People have always been fascinated by the violent crimes, accidents and suicides reported in "News in brief" columns. Unjustly disdained by historians and generally left to the sensationalist press, these news stories...> more
In 1888, a series of gruesome murders shocked London: The perpetrator was dubbed “Jack the Ripper”.
On 8 July 1947, the US Air Force announced the discovery of a “flying disc” which had crashed in the Roswell area of New Mexico.
In August 1933, Violette Nozière, 18, killed her father by poisoning in Paris.
A Prime Time event documentary
In the Middle Ages, Paris gave birth to the world’s most famous stone edifice. An internationally renowned monument and Europe’s most-visited cathedral, Notre-Dame is a preciou...
The first part of the film explores the period starting with the independence of Greece in 1830 and finishing with the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913. A period during which the Ottoman Empire would totally recede from Europe, after f...> more
In 1914, a weakened Ottoman Empire joined World War 1 on the side of Germany, Bulgaria and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It literally had to fight on every one of its borders.
Following World War 1, the first unified Yugoslavia was born, the kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Very quickly, the first separatist tensions appeared in Kosovo, and particularly in Croatia.