Secret History - Netflix

Mon 23 April 2018

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Secret History is a long-running documentary series that originally ran on British television. Using a combination of interviews and archival footage, the show re-examines key historical moments of international events, often utilizing little-known and previously suppressed information. In 1992, the show won the Royal Television Society award for Best Documentary Series.

Secret History - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1991-11-14

Secret History - Secret history - Netflix

A secret history (or shadow history) is a revisionist interpretation of either fictional or real history which is claimed to have been deliberately suppressed, forgotten, or ignored by established scholars. “Secret history” is also used to describe an alternative interpretation of documented facts which portrays a drastically different motivation or history from established historical events.

Secret History - Fictional secret histories - Netflix

Secret history is sometimes used in a long-running science fiction or fantasy universe to preserve continuity with the present by reconciling paranormal, anachronistic, or otherwise notable but unrecorded events with what actually happened in known history; for instance, in the Star Trek universe, Greg Cox's novels The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh cast the devastating Eugenics Wars of the 1990s (still well into the future when first mentioned in an episode from 1967) as shadow wars most people never knew about, in which such real-life events from that era as the Smiling Buddha nuclear test, the Yugoslav Wars during the 1990's, and the 1992 Los Angeles riots were all part of one wider conflict.

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