011: Moving Like the Wind

Winston Churchill in 1900
Winston Churchill in 1900

The Second Anglo-Boer War erupts, following the British ultimatum and the Boer counter-ultimatum. In the opening weeks of the war, the Boers have everything their own way, and the British are stymied.
 
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010: Lest We Forget

Lord Salisbury
Lord Salisbury

A look at the Britain and her Empire at the end of the nineteenth century, with a special emphasis on Ireland and South Africa because, [spoiler alert] things are going to happen there.

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“Rule, Britannia!”
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Composed in 1860 by William Whiting. Public domain.
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009: Dark Clouds

X-ray photograph of Mrs. Röntgen's hand, made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895.
X-ray photograph of Mrs. Röntgen’s hand, made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895.

A look at some of the biggest physical science puzzles at the beginning of the twentieth century. Electrons, x-rays, radioactivity. And a look at the most important scientist of the time, Marie Curie.

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First Suite in E♭ for Military Band
Composed in 1909 by Gustav Holst. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Marine Band. Public domain. Source.

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008: J’Accuse…!

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The Dreyfus Affair pits the French Right against the Republic in a political struggle that threatens to tear the country apart, and tells us something about the new face of antisemitism.

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Valse de Paris

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