14 January 2020|History
Extraordinary stories of everyday people whose life somehow changed the course of history.
From the Soviet officer who prevented a nuclear catastrophe to the Dutch teenage sisters who defied the Nazi occupation, this BBC Reel playlist opens new windows onto the past and changes the way we look at big historical events.
Three girls in resistance
During WW2, the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands turned three teenage girls into fierce resistance fighters.
The night the world almost almost ended
In 1983, Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov had thirty minutes to decide the fate of humanity.
The secret of a murdered priest
For decades, the iconic portrait of a priest murdered in the Spanish Civil War hid an unexpected secret.
The myth of breast-baring pirates
BEST OF 2019: Anne Bonny was one of the few women pirates in the 18th Century.
The case of the stolen frescoes
An international crime investigation puts the ancient Italian city of Matera on the world stage.
The original Fyre Festival
Fifty years ago, the Altamont festival became famous for all the wrong reasons.