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The Napoleonic Wars

The Age of Napoleon
A powerful story of an era dominated by one remarkable man, the Emperor Napoleon, a man who has attracted more debate than almost any figure in history. Ruthless and despotic but an undoubted military genius, this atmospheric and informative DVD follows the Emperor from his early days, through the glorious victory at Austerlitz, to the disasters of the Russian campaign and his final defeat at Waterloo.
Superbly filmed reconstructions and re-enactments, period imagery and expert analysis explain the rise and fall of this famous man from history.
Narrated by Mike Leighton


The Battle of Waterloo 1815

A powerful account of the final defeat of the Emperor Napoleon
It was a battle which would change the face of Europe forever. A day of savage fighting which destroyed the dreams of Napoleon and freed the Continent from the threat of his vaulting ambitions.
Yet it could all have been so different, for the outcome of the great battle was determined by a handful of fateful decisions and desperate actions.
The spectacular DVD tells the story of the final thunderous encounter of the Napoleonic era.
Featuring stunning experts from major feature films, specially-filmed authentic reconstructions and re-enactments, and dramatised "eye-witness" accounts. "The Battle of Waterloo 1815" provides a unique record of one of the turning points in world history.
Expert commentary and analysis comes from Dr.David Chandler author of "The Campaigns of Napoleon".
Narrated by Robert Powell

Napoleon The Early Years

Napoleon is the powerful story of the man who gave his name to an entire era.
From his birth in the Corsican capital of Ajjacio in August in 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte seems to have been marked down for greatness. This episode covers the all important years of Napoleon's life, right up to his capture of Toulon in 1793 and the infamous "whiff of grapeshot" where he fired upon and killed 200 rebellious French citizens to protect the government.

Napoleon The Early Campaigns

The Man... The Myth... The Legend...
Marriage to Josephine Rose de Beauharnais did little to quell Napoleon's vaulting ambition. Now he had the opportunity to display his burgeoning military talents, which he showed to full effect during the stunning first Italian campaign. This episode covers the Italian campaign plus the invasion of Egipt and the battle of the pyramids, ending with Napoleon,s rise to First Consul in 1779.


Life under Napoleon
A conqueror shapes Europe

Episode 1. The Conqueror
Episode2. The Revolutionary
Episode3. The Overreacher
Episode4. The Fall of Napoleon

Perfume, cognac, champagne, wax figures, busts - wherever we look, we find the French emperor's legacy. Laws, customs, machines, figures of speech; many have their roots in the Napoleonic era. From the metric system and massive road construction projects; the Louisiana Purchase to the roots of today's European legal systems.

In four episodes we examine what life was like in Europe from 1799 until 1815, from the end of the French Revolution until Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig 1813 and Waterloo 1815. We show Napoleon's rise and fall exclusively from the point of view of the citizens of his time - blacksmiths, soldiers, farmers, dissidents, housewives - first hand accounts of life changing events, based on authentic historical material, diares, letters and court documents.
These don't speak of politics and alliances but about blood and tears, tyrany and hunger, about joy and freedom.


Napoleonic Battles
Double Volume 4

Austerlitz 1805
As the famous sun of Austerlitz rose through the pale mist on the morning of 2 December 1805, the stage was set for one of the most decisive battles of the Napoleonic era. By evening, the combined armies of Austria and Russia would be uttely destroyed. It was to be Napoleon's greatest victory, achieved by a commander at the very peak of his powers.

The Battle of Borodino
The Battle of Borodino took place during the Emperor Napoleon's disastrous Russian invasion of 1812 and was one of the most crucial battles of the entire Napoleonic era. The two sides met, just 60 miles from Moscow, on September 7th 1812. For a man who had earned a reputation as military genius, Napoleon failed to make the most of his long-awaided opportunity; he simply hurled his troops at the determined Russians. The result was the single biggest bloodbath of the Napoleonic wars more than 68 000 troops were killed or wounded.


