Witness Archive 2010

Witness - history as told by the people who were there. Five days a week we will be talking to people who lived through moments of history to bring you a personal perspective on world events.

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Witness: Chiapas uprising
On January 1 1994 an indigenous peoples uprising began in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The rebels called themselves Zapatistas.
Dátum: 2010-12-31 Idő: 09:10:00
Witness: Hamlet
When William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet - probably sometime around 1599 or 1600 - England was experiencing many of the same problems which beset its tragic hero.
Dátum: 2010-12-30 Idő: 09:18:00
Witness: Syria and Assad
It is 40 years since Hafez al Assad seized power in Syria. He ruled the country for 3 decades, and his son took over when he died.
Dátum: 2010-12-29 Idő: 09:29:00
Witness: The Great Escape
Witness talks to the last surviving participant in the Great Escape - the mass break out from a German prisoner of war camp in 1944.
Dátum: 2010-12-28 Idő: 09:07:00
Witness: Jamaican Slave Rebellion
The story of a slave revolt that was brutally crushed by the British colonial authorities in 19th century Jamaica.
Dátum: 2010-12-27 Idő: 10:30:00
Witness: Christmas Truce
Christmas 1914, WW1 - and soldiers from both sides lay down their arms, climb out of their trenches and talk to their enemies. Witness brings you testimonies from the BBC archive, and the records of the Imperial War Museum.
Dátum: 2010-12-24 Idő: 09:29:00
Witness: Andrei Sakharov
On December 23 1986 the Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov was allowed to return home from internal exile. He was greeted by a huge crowd at a Moscow railway station.
Dátum: 2010-12-23 Idő: 09:13:00
Witness: Georgia in crisis
It is almost 20 years since the former Soviet republic of Georgia descended into political and economic chaos. Armed gangs roamed the streets of the capital Tbilisi as ordinary people tried to carry on with life.
Dátum: 2010-12-22 Idő: 09:43:00
Witness: Lockerbie
On 21 December 1988 an American passenger plane exploded in the skies above the small Scottish town of Lockerbie. Witness hears from one man who lived there - and who only just survived that night.
Dátum: 2010-12-21 Idő: 09:30:00
Witness: US invasion of Panama
It is 21 years since the United States invaded the tiny Central American country of Panama, and imprisoned its leader General Manuel Noriega.
Dátum: 2010-12-20 Idő: 09:30:00