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Real Life Heroes: The World's Greatest Adventures

Real Life Heroes: The World's Greatest Adventures

Released on 05 September 2005

Format: DVD | Rating: Exempt from Classification

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Contains 9 documentaries from the Real Life Heroes series. Frozen Frontiers: Three episodes of the BBC Worldwide series including: 1. Conquest of Everest - On May 29th, 1953, Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay reached the highest point on Earth at the top of Mount Everest. Including rare aerial shots of the summit this documentary traces man's desire to climb the unknown and into history. 2. Conquering The North Pole - For years men had dreamed of standing at the North Pole, the Frozen Grail of Arctic exploration at the top of the world. But then Frederick Cook and Robert Peary both claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1908. After centuries of failure and gruesome deaths the world now had two claimants for discovering the North Pole. But who was telling the truth, and who was the fraud? 3. The Race for the South Pole - In 1911 the world was captivated by the race between Captain Scott and Ronald Amundsen to reach the South Pole. Whilst Amundsen achieved history and left a note inside a tent at the pole for Scott to read, the fate of Scott's party was a grim reminder of the dangers of this desolate sub-continent. Great Adventurers: Three episodes of the BBC Worldwide programme including: 1. Lawrence of Arabia - How T. E. Lawrence helped to liberate the Arabs from the Turks during WW1. With previously unseen footage of Lawrence riding with King Faisal and victoriously entering Damascus. 2. Captain Courageous - Kurt Carlson's epic solo struggle to save his 6,700 tonne, waterlogged vessel from a hurricane in 1951. This is truely amazing footage. 3. Tutankhamun's tomb - The story of the twenty years that Howard Carter searched for it. With new footage of the opening and the ensuing, famous curse. The Frontiers Of Exploration: Three episodes of the BBC Worldwide programme including: 1. Did they exist? - The search for the lost cities of antiquity. 2. The race to the Moon - which started with the German war rocket and ensuing disasters before Neil Armstrong's momentous first step. 3 . Up the Amazon - Man's exploration of this amazing river and its mysteries such as the disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in 1923.
certificateExempt from Classification
duration3 hours and 45 minutes