The story behind the fiendishly addictive game, a tale of high stakes, intimidation and legal feuds set against the backdrop of Cold War tensions between East and West.

In this landmark two-hour special, NOVA takes viewers on a scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God—the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—emerge?

At the start of spring in the year 1846 an appealing advertisement appeared in the Springfield, Illinois, Gazette. “Westward ho,” it declared. “Who wants to go to California without costing them anything? As many as eight young men of good character who can drive an ox team will be accommodated. Come, boys, you can have as much land as you want without costing you anything.” The notice was signed G. Donner, George Donner, leader of what was to become the most famous of all the hundreds of wagon trains to start for the far west, the tragic, now nearly mythic Donner Party.

If ever there was a moment when America seemed in the grip of some great, out-of-the-ordinary pull, it was in 1846. The whole mood was for movement, expansion, and the whole direction was westward. It was in 1846 that the Mormons set out on their trek to the Great Salt Lake. It was in 1846 that the Mexican War began and effectively all of Texas, Mexico and California were added to the United States.

And it wasn’t just young men who answered the call. Whole families and people of all stations in life joined the caravan, which is part of the fascination of this haunting story. One is struck, for example, by how many women there were in the Donner party and how many of them survived the horrific ordeal they met. Imagine packing up an entire household, saying good-bye to all you’ve known and setting off to walk essentially to California, a continent away, little knowing what was in store.

“...Remember, never take no cut-offs and hurry along as fast as you can.” – Virginia Reed, Donner Party survivor

A cautionary tale of human endeavor and failure, hope and despair, greed and ambition, The Donner Party chronicles the harrowing tale of the ill-fated emigrant group who set out for the promised land of California in the spring of 1846, only to meet with disaster in the snows of the Sierra Nevada the following winter.

Using archival photographs, paintings, and maps; diaries, letters and memoirs of the party members; interviews with writers and historians; and new cinematography from across the Oregon and California trails, The Donner Party traces the emigrants’ 2500-mile journey from Springfield, Illinois to Sutter’s Fort in California. The letters, memoirs, and diary selections are read by actors including Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Frances Sternhagen, George Plimpton, Lois Smith, and Eli Wallach.

The journey began in 1846, three years before the Gold Rush, as part of the large tide of American emigration that was just beginning to settle in the Mexican province of Upper California. In July of that year, following the advice of a guide book written by a persuasive promoter named Lansford W. Hastings, the Donner party split off from the main body of emigrants heading for California to take an untried “shortcut” across the barren reaches of the Great Basin which is bordered by the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada.

The torturously difficult route was their undoing. Weeks behind schedule and desperately short of food, the Donner party did not reach the mountains of California until late October — where they were stopped by the first blizzard of what would prove to be the worst winter in the history of the Sierra Nevada. The five months the group spent trapped on the eastern side of the Sierra culminated in death and cannibalism. Of the 87 men, women and children in the Donner Party, 46 survived: two thirds of the women and children, but only one third of the men.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Werner Herzog. In it, Herzog ponders the existential impact of the Internet, robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and more on human life. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was sponsored by the company NetScout. The film contains interviews with Bob Kahn, Elon Musk, Sebastian Thrun, Ted Nelson, and other leaders of the technology world.

Part 27 Babylon Before Hitler – Bonus

Adolf Hitler was a man of high morals and proved it by cleaning up the depraved streets of the Marxist cesspit otherwise known as Berlin.

Part 26 Credits & Thanks

Video list of all sources and links that contributed to this epic documentary

Part 25 We Defeated The Wrong Enemy

Operation Thunder, fighting to save Europe, the Charlemagne Waffen SS and Hitler's Lament.

Part 24 What If Germany Had Won?

Hitler's economic miracle – The Media Revenge – And What if? What if Germany had actually won and Utopia had lost?

Part 23 The Berlin Wall

Return of the German POW's, The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall, The Great Allied “East German” Deception.

Part 22 Ocean of Death

Plunder of German technology, defeat brings retribution.

Part 21 The Leuchter Findings

David Cole, The History of the Six Million.