Waterloo

One of the most infamous chapters of history is brought to life in this spectacular film from Academy Award winning director Sergei Bondarchuk. With an acclaimed international cast headed by Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer and Orson Welles, WATERLOO tells the story of Napoleon Bonaparte - from his abdication and exile, his dramatic escape, his reunion with his devoted troops and Generals to his last, desperate bid for ultimate power and glory.
With meticulous attention to detail, outstanding performmances and stunning visuals, WATERLOO is a true motion picture epic set against a magnificent backdrop of battle and bloodshed.


The Duellists

Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel star in this dramatic film about two officers in Napoleon's army who violently confront each other in series of duels. The duels begin as a reaction to a minor incident and escalate into a consuming passion that rules the lives of both men for a period of 15 years.
Based on Joseph Conrad's story, The Duellists explores the themes of obsessions, honour and violence.
This visually breathtaking film weaves a compelling story through to an unexpected outcome. It was awarded "Best Debut Film" at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy's literary masterpiece comes to life in this epic film classic, featuring the talents of some of the greatest names from Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Audrey Hepburn as Natasha, Henry Fonda as Pierre, and Mel Ferrer as Prince Andrei, War and Peace is a compelling Academy Award - nominated drama of international conflict, spectacular adventure, gripping intrigue and tragic romance set against the sweeping backdrop of Napoleon's invasion of Russia.

Napoleon

The epic tale of the man who changed the world.
For the first time ever, Napoleon the man and legend is depicted on screen in all of his facets: as a man of human needs and desires, strengths and weaknesses; as a soldier, politician and visionary who raised himself above his fellow mortals and transformed himself into a legend.
Napoleon is shown dealing with and manipulating power; loving, seducing and not infrequently betraying the women in his life; interacting with his tight-knit, highly demanding Corsican family; inspiring his armies to achieve the First Empire's most glorious conquests.
"Napoleon" sweeps away the pathos of previous portrayals and presents its subject in all his complexity and contradictions. It provokes questions and challenges common assumptions. It paints a portrait of Napoleon that respects the facts and despicts him as a man whose life can still move and inspire us all.


The Great Commanders - Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. This programme focuses on the Battle of Austerlitz, a spectacular victory against Austria and Russia, which fully justifies his reputation as the greatest modern commander.

Sharpe

Multi-Award Winning Sharpe is one of the most spectacular and successful action-drama movie series ever made
Set in 19th century Spain during the Napoleonic wars, these fast moving, hard hitting action adventures bring to the screen all the danger, intrigue and romance of one of the bloodiest periods in the history of warfare.
Based on Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels and starring acclaimed actor Sean Bean, Brian Cox, and Pete Postlethwaithe.

15 exciting full lenght features over 25 hours of thrilling action.

1.Sharpe's Rifles. 2.Sharpe's Eagle. 3.Sharpe's Company. 4.Sharpe's Enemy. 5.Sharpe's Honour.
6.Sharpe's Gold. 7.Sharpe's Battle. 8.Sharpe's Sword. 9.Sharpe's Regiment. 10.Sharpe's Siege.
11.Sharpe's Mission. 12.Sharpe's Revenge. 13.Sharpe's Justice. 14.Sharpe's Waterloo. 15.Sharpe's Legend.


Empires - Napoleon
Soldier, Emperor, Lover, Statesman

For nearly two decades he strode the world stage like a colossous - loved and despised, venerated and feared. From his birth on the rugged island of Corsica to his final exile on the godforsaken island St.Helena, Empires: Napoleon brings this extraordinary figure to life. Napoleon bears passionate witness to a man whose charisma swayed an empire and sparked his exalted belief in his own compromised by his contradictions, Napoleon's love of France, was so compromised by his notions of personal glory that he repeatedly plunged his country into war.
The story of Napoleon Bonaparte is a fascinating one. The fact that this particular documentary on his life is so well researched, written, and lovingly produced only makes the story even more riveting viewing.
The four episodes on this double-DVD set are:
* Episode 1: To Destiny
* Episode 2: Mastering Luck
* Episode 3: The Summit of Ambition
* Episode 4: The End
Regardless of what you may think of Napoleon, he was undeniably one of the greatest military strategists who ever lived. He was also one of the world's most powerful men, controlling in his time a mighty empire spanning at its peak the majority of Europe. But above all this, Napoleon's was a fascinating life and this documentary tells that story with conviction and even-handedness. It makes for riverting viewing.

