1st Indochina War Comes to An End

  On this day, a meeting was held in Geneva, which partitioned Vietnam into northern and southern regions. Eight years earlier, 30,000 Viet Minh soldiers under Ho Chi Minh had attacked French positions in Hanoi, Vietnam, and three decades of war in Indochina began. Ho Chi Minh first traveled to France at the end of World…Read more

Christmas Day 800: Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor

Often called the “Father of Europe,” Charlemagne was a Frankish warrior king who united much of the continent under the banner of the Carolingian Empire. Beginning in the late 700s, Charlemagne forged a vast kingdom through extensive military campaigns against the Saxons, the Lombards and the Avars. A devout Catholic, he also aggressively converted his…Read more

8 Things You Might Not Know About Attila the Hun

Known as “Flagellum Dei,” or “scourge of God,” Attila the Hun was one of the most fearsome enemies the Romans ever faced. 1. His upbringing was privileged. Far from the stereotype of the unwashed, uneducated barbarian, Attila was born (probably at the beginning of the fifth century A.D.) into the most powerful family north of…Read more

Attila the Hun: Leader of the Hunnic Empire

Attila the Hun was the leader of the Hunnic Empire from 434 to 453 A.D. Also called Flagellum Dei, or the “scourge of God,” Attila was known to Romans for his brutality and a penchant for sacking and pillaging Roman cities. He’s considered one of the greatest “barbarian” rulers in history, having successfully expanded the rule of the…Read more


Charlemagne (c.742-814), also known as Karl and Charles the Great, was a medieval emperor who ruled much of Western Europe from 768 to 814. In 771, Charlemagne became king of the Franks, a Germanic tribe in present-day Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and western Germany. He embarked on a mission to unite all Germanic peoples into…Read more

Attila the Hun

  SCOURGE OF THE EAST Attila is thought to have been born around AD 406. In AD 434, when he was about 30 years old, he and his brother Bleda succeeded to the Hunnic lordship after the death of their uncle. Despite the lust for plundering riches, the record reflects that Attila’s tastes were modest. He…Read more


Chaplain Walter Dexter’s story is featured at the National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia, from where he departed by convoy in late-1914. He was the most decorated Australian chaplain of World War I. He did all he could for his “boys”, in life and death, writes Jenny Tabakoff. Australia’s World War I chaplains were…Read more

The Notre-Dame Cathedral Was Nearly Destroyed By French Revolutionary Mobs

By: Erin Blakemore Sourced from:   It’s one of France’s most powerful religious, architectural and cultural symbols—and images of Notre-Dame de Paris in flames evoke questions about how the city, and the cathedral, will move forward. But the fire isn’t the first time the cathedral has faced destruction. In the 1790s, anti-Christian forces all but…Read more

Territory Tribute

19 February – 25 April 2019 In the lead up to ANZAC Day, the HISTORY channel are proud to support the ‘Territory Tribute’, a program of events committed to sharing and honouring Darwin and the territory’s unique military history. The Northern territory has experienced a military history unlike any other in Australia and was instrumental in the…Read more

Commemorative WWI 100th Anniversary- Special Collector’s Edition

Coordinated by publisher Nuclear Media and adapted from the beautiful series published by The Daily Mirror in the UK, this 4-part-series commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the end of ‘The Great War.’ Each edition includes a commemorative war-time ‘Daily Mirror’ newspaper that focuses on pivotal points in the Great War’s history as well as personal…Read more

World War One – The 100 Days Offensive

  After some three and a half years of global carnage on a scale never seen before in history, World War One was still in the balance, and would go through one more tremendous convulsion of death and horror before it finally ran its course. On 21 March 1918 the German Army launched a massive series of…Read more

Sir John Monash

  The last 100 days of World War One – a period that extended from 4th August to 11th November 1918 – proved decisive when finally, after more than four years of bloodshed, misery and carnage the like of which had never been seen before – the War was over. In the earlier days of the…Read more

Foxtel GO is back better than ever before

  • Foxtel GO streams in HD, live and On Demand • Chromecast and AirPlay lets multi-room subscribers take the big screen experience with them, anytime, any place • Watch on tablets, smartphones and select PC & Mac browsers Foxtel has unveiled the supercharged arrival of its popular mobile streaming app, Foxtel GO. The news…Read more

The Pacific: About Captain Cook

In The Pacific, Sam Neill crosses the length and breadth of the largest ocean in the world to experience for himself a contemporary journey in Captain Cook’s footsteps. Captain James Cook’s incredible epic voyages of discovery are as controversial now after 250 years as ever. James Cook – Making of a Mariner James was born in…Read more

The Fateful Return to Hawaii

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The Fateful Return to Hawaii Resolution and Discovery returned to Hawaii in 1779. After sailing around the archipelago for about eight weeks, they made landfall at Kealakekua Bay, on the largest island in the group. After a…Read more

The Third and Final Voyage of James Cook (1776–79)

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The Third and Final Voyage of James Cook (1776–79) By 1776, James Cook was well-renowned for his seamanship, surveying and exploring. He had commanded two great voyages around the world and become the first European to visit…Read more

The Second Voyage of James Cook (1772 – 1775)

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The Second Voyage of James Cook (1772 – 1775) In 1772, Lieutenant Cook was promoted to Commander. This promotion led to a new expedition to settle once and for all the speculative existence of the Great Southern…Read more

The First Voyage of James Cook (1768 – 1771)

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The First voyage of James Cook (1768 – 1771) The HMS Endeavour departed England on the 26th August 1768. Lieutenant Cook and his crew rounded Cape Horn and continued westward across the Pacific to arrive at Tahiti on…Read more

James Cook – Making of a Mariner

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The Making of a Mariner James was born in the northern town of Marton, Yorkshire on 7 November 1728. At the ripe old age of sixteen, a little over the age that he could have joined the Royal…Read more

The Real Story Of… truth is stranger than fiction

  The idea that truth is stranger than fiction has been around a while. It’s been attributed to Shakespeare, Twain and some might even make the argument for Tom Clancy. We’re not here to debate the origins of this well-worn phrase, but it’s Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the world most famous detective Sherlock Holmes…Read more