Reader's Digest: Glorious Triumphs and Great Tragedies (2003)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Tragedies & Catastrophes  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This presentation from the Reader's Digest Association recounts over a dozen momentous events that helped shape world history. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and told through archival footage and historical reenactments, the two-hour program travels the globe to bring stories such as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the sinking of the Titanic, and the tragedy of Ann Boleyn to life. Also included are a climb up Mount Everest, the Battle of Gettysburg, the mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the lost ark of Jerusalem, the D-Day invasion, the building of the Panama Canal, the attack at Pearl Harbor, the construction of the Taj Mahal, and the final days of the Romanovs in Russia.

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archival-footage, disaster, famous-structures, landmark, re-enactment, war