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Discovery Channel series looking at key dates in history and the days before and after them. 'Moments in Time' blends history, archaeology, and vivid re-enactments to recount decisive moments in world history. Hosted by James Woods, the series presents the political and social contexts of events ranging from the first permanent English settlement in America to the first slave revolt in Caribbean history to Napoleon's plan for conquering Russia. Each program highlights an archaeological dig of a site related to the event, connecting modern research with primary source material for a multifaceted view of history.
'Moments in Time' uses computer graphics and dramatic re-creations to evoke the times and sensations around key events in history, from the fall of Napoleon to the affair between Roman general Marc Anthony and Queen Cleopatra.
The series shows us that historic dates often reflect the final chapters in key events of world history : the battle at Actium in 31 B.C., the spread of the plague from Black Sea to Europe in 1347, the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and the battle of the Valley Forge in 1778.
Narrator: James Woods
Executive Producer: Stephen J.Eder
Pruduced by Terra Nova TeIevision for Discovey Channel
Executive Producer For Discovery Channel : Tomi Bednor Landis
2003 Discovery Communications, Inc
Episode 8 : Napoleon's Lost Army
In 2002 in Vilnius, Lithuania, scientists were stunned to discover the remains of some two to three thousand French soldiers, the first mass grave of its kind ever uncovered. How they died opens a window on one of the greatest military disasters in history.
Having fought their way across Europe, Napoleon's armies, freezing cold, malnourished and exhausted, were stalled outside Lithuania's capital. Thousands of those who reached Vilnius either died outside the city gates or inside of shock, gangrene, typhus, dysentery, or starvation. No one really knows for certain how the French soldiers died the way they did, the victim's names were unrecorded and their deaths were unmarked. This insightful documentary aims to shed new light on this long standing military mystery and attempts to explain what happened to Napoleon's lost army.