What are the best Free history documentaries on Youtube ?

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    #1Dogfight - The Mystery of the Red Baron

    Dogfight - The Mystery of the Red Baron
    The corpse-lined trenches of Northern France are well known as one of the deadliest killing grounds of World War I. In fact, proportionately, an even more lethal war was taking place in the skies over Europe. The world's first flying 'aces' were regarded as the cosseted 'glamour boys' of The Great War. But by 1917, the life expectancy of a new pilot was just two weeks. In a few years, the amateur enthusiasts and young adventurers who made up the embryonic Royal Flying Corps and German Air Force had been turned, by bloody circumstance and rapidly advancing technology, into ruthless assassins.

    Tian Ye
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "World War I has always been very intriguing to me. Learning about the red baron was fascinating and I can only imagine the real horrors that soldiers back then suffered from. People should learn about our history more."
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    #2Explosion of 1812

    Explosion of 1812
    The War of 1812 was a military conflict, lasting for two and a half years, fought by the United States of America against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, its North American colonies, and its American Indian allies.

    Rishika Bose
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "A few years ago, I never would have considered YouTube a trusted source for historical information. But after looking into “The History Guy” and watching a few other of the videos, they seem completely legitimate. I fact checked a few things to be sure and everything came up accurate. I was specifically interested in the War on 1812 for a project I had but if you are just interested in history in general, this seems like a great resource."
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    #3Who Killed Jesus?

    Who Killed Jesus?

    Discover the truth behind Pontius Pilate's role in Jesus' death. Far from the weak character portrayed in the Bible, he was a brutal politician. Controversial and compelling, Secrets Of The Cross pushes aside centuries of tradition to expose fascinating secrets at the heart of the Christian story.


    María Elena Blanco
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I killed jesus....just kidding. This documentary is like an introspection of Pontius Pilate and proves that religion and Christianity is actually very mystifying and deep. We barely scrape the surface of religion with what we know and just blind faith isn't enough to quell our questions about the events in the past. Especially trying to connect actual and proven historical events to the happenings in the bible."
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    #4Voynich Code

    Voynich Code

    It is the world's most mysterious manuscript. A book, written by an unknown author, illustrated with pictures that are as bizarre as they are puzzling -- and written in a language that even the best cryptographers have been unable to decode. No wonder that this script even has a part in Dan Brown's latest bestseller "The Lost Symbol".


    Ann Pierce
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "The world is full of mysteries and after finishing this docu, I have more questions than before!! It makes me want to make a time machine just to get some answers. I wish doctor who was real si I can borrow his tardis and go back in time!"
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    #5How the Europeans Divided Africa

    How the Europeans Divided Africa
    The white man came to Africa as missionaries and explorers but were soon sitting on a table dividing Africa amongst themselves. Here's a peep into how Europeans looted Africa of its wealth and sovereignty.

    Joyce Jimenez
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Needed to know this information for a class I was taking. Watching a video for some reason helps me remember more than just reading it on a page. I like the narration and it is really easy to keep following through the entire video."
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    #6The Lusitania

    The Lusitania
    The sinking of this great liner was an event which provoked outrage on an unprecedented scale, marking a pivotal moment in the war. In 1915, it was the fastest, biggest and most glamorous ocean liner in the world, plying the Atlantic between New York and Liverpool. This dramatised documentary retells the story of the Lusitania's fateful voyage, when the liner, on route to the port of Liverpool, was torpedoed off the south coast of Ireland by a German U-Boat.

    Andy Gu
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a 90 minute documentary relating to the sinking of the Lusitania which lead the US into WW1. It is an excellent documentary . There are many other documentaries available but it certainly is an excellent exploration. "
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    #7The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum

    The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum
    Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill presents a documentary following the scientific investigation that aims to lift the lid on what life was like in the small Roman town of Herculaneum, moments before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption.


    Hannah Fisher
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I used this video for my class but now it's gone. I should've downloaded it but I didn't expect it would be taken down. It was very easy to understand and very interesting that it's a pity I can no longer share this with my students."


Best What are the best Free history documentaries on Youtube
1Dogfight - The Mystery of the Red Baron Videos 14 Paid
2Explosion of 1812Videos 10 Paid
3Who Killed Jesus? Videos 7 Paid
4Voynich CodeVideos 7 Paid
5How the Europeans Divided Africa Videos 5 Paid
6The Lusitania Videos 4 Paid
7The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum Videos 1 Paid

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