The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones

What are the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones?

In this section you will find overviews and resources for the 22 chapters of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, plus the accompanying 94 documentaries.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, were created from the Emmy-award winning ABC television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles which ran from 1992-1996. The series of 22 feature-length chapters takes a younger Indiana Jones all over the world where he experiences many of the most important events of the early twentieth century.

In 2007, the 22 films were released in three DVD sets and included a total of 94 documentaries:

Volume One
Chapters 1-7

Volume Two
Chapters 8-15

Volume Three
Chapters 16-22

Documentaries
94 Documentaries

Young Indiana Jones serves as a perfect vehicle for revealing early 20th Century history to students. Following Indy as he travels across the globe gets students excited and involved as the stories unfold. If you’re still not convinced consider the 94 documentaries that now accompany the series. Each one ranges from 20-30 minutes in length, perfect for classroom use. Produced by Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, David Schneider, each documentary is skillfully edited to be highly informative while avoiding the boredom that plagues many documentaries.

How can I purchase the DVD's?

We don't sell the DVD's on our website, in fact we don't sell anything. Our site simply serves as a resource to the educational side of Indiana Jones. If you wish to order the DVD's, visit any online store (or physical store) that sells DVD's. However, we recommend:

Amazon.com

Additional Information

-Lucasfilm's Media Guide
-LA Times article
-History of Young Indiana Jones


George Lucas and Rick McCallum discuss their vision for The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.



Check out the trailer!

Press Videos

The short clips highlighted below were released with the press kit for the 2007 DVD release. Take a look at them to learn even more about The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones!

This clip displays the Indiana Jones style action and adventure that is found throughout the series.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones was filmed on location around the world.

See the many guest stars who were featured in the series.

Indy learns the true cost of revolution.

Indy learns about love from Sigmund Freud.

A short video that demonstrates the Interactive Timeline that comes on the bonus disc.

Educator Uses for Young Indiana Jones

Each Volume of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones is packed with resources that are perfect for classroom integration! Below are five reasons why you should consider using the series in your classroom!

Special thanks to George Lucas, Rick McCallum, & David Schneider for the great work they have done in making this series and the documentaries!

Reason 1: The Episodes

Each volume of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones includes 7-8 feature length Emmy©-award winning movies that take a younger Indiana Jones all over the world to participate in major events of the early 20th Century. Events include: key World War I moments, the Harlem Renaissance, Prohibition, Women's Suffrage, and much more! Each movie is packed with all the action, excitement, and comedy that you would expect from Indiana Jones.

In addition to participating in major world events, Indy also interacts with some of the most well known people of the time period. Examples include: Thomas Edison, T.E. Lawrence, the Red Baron, Pancho Villa, Al Capone, and many more!

Reason 2: The Documentaries

Each episode of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones comes with accompanying documentaries ranging in lengths of 20-30 minutes, perfect for classroom use. Emmy©-award winning filmmaker David Schneider and his team at JAK Films spent nearly five years creating 94 documentaries to compliment the series. The documentaries are great ways to introduce, summarize, or go more in-depth with topics and people covered in each episode. Learn more and see exclusive documentary previews in our Documentaries section by clicking the appropriate tab above.



Documentary preview for Unhealed Wounds: The Life of Ernest Hemingway. This documentary accompanies the Young Indy Chapter Tales of Innocence found in Volume 3 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
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Reason 3: The Interactive Timeline

The bonus disc that comes with each volume contains an Interactive Timeline that allows viewers to choose a year between 1899 & 1925. Each selected year shows major events that occured in the world. Many of the events featured in each year are "clickable" and reveal more information about the event or person, plus resources (see Reason 4 for an example).

Reason 4: The Additional Information & Resources

From the Interactive Timeline or Indy's Journal (see Reason 5) one may choose a topic, person, or event and be taken to a resource page where there is a preview of the accompanying documentary. Each resource page features descriptions, pictures and audio, website links, a list of relevant films and book resources, and other relevant documentaries in the series.

Reason 5: Indy's Journal

Indy's Journal is a great resource for educators to review the events of each Chapter and have quick links to the available resources and documentaries. The journal comes with the bonus disc in each volume.


Extra Credit:

Lecture Series with Professor Brands

Another bonus is the three part lecture series with University of Texas history professor and author H.W. Brands. These lectures are a great addition for educators who need a concise overview of the time period and major topics/events featured in a particular volume. Professor Brands lectures could be shown to a class, but are better served as an overview for the educator. The format of these lectures combines Professor Brands recorded lecture with historical images and video.

The Three Parts include:

Volume 1: The Promise of Progress
Volume 2: War and Revolution
Volume 3: New Gods for Old



Interactive Video Games

Each bonus disc comes with an interactive video game that allows the player (as Young Indy) to act out a specific adventure from the series. Indy must first choose what to bring on his adventure and then make important decisions along the way... in the style of The Oregon Trail. As they journey, players also learn about their surroundings, the people they meet, and the important events in which they are participating. These games are rightly suited for elementary to middle school level and include video clips from each corresponding film.

The Three Games include:

Volume 1: Revolution- Indy helps Pancho Villa in Mexico (Spring Break Adventure).

Volume 2: Special Delivery- Indy treks through the Congo to retrieve weapons (Oganga: The Giver and Taker of Life).

Volume 3: Hunting for Treasure- Indy and Remy hunt for the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye.

Volume 1: The Early Years

Chapters 1-5 take a nine year old Indy on a tour of the world with his parents and tutor, Miss Seymour. Join Indy as he explores ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, Africa, China, and Benares, India. Beginning with Chapter 6, sixteen year old Indy heads to New Mexico where he becomes involved in the Mexican Revolution and then travels to England to join the fighting in World War I.


