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Smithsonian Channel - WWII's Most Daring Raids: Series 1 (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 16, 2017
Smithsonian Channel - WWII's Most Daring Raids: Series 1 (2016)

Smithsonian Channel - WWII's Most Daring Raids: Series 1 (2016)
HDTV | 1278 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3338 Kbps | 6x~43mn | English AAC 161 Kbps, 2 channels | 7.04 GB
Genre: Documentary, History, War

They were U.S. paratroopers, Norwegian operatives, and British Commandos, Allied teams leading high-risk operations throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia to fight Hitler and turn the tide of the war. WWII's Most Daring Raids puts you in the heart of the action, giving you a minute-by-minute account of the most astonishing surprise attacks against the Third Reich. We forensically examine how exactly these assaults played out, through expert analysis and testimonies from the brave men who carried them out.
TTC Video - Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History [Repost]

TTC Video - Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History
Course No. 8576 | .M4V, AVC, 2000 kbps, 640x360 | English, AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 8.14 GB
Lecturer: Richard Kurin, Ph.D.

Smithsonian Channel - Secrets of the Taj Mahal (2014)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Dec. 8, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Secrets of the Taj Mahal (2014)

Smithsonian Channel - Secrets of the Taj Mahal (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3000 Kbps | 46mins | English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.01 GB
Genre: Documentary, History

It is considered a wonder of the world, and one of the most popular tourist attractions on Earth, but few realize that the Taj Mahal was built as a monument to eternal love. This is the story of Shah Jahan, ruler of India's mighty Mogul Empire, and his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, and of a love too perfect to survive. The Queen's tragic death moved Jahan to construct a shrine worthy of her name, but with this iconic structure, he would ultimately pay a terrible price to complete his life's work.

Smithsonian Channel - Fall of Japan: In Color (2015)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Dec. 2, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Fall of Japan: In Color (2015)

Smithsonian Channel - Fall of Japan: In Color (2015)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3299 Kbps | 46mn 1s | 1.11 GB
Audio: English AAC 144 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, War

When American troops joined the epic battle against the Japanese in World War II, a British journalist followed along, equipped with a movie camera, some rolls of color film, and a powerful friendship with General Douglas MacArthur. Follow the travels of war correspondent William Courtenay and his unrivaled reporting on the Pacific campaign and its great commander. Then witness his remarkable archival recordings, from multiple island attacks to the aftermath of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Smithsonian Channel - Black Mamba: Kiss of Death (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 15, 2015
Smithsonian Channel - Black Mamba: Kiss of Death (2013)

Smithsonian Channel - Black Mamba: Kiss of Death (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3870 Kbps | 46mn 1s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.24 GiB
Genre: Documentary

The bite of the black mamba is known by South African locals as the "kiss of death." A single strike can deliver enough neurotoxic venom to kill 15 grown men. It has one of Africa's worst reputations, but does it deserve its bad rap? Behind the bad press lies a mercurial reptile that is quite shy. Follow a female mamba looking for a home to incubate her eggs while avoiding her main enemy: humans. Then join snake bounty hunter Simon Keys, whose black mamba sanctuary offers a unique look at the secret behavior of this much-maligned snake.

Smithsonian Channel - Mighty Ships (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 3, 2015
Smithsonian Channel - Mighty Ships (2015)

Smithsonian Channel - Mighty Ships (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3526 Kbps | 6x~43min | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 6.7 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Set sail on the world's mightiest ships as they embark on some of the most challenging, dangerous jobs a working boat will ever face. These marvels of marine technology are built for anything the heavens and oceans can dole out, and the dedicated men and women who work aboard these ships are equally battle-tested. From a dredger deepening a massive harbor to the construction and maiden voyage of a luxury mega cruiser, experience it all firsthand on this first-rate, high seas adventure.

Smithsonian Channel - Stonehenge Empire (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 22, 2014
Smithsonian Channel - Stonehenge Empire (2014)

Smithsonian Channel - Stonehenge Empire (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3138 Kbps | 1h 32mn | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 2.31 GiB
Genre: Documentary

For centuries, Stonehenge has been cloaked in mystery. Who built it? How did they do it? Why did they do it and what is its significance? Now, a team of archaeologists takes a high-tech approach to find out, and their discoveries will exceed all expectations. Learn the full story of the world's most investigated prehistoric site, featuring a forgotten people who were meticulous planners, profound believers and true warriors. It's a 10,000-year-old tale, pieced together by state-of-the-art survey equipment and compelling archaeological evidence.

Smithsonian Channel - Hitler's Riches (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 15, 2014
Smithsonian Channel - Hitler's Riches (2014)

Smithsonian Channel - Hitler's Riches (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2401 Kbps | 46mn 0s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 935 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Months after World War II, an extraordinary discovery was made inside a captured Nazi official's coat lining: the last will and testament of Adolf Hitler. Discover the untold story of the notorious dictator's controversial final document, written just hours before he took his life, and learn the secrets he tried to take to his grave. Our investigation reveals the only surviving witness of the will's discovery, the Austrian salt mine where Hitler hid his stolen art collection, and the surprising home of some of Hitler's last-known relatives.

Smithsonian Channel - I Was a Jet Set Stewardess (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 14, 2014
Smithsonian Channel - I Was a Jet Set Stewardess (2014)

Smithsonian Channel - I Was a Jet Set Stewardess (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2818 Kbps | 46mn 0s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 1.05 GiB
Genre: Documentary

In the 1960s, jetliners changed passenger travel forever. They also changed the lives of a few fortunate women. Go back to this golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate seven-course meals, and young, charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry. Through interviews and anecdotes, we detail the evolution of the "air hostess," how they became icons for a generation and why the jet set era opened new career horizons that many women could only dream of.
Smithsonian Channel - A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America (2014)

Smithsonian Channel - A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2711 Kbps | 47mn 31s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.05 GiB
Genre: Documentary

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is known by all, treasured for its powerful melody and stirring lyrics. And yet, only about 40% of U.S. citizens know all the words. And even fewer know their meaning. Join us as we travel back to 1814, when Washington D.C. was under British attack during the "Second War of Independence," and the very bricks and mortar of American democracy were reduced to smoking rubble. We examine the battle that inspired witness Francis Scott Key to immortalize its final moments, then reveal how his poem transformed into an anthem.