Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists embarked on a perilous race to see who could build and detonate the world’s largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built.
Lionel Logue was an Australian speech therapist and stage actor who successfully treated, among others, King George VI, who had a pronounced stammer. The 2010 movie The Kings Speech won 3 Academy Awards. This is the the Smithsonian channel presentation of the true story as visited by his grandson Mark.
Prisoner of Paradise is a 2003 Canadian documentary film directed by Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender. The film tells the true story of Kurt Gerron, a German-Jewish cabaret and film actor in the 1920s and 1930s who was sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp where he was commanded to write and direct a Nazi propaganda film
On April 30, 1975, Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam was captured by the People’s Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front.