Dan Snow's History Hit

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

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Disaster Before D-Day: Exercise Tiger


The D-Day landings of June 6 1944 were the largest amphibious landing in the history of warfare & were a major turning point towards Allied victory. But they weren’t without planning & practice & in late April 1944, one of these trials ende...


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The Bank That Sacked Its Customers


When we think of investment banking we think of high-risk trades, profit at any cost and big bonuses but there is an institution that sees it differently; Brown Brothers Harriman. Zachary Karabell joins Dan to tell the story of a different kind of bank.


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Democracy


In this episode taken from our back catalogue Professor Paul Cartledge the concept which is the foundation stone of our political culture: democracy.


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Tulsa Race Massacre


On May 31 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma, was torn apart by one of the worst instances of racialised violence in American history. Scott Elsworth joins Dan to to shed light on what happened in Tulsa on that terrible day & the ongoing work to deal with its le...


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Joan of Arc


On May 30, 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake at the age of 19. It is safe to say that few teenagers have had as big an impact on Anglo-French history as Joan of Arc.


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Israel and Palestine: An Israeli Perspective with Benny Morris


The conflict between Israeli's and Palestinians is one that inflames strong emotions and opinions on all sides, but can a solution be found or is it an intractable one?


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The Mystery of the Ninth Legion


The legions of Rome were the nucleus of Rome’s military might for centuries. Yet of these legions there was one whose end is shrouded in mystery: the Ninth Legion. So what might have happened to this legion?


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Sinking the Bismarck


In May 1941 Nazi Germany's most powerful warship and pride of the Kriegsmarine the Bismarck slipped out of harbour and made its way to hunt Allied merchant shipping in the Atlantic. Operation Rheinubung would be its first and last mission.


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Mary Anning: Palaeontology's Forgotten Pioneer


Born in Lyme Regis in 1799, Mary Anning was a pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector whose story continues to inspire so many scientists to this day. Emma Bernard joins Dan to celebrate the life and achievements of this pioneering fossil hunter.


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Hunting the Bismarck


In May 1941, the Royal Navy pursued Nazi Germany's largest battleship, the Bismarck, in the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare. Angus Konstam takes Dan through a blow by blow account of Operation Rheinübung and the sinking of Bis...


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