Days That Shook The World

Four programmes in which historian Niall Ferguson explores the details of the most critical days of the 20th century

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011914 Britain Enters Ww11999121219991215

The crucial cabinet meeting in 1914 that led to Britain's entry into the First World War.

0222 June 1941 - Invasion Of Russia1999121919991222

The invasion of Russia by Germany, a crucial turning point in the course of the Second World War.

0327 October 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis1999122619991229

The world held its breath as Kennedy and Khrushchev went eyeball to eyeball.

04 LASTMonday 19 August 19912000010220000105

The day the hard-liners held Gorbachev prisoner in the Crimea and Boris Yeltsin stood on top of a tank.