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Series 1

Perfect Storms: Disasters That Changed the World

  • God's Wrath

    In 1755, Lisbon was shook to the core by an earthquake, tsunami and fire. Find out more about this history-defining disaster today.

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  • The Lost Legion

    Nature at its most brutal is probed in this series on history-defining disasters. Hear how a huge storm in 9 AD halted the Roman advance into Germania.

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  • America's Deadliest Disaster

    The city of Galveston in Texas was hit by a huge hurricane in 1900, killing thousands of residents. Find out how this disaster unfolded.

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  • Dark Age Volcano

    Learn more about the eruption in El Salvador in 536AD, which sent millions of tonnes of ash into the Earth's atmosphere and caused a mini-ice age.

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  • Fire Twister

    A huge earthquake hit Japan in 1923, killing 160,000 people and setting the country on a path to war as the military took over. Hear about this disaster.

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  • Hitler's Frozen Army

    Discover more about devastating events that shaped history. Hear how the Nazis were halted - and decimated - by freezing cold in Russia in 1941.

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