Part 20 Confessions by Torture

The London Cage, a series of nine cages in Britain where the torture of Germans took place.

Part 19 Nuremberg Trials

The De-Nazification and ethnic cleansing of the Germans, whilst in Asia, the War continues with Japan.

Part 18 Germany Defeated

The horrific deaths of Joseph & Magda Goebbels, Operation Slaughterhouse, and the Allied mistreatment of German prisoners.

Part 17 Battle of Berlin

Battle of Berlin and the death of Adolf Hitler; The Russians are bombarding Berlin from the East; in the West the Allies pushing hard; Berlin falls.

Part 16 Treachery

The Treachery and the Bombing of Civilians by the Americans and British; Stalin slaughtering millions upon millions of Russians and Germans.

Churchill stood by and funded Stalin as he slaughtered his way West with some of the most atrocious war crimes that have never been addressed to date. All financed by the British and American Zionists. The destruction of Berlin and blanket bombing of women and children. Anyone left alive was raped to death and hanged, old or young, it didn't matter.

Roosevelt dies and does not see the end of the War and Harry Truman enters the game. That same month Italian Partisans capture Mussolini and his lover Clara Petacci along with several comrades in northern Italy. They will all be executed after a sweeping trial.

It is believed before they shot Mussolini that he was sodomized, beaten and tortured whilst Claretta Petacci was beaten and raped several times. Their bodies will be brought to Milan the next day where before being hanged upside down in a heinous public display, a baying crowd will stamp, spit and urinate on them.

When Hitler receives this news, he is already bunkered down in Berlin since January 16 1945 and surrounded by his high command.

Part 15 Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge nearly turned the War on it's head; the march through Moscow to the Gulag; and one man's heroic escape home to his family.

Part 14 General Leon DeGrelle: The most famous of the Waffen SS

“My Honour is My Loyalty”

Born in Belgium he joined the Waffen SS as a Private and earned all Stripes up to General for exceptional bravery in combat. He earned all stripes from Corporal to General, and died at 87 years of age.

He was awarded the Ritterkreutz, the Oak-Leaves, the Golden German Cross and numerous other decorations for outstanding valour under enemy fire.

The Waffen SS was the most advanced Army the World had seen, with Soldiers immaculately well trained and equipped with the latest in wartime technology.

The Waffen SS was the most multi-cultural army in the World with recruits from all over Europe, including a Free British Corps and Volunteers across the British Empire. Africans, Muslims.

The Waffen SS held their oath of honour as sacred.

“I swear to thee Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer and Chancellor of the German Reich loyalty and bravery. I vow to thee and to the superiors whom thou shall appoint obedience until death so help me God.”

Leon DeGrelle was one of the last to fight on the Eastern Front, and was engaged in seventy-five hand-to-hand combat actions and was wounded numerous occasions.

He escaped unconditional surrender by flying some 1500 miles across Europe, managing to survive constant fire along the way and crash landed in San Sebastian in Spain, critically wounded again.

Against all odds, he survived and lived out the rest of his life in Spain where he eventually died at the age of 87.

Part 13 Roosevelt and Churchill

This episode shows the hidden web of money and lies and the Billions of Dollars the Americans invested into the Rise of Communism.

Part 12 Mussolini

The daring Prison Break by the most Dangerous man in Europe Otto Skorzeny code-named ‘Operation Oak'. Hitler chooses 3 Men to free Mussolini with an 85% chance of a failure and fatal death they pull it off in under 12 minutes with no shot fired.

Also Operation Gomorrah, the Bombing of Hamburg where the Americans would bomb strategic installations, railways, business's during the day, and then at night the british would bomb the tightly knitted residential homes.

The attack during the last week of July, 1943, created one of the largest firestorms raised by the RAF and USAAF in World War II, killing 42,600 civilians and wounding 37,000 in Hamburg and practically destroying the entire city.

This would be known as Germany's Hiroshima. 1 Million refugees were forced to leave their homes because the city had been demolished. The allies had hoped this would break the Germans and they would be forced to rebel against their Fuhrer, but it had the opposite effect.

