Your ringside seat to history -
from the Ancient World to the present. History through
the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis
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Life at Sea. . . Aboard a Whaling Ship, 1850
Thar She Blows!... "The boat spun after him with almost the swiftness of a top, now diving through the seas and tossing the spray, and then lying still while the whale sounded."
Joining the British Navy, 1793
"I am very happy and as comfortable as if I was at home." An example of growing up quickly in the 18th century: an eleven-year-sailor writes his mother to describe his first day in the British Navy.
of the Week:
" Fearless Freddie"...1920
Hey – it’s a living… Hollywood stuntman "Fearless Freddy" performs a dare-devil stunt and makes history.
Captured German footage
of one of its submarines in action during
World War I.
Death of a Zeppelin, 1916.
"I saw high in the sky a concentrated blaze of searchlights, and in its centre a ruddy glow which rapidly spread into the outline of a blazing airship." The terror of the night skies is shot down over London.
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." Albert Einstein (1879-1955).
The first wave attacks
the beach in one of WWII's costliest battles.