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Known around the world for its fine radio and television documentaries, the BBC has selected a number of audio and video clips from some of the more recent programs and placed them on this site for the Web-browsing public to peruse. Spanning several millennia, the two sections of audio clips hone in on the World War One experience and the experiences of different individuals in ancient Egypt. Both of these historical eras are brought to life by actors who read from a number of primary documents, including diaries and letters. In the section dealing with World War One, visitors can hear about the horror of gas attacks, learn about what it was like to be on night patrol, and life in the trenches. The section on ancient Egypt allows visitors to hear actors portray the words of Princess Kiya, and the soldier Khusobek, among others. The video clips available here are from Simon Schama's series on the history of Britain, Julian Richards' explorations into Viking Britain, and Ancient Apocalypses, which takes a look at how human civilizations have been undermined by natural forces throughout history.
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