Part 11 The Red Terror

The Partisans as the Wermacht retreat Westward at the Battle of Kursk then the Bloodiest Massacre at Katyn and the cover-ups.

Part 10 The Battle of Stalingrad

The bloodiest so far on the Russian front and the onslaught of German Forces East with Japan in the South East Fighting Communism against China and France and America bring aid to Staling with air drops over Alaska.

This is the turning point in the War for Hitler as his finest Gladiators are wiped out or sent to the Gulag slave camps. Many would freeze to death, and die of disease along the way to the Siberian Gulags.

The last German plane to leave Stalingrad, taking a few wounded also took their last hopes and letters with them, they all in their letters to their loved ones also swore undying allegiance to the Reich and that they would gladly sacrifice their lives for National Socialism and their Fuhrer.

Of the 127,000 soldiers that were captured in Stalingrad only 6,000 would make their way home after the War back to a de-Nazified and destroyed nation.

Part 9 Betrayal of the Cossacks

After the bloodiest part of WW2 and most likely the darkest hour the Allies would like us to forget. The dishonour and lies that we have been told, and the blood that has been drawn to cover it up.

Helmuth von Pannwitz (14 October 1898 – 16 January 1947) The Last Knight of Europe

Helmuth von Pannwitz (14 October 1898 – 16 January 1947) was a German general who distinguished himself as a cavalry officer during the First and the Second World Wars. Later he became Lieutenant General of the Wehrmacht and Supreme Ataman of the XV. Kosaken-Kavallerie-Korps. He was executed in Moscow for war crimes in 1947 of which he has been rehabilitated by the military prosecutor in Moscow in April 1996 almost fifty years after his violent death. The revocation of the Red kangaroo court's conviction of Pannwitz was itself overturned in June 2001.

Pannwitz surrendered on May 11, 1945, to British forces near Völkermarkt in Carinthia, Austria, and made every effort to ensure that his men would remain in the custody of the Western powers. But by mid-May it was becoming obvious that the Cossacks would be handed over to their deadly enemies, the SMERSH, an action often referred to as The Betrayal of Cossacks. The same fate overtook the members of the Kazachi Stan at Lienz, another 30,000 old folk, women, and children. All were executed, were sent to GULAG prison camps, or committed suicide to avoid being repatriated.

Pannwitz was a German national, and under the provision of the Geneva Convention not subject to repatriation to the SMERSH. But on May 26, he was deprived of his command and placed under arrest while the forceable loading of the Cossacks into trucks began and continued through the following days.

Although many escaped from their camps following these actions, General von Pannwitz and many of his German officer cadre did not want to leave their men alone and shared the uncertain fate of the Cossacks who had been comrades in combat for more than two years, so these Germans surrendered with the Cossacks to the NKVD at Judenburg and were mostly all killed cold-bloodedly, women and children raped or sent to the Gulag.

Almost fifty years later, on April 23, 1996, during the Russian presidency of Boris Yeltsin, members of the Pannwitz family petitioned for a posthumous verdict of acquittal of the 1946 conviction. The Military High Prosecutor in Moscow subsequently determined that Von Pannwitz was eligible for rehabilitation as a victim of Stalin-era repression.

On June 28, 2001, however, rehabilitation was reversed in a ruling that disputed jurisdiction of the 1996 proceedings, and Von Pannwitz's conviction for military crimes was maintained.

Helmuth von Pannwitz was awarded the following Medals:

Iron Cross (1914)
2nd Class (16 September 1915)
1st Class (27 January 1917)
Wound Badge (1914)
in Black
Cross of Honor (20 December 1934)
Iron Cross (1939)
2nd Class (23 September 1939)
1st Class (5 October 1939)
General Assault Badge (18 July 1941)
Eastern Front Medal
Order of Michael the Brave
3rd Class (7 May 1943)
Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir with Stars and Swords
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Knight's Cross on 4 September 1941 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 45
167th Oak Leaves on 23 December 1942 as Oberst and Führer of the Kampfgruppe “von Pannwitz

Part 8 Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Conflict

War in Europe and the daring Operation Barbarossa, the Push into Russia to cripple Zionist Communism for ever.


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