The Battle of Trafalgar

Featuring superb filmed reconstructions, specialy selected feature film footage, contemporary images, and dramatized eye-witness accounts, this unique programs provide a fine record of Napoleon at war for enthusiasts and students alike. This program also features expert analysis by Dr.David G. Chandler, the world's leading Napoleonic authority.
A detailed look at one of the crucial battles of the Napoleonic wars. The British victory at Trafalgar ended Napoleon's hopes for an invasion of England.
Narrator - Robert Powell


Horatio Nelson - Victor at Trafalgar

The name of Britain's most celebrated naval tactician is inextricably linked to "victory". Whether in reference to his famous ship or in memory of his many triumphs, Horatio Nelson lived a charmed existence upon the waves.
His life on dry land, however, was to prove less "victorious" and far more controversial as his personal dealings became something of a scandal. A maried man, yet openly flaunting his affair with Lady Emma Hamilton, wife of Lord Hamilton, Nelson caused outrage in both London society and within the higher echelons of the navy.

Narrated by Graham Mc Tavish.


Disaster of Napoleon's Fleet

The pride of Napoleon's fleet - loaded with a fortune in gold and silver plunged to the depths faster than anyone thought possible.
World renowned wreck divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler bring expose long submerged secrets.

August 1,1798. A mighty French fleet under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte is anchored in Aboukir Bay, Egypt. Just hours before sunset British Admiral Horatio Nelson's fleet discovers the French and battle ensues. In the dark of night, the french flagship, L'Orient, one of the most powerful warships in the world, suddenly explodes. She sinks quickly, taking an estimated $20 million in gold and silver to the bottom.
How did the might battleship sink so quickly that night?
What happened to the lost fortune in gold and silver?
Chatterton and Kohler dive in Abukir Bay to discover that history's version of the L'Orient's demise is completely wrong.
Learn what truths they bring to the surface in DISASTER OF NAPOLEON'S FLEET!

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Austerlitz 1805
Napoleon's Greatest Triumph

"Let us put an end to this campaign with a crash of thunder that will stun the enemy." - The Emperor Napoleon

As the famous sun of Austerlitz rose through the pale mist on the morning of December 2nd 1805, the stage was set for one of the most decisive battles of the Napoleonic era. By evening, the combined armies of Austria and Russia would be utterly destroyed. It was to be Napoleon's greatest victory, achieved by a commander at the very peak of his powers.
This stunning DVD features dramatised reconstructions and "eye-witness" accounts, plus Russian archive film footage from Bondarchuk's masterpiece "War and Peace". With 3D graphic mapping techniques and delighful period imagery, "Austerlitz 1805" is memorable account of bloody battle which had a profound effect on the course of Europan History.
Narrated by Brian Blessed


Napolen 1812 - The Road to Moscow

It was to be Napoleon Bonaparte's greatest adventure; an invasion of Russia with an army of more than 600 000 men, the largest the world had yet seen. The Emperor's irresistible progress into the vast Russian interior saw many brutal conflicts including the Battle of Borodino, one of the bloodiest day's fighting in military history. Napoleon would not be defeated in battle but by Russian guile and the savages of winter snows. To this day the infamous retread from Moscow epitomises the suffering of ordinary soldiers. This DVD is a powerful record of one of history's greatest military disasters, and features period imagery, dramatised "eye-witness" accounts, expert analysis, and extensive footage from the Oscar-winning Russian film "War and Peace".

Master and Commander
The Far Side of the World

When "Lucky" Jack Aubrey's (Russell Crowe) ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, despite heavy damage to the ship and much of his crew injured, Aubrey sets sail in a high-stakes exhilarating chase to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation - or destroy him and his crew.
With three-time Academy Award directing nominee Peter Weir at the helm, Best Actor Oscar winner Russell Crowe commands the screen in this spectacular action adventure tale of leadership and courage.

Sharpe's Challenge

Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, there is news from India of a local Maharaja, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into his deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him.
The fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands....


