RTD’s history documentaries let you travel back in time and experience the thrill and heartache of the world’s most significant eras and events. From revolutions and world wars to momentous achievements in sports and space exploration, you’ll feel like you were there yourself. You can hop aboard the ship of Russian Emperor Peter the Great and witness his first victory at sea and join Che Guevara’s band of guerrillas during his final stand. Or sit alongside Yuri Gagarin as he is launched into the cosmos, becoming the first man in space.
RTD’s history documentaries give insight into historical processes and the motives behind life-changing decisions: the Leningrad siege, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or the 2008 war between Georgia and South Ossetia. You’ll learn about historical figures, including revolutionary Che Guevara, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Archive footage, reenactment, witnesses’ accounts, and historians’ input will take you back in time, showing the events from various perspectives. With RTD’s history documentaries, the only limit is your imagination.