War & Plunder: Battles that Shaped the World

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season

Throughout the course of history, Kings, Generals, and rulers have waged massive sea battles in the name of land, religion, and riches. This series looks back at some of greatest naval conflicts in history, centered on New World struggles for gold, slaves, and sea lanes. In these brutal encounters, countless lives were lost, ships and treasure were sent to the ocean bottom, and legends were made.

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The Battle of Hood and Bismarck
6. The Battle of Hood and Bismarck
April 2, 2018
It was the greatest sea battle of World War II. The Hood was built before the first world war, a modern British galleon designed to outrun and outgun any enemy. The Bismark was Germany's answer, a defensive naval masterpiece. The battle ended in the destruction of both warships and claimed the lives of almost 3,500 men. Now, scientists and historians are on a quest to resurrect them from the deep.
Captain Morgan's Mystery Ships
5. Captain Morgan's Mystery Ships
April 2, 2018
Morgan virtually ran a private pirate fleet in the Caribbean up until his death in 1688. We bring to life the most colorful period of Western history thanks to a discovery that could be the maritime equivalent of the Valley of the Kings.
Tobago 1677
4. Tobago 1677
April 2, 2018
Explore a dramatic moment in Caribbean and world history, when European nations battled for domination of the New World. Three centuries later, examine the remains of twenty French & Dutch battleships that now lie at the bottom of Scarborough Harbor.
Royal Wreck of Gold
3. Royal Wreck of Gold
April 2, 2018
When the steam clipper "The Royal Charter" was wrecked off the British coast, it took an unbelievable 460 passengers and 80 million Australian dollars with it. Now, for the first time, unearth the secrets of The Royal Charter.
Trafalgar
2. Trafalgar
April 2, 2018
This historical drama takes us back to one of the great battles in naval history. It took place in 1805 during the great Napoleonic Wars and pitted the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of Spain and France. In one of the most decisive engagements ever, the Royal Navy lost only one ship while sinking 22 French and Spanish warships. It put an end to Napoleon's plan to invade England.
Broadside: Emerging Empires Collide
1. Broadside: Emerging Empires Collide
April 2, 2018
Throughout the 17th century, the Dutch and English fought a series of deadly and costly wars over which country would dominate world trade for the next two centuries. They waged massive sea battles in Europe and embarked on violent raids from Asia to Africa and North America. This dramatic film takes its name from warships of the time, with batteries of cannons and guns on each side of the hull.
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Throughout the course of history, Kings, Generals, and rulers have waged massive sea battles in the name of land, religion, and riches. This series looks back at some of greatest naval conflicts in history, centered on New World struggles for gold, slaves, and sea lanes. In these brutal encounters, countless lives were lost, ships and treasure were sent to the ocean bottom, and legends were made.

  • Premiere Date
    April 2, 2018