Durning the Cold War the United States built a number of underground shelters to protect essential government and emergency services personnel from a Soviet attack and to allow them to continue to provide essential services. This program focuses on the bunker built to house Congress under the Greenbrier hotel with brief looks at Cheyenne Mountain and JFK's Palm Springs bunker.
Josef Stalin is considered one of the most powerful and murderous dictators ever. He was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century and his regime of terror caused the death and suffering of tens of millions.
Airships flew years before the Wright Brothers flew the first airplane, yet it has been almost forgotten. The largest aircraft ever built was an airship. The first aerial bombardment of one nation by another was conducted using airships and they still are used today.
Ivan the Terrible, Russia's first Tsar, led a brutal and unpredictable life. A renowned sadist, Ivan was the originator of Russia's secret police. He fortified walls to counter the advancing age of artillery, expanded the borders of his nation.
During the heyday of piracy, fearsome buccaneers sailed the Caribbean in search of booty. Fortresses are raided, swords are drawn and galleons clash in an incredible story of glittering treasure and swashbuckling adventures.