This tour of Sicilian highlights starts in Palermo, where we’ll sing with the merchants in the markets, join locals in their passeggiata, drop in on a contessa, and marvel at the Romanesque cathedral of Monreale. Then we’ll sip wine on the slopes of Mount Etna, munch cannoli, ponder Greek temples at Agrigento, admire Roman mosaics […]
The Highlands stoke kilted dreams of Scotland…where legends of Bonnie Prince Charlie swirl around lonely castles. We visit the “Weeping Glen” of Glencoe, bustling Inverness, and the battlefield at Culloden. Then we’ll make a pilgrimage to the spiritual capital of a major clan, and go prehistoric at Stone Age burial grounds and Iron Age island […]
We’ll begin on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland. Then we’ll visit another of the Inner Hebrides, road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where we’ll explore Iron Age forts, peat fields, a venerable distillery, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula. Finally, we’ll sail to Orkney — […]
Teeming Cairo, straddling the Nile, is the capital of Egypt and one of the leading cities of the Muslim world. With 20 million people, greater Cairo pulses with energy. We explore the back streets on a tuk-tuk, drop in on a mosque, haggle with a gauntlet of eager merchants, bake some pita bread, help chisel […]
In this hour-long special, Rick Steves explores the historic and cultural wonders of Egypt. In Cairo, we climb into a pyramid, greet the Sphinx, and marvel at King Tut’s gold. In Alexandria, we wander back lanes and stroll a Mediterranean promenade. In Luxor, we revel in the pharaohs’ temples and hidden tombs. And after a […]
After exploring the proud cuisine capital of Lyon — which, at least in its own mind, rivals Paris — we head for Chamonix, in the shadow of Europe’s tallest peak: Mont Blanc. With the classic alpine resort as our springboard, we make some high-altitude cheese, then ride the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and […]
Auschwitz inhumane imprisonment was a system of German Nazi death camps and eradication camps constructed and worked by the Third Reich in Polish territories attached by Nazi Germany amid World War II. It comprised of Auschwitz I (the first camp), Auschwitz II–Birkenau (a mix focus/elimination camp), Auschwitz III–Monowitz (a work camp to staff an IG […]
An upcoming book, ‘The Chief Witness: Escape from China’s Modern-Day Concentration Camps,’ details one woman’s ‘fight to survive’ inside one of China’s 380 HORRIFIC concentration camps. Glenn reads excerpts from the book which detail the appalling atrocities prisoners must endure inside camp walls. We’ve seen horrors like this in history before. So, why aren’t we […]
Kings and Generals animated historical documentary series on Modern Warfare continues a video on the Battles of Greece and Crete in 1940-1941 during World War II, as Italy and Germany attempted to invade Greece, which led to the intervention by the forces of the British Commonwealth.
Russian Documentary, with added English narration, on the battle of Stalingrad; directed by Maria Slavinskaya.