The French Revolution

On July 14, 1789, a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille and seized the King's Military stores. A decade of idealistic warring and murderous carnage followed, bringing about the end of feudalism and the rise of equality and a new world order. "The French Revolution" is a definitive two hour documentary that encapsulates this heady period in Western civilization. With dramatic reenactments, period illustrations and paintings, revealing accounts from journals, and expert commentary from historians, "The French Revolution" vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence.
King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilian Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands in this essential program from The History Channel. Narrated by Edward Hermann, "The French Revolution" explores the legacy that stands as both a warning and a guidepost to a new millennium.

DVD Austerlitz 2005

The content of the DVD Austerlitz 2005 was created during the Bicentennial of the battle of Austerlitz in 2005.
Some 3600 Napoleonic soldiers from 24 countries took part in the commemorative event. The intention of this DVD is present the event in larger context.

Detail

* Austerlitz 2005, coverage of the battle re-enactment on December 3rd 2005 (22 min)
* The Way of Colours covering the bicentennial of Imperial Eagles in December 2004 in Paris (15 min)
* How To Win The Battle about the background of the commemorative events at Austerlitz (20 min)
* Slavkov - Austerlitz 1805-2005 about the history and context of the Battle of Austerlitz (40 min)
* Austerlitz Symphony 1805
* Photogallery from the commemorative events of the Project Austerlitz 2005 from 2000 - 2005
* Text documents (in pdf format: ordres of battle)

Napoleon and Me

Elba island, 1814. Martino is a young teacher, idealist and strongly ant Napoleonic, in love with the beautiful and noble Baroness Emily. The yong man finds himself serving as librarian to the Great Emperor in exile whom he deeply hates yet soon begins recording Napoleon's memoirs, getting to know and learning to value the man behind the myth.
Among seductions and affairs, expectations and fears, he will craft a precise portrait that never less will not manage to hide a final, inevitable, disappoitment.

Napoleon - Winter in Russia

* The Second Polish War
* Pursuit
* The Battle of Borodino
* Retreat from Moscow
* The Berezina Crossing

With the Peninsular War still raging, Napoleon made a fateful decision in 1812 when he turned his attentions east and the Grand Army began an invasion of Russia. Nothing could have prepared them for what lay ahead as they marched slowly towards Moscow. Little did they know that of the half a million men who crossed the Russian border, fewer than fifty thousand would ever see their homeland again. This episode tells the story of Napoleon's greatest mistake - his ill-fated Russian adventure that spelt the beginning of the end for the Emperor. The episode includes the story of the bloody Battle of Borodino and the appalling horrors of the French retread from Moscow.

Napoleon - The Spanish Ulcer

* The Continental System
* March on Spain
* Sapping of morale
* War on two fronts
* Problems in Holland

Up until 1807, Napoleon's life and career had been an almost uninterrupted tale of success - but things were beginning to unravel. The Emperor's determination to impose the "Continental System" on the whole of Europe was the driving force behind the decision to invade Spain and Portugal, known to posterity as the Peninsular War. A further headache presented itself in form of a revitalised and remodelled Austrian army, a force that was to inflict Napoleon's first decisive defeat on the battlefield. Family matters both home and aboard were also starting to cause Napoleon some problems, as his fortunes slowly began to wane.

Napoleon - Imperial Zenith

* Internal Affairs
* Legion D'Honneur
* The Battle of Ulm
* The Battle of Austerlitz
* Auerstadt

By the year 1800, Napoleon's political career was in full swing but as First Consul he was hardly a man of the people - stroke of outrageous good fortune he even survived an assassination attempt on Christmas Eve 1800. This gave him the perfect excuse to eliminate several political enemies and tighten his grip on a tumultuous nation. This episode covers Napoleon's golden era - his rise to Emperor in 1804 and his remarkable military victories at Austerlitz, Eylau and Ulm. By 1808 the Emperor of France was just a short step away from becoming the Emperor of Europe.


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Napoleon and Love

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Starring Ian Holm as the titular character, NAPOLEON AND LOVE is a fictional insight into the French emperor's love life, from his first palpitations to the liaison with his famous lover Josephine, up to the reasons-of-State marriage to Austrian princess Marie-Louise. Features the complete series.

Run time:450 minutes


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The story of Napoleon's final battle is carefully rendered through recreations based on historical fact in this National Geographic presentation.


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