Chapter #

Title

Location & Year

Brief Synopsis

Chapter 1

My First Adventure

Egypt/North Africa
1908

Indy meets T.E. Lawrence and Howard Carter while visiting Egypt. It is here Indy is first introduced to archaeology and Ancient Egyptian culture. Later, Indy is captured by slave traders and must escape capture.Learn more!

Chapter 2

Passion for Life

British East Africa & Paris
1908

Passion for Life begins in Paris where Indy learns about art from a young Norman Rockwell and up-and-coming Pablo Picasso. Indy then travels to Africa where he goes on safari with Theodore Roosevelt and Frederick Selous.Learn more!

Chapter 3

The Perils of Cupid

Vienna & Florence
1908

Indy discovers Renaissance art and architecture in Florence and meets famed composer, Giacomo Puccini. On a visit to Austria, Indy finds himself falling in love with Princess Sophie and seeking out advice from the likes of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.Learn more!

Chapter 4

Travels with Father

Russia & Greece
1910

After a quick tour of Greece and lessons from Professor Jones in drama, philosophy, and democracy, Indy travels to Russia. There he decides to run away and happens upon a friendship with author Leo Tolstoy.Learn more!

Chapter 5

Journey of Radiance

Benares & Peking
1910

Indy meets Jiddu Krishnamurti while visiting Benares, India and learns about the religions of the world and their numerous commonalities. Later, while travelling through China Indy falls ill and is treated with traditional Chinese medicine.Learn more!

Chapter 6

Spring Break Adventure

Princeton & Mexico
1916

Now 16, Indy becomes involved in the theft of a Thomas Edison invention and, with the help of his girlfriend, work to solve the crime. Later, Indy finds himself heading to New Mexico where he is captured by Mexican rebel, Pancho Villa.Learn more!

Chapter 7

Love's Sweet Song

Dublin & London
1916

Indy travels to Europe to join the Belgian Army in the Great War, but first stops in Ireland where rebellion is brewing. Once he arrives in England, Indy falls in love with a suffragette and joins her cause.Learn more!

Volume 2: The War Years

Volume two takes Indy through World War I, where he experiences the horrors of war in Verdun, the Somme, Africa, the Middle East, and revolutionary Russia. Indy's war service thrusts him into the trenches, behind enemy lines as a spy, a POW camp, and high into the skies where he battles the infamous Red Baron.


Chapter #

Title

Location & Year

Brief Synopsis

Chapter 8

Trenches of Hell

The Somme & Germany
1916

After joining the Belgian Army, Indy is sent to the Somme where he gets his first taste of combat in the trenches. After being captured, Indy plans an escape with French Officer Charles de Gaulle.Learn more!

Chapter 9

Demons of Deception

Verdun & Paris
1916

Indy now serves as a runner on the battlefields of Verdun where he comes to grip with the futility of the Great War. On leave, he visits Paris and becomes entangled in an espionage dilemma with Mata Hari.Learn more!

Chapter 10

Phantom Train of Doom

German East Africa
1916

Indy and Remy are transferred to the African Front. There they are teamed up with Indy's old friend Frederick Selous and his "Old and the Bold" comrades and tasked with destroying the elusive Phantom Train of Doom and capturing German General, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. Learn more!

Chapter 11

Oganga: The Giver and Taker of Life

Belgian Congo
1916-1917

Indy and Remy are ordered to travel across Africa's treacherous terrain to retrieve much needed artillery. Along the way their group falls victim to jungle diseases. Just when it seems all hope is lost they are rescued by humanitarian and doctor Albert Schweitzer who teaches Indy about the "reverence for life."Learn more!

Chapter 12

Attack of the Hawkmen

France & Austria
1917

Now working with the French Secret Service, Indy is sent to the Lafayette Escadrille to assist in aerial reconaissance where a close encounter places Indy at the dinner table of the Red Baron. Later, Indy goes behind enemy lines to convince plane engineer, Anthony Fokker to defect to the Allies.Learn more!

Chapter 13

Adventures in the Secret Service

Austria & Petrograd
1917

Danger lurks around every corner as Indy is once again sent behind enemy lines. This time he is tasked with arranging a separate peace with Austria's Emperor Karl I. Indy is then sent into the heart of Russia to gauge its growing revolution led by Bolshevik, Vladimir Lenin.Learn more!

Chapter 14

Espionage Escapades

Barcelona & Prague
1917

Indy travels to Barcelona where he works with fellow spies to discredit a group of German diplomats while undercover as a dancer with the Ballet Russes. Learn more!

Chapter 15

Daredevils of the Desert

Palestine
1917

Now in the Middle Eastern Front, Indy leads a dangerous deception regarding the Australian Lighthorse's daring attack on Beersheba.Learn more!

Volume 3: The Years of Change

Volume three sees Indy through the final months of World War I where he continues his work as a spy. After witnessing the failure of the Versailles Treaty, Indy heads home to America where new adventures await him in scandalous New York City, jazzed Chicago, and hilarious Hollywood.


Chapter #

Title

Location & Year

Brief Synopsis

Chapter 16

Tales of Innocence

Northern Italy & Morocco
1918

The Italian Front brings death and destruction, but also love and friendship for Indiana Jones. Follow Indy as he competes with Ernest Hemingway for the heart of the beautiful Guiletta and then travels to Morocco to investigate a series of gun thefts.Learn more!

Chapter 17

Masks of Evil

Istanbul & Transylvania
1918

Indy travels to Turkey where he attempts to negotiate peace with Ataturk. He then ventures to Transylvania (the home of Dracula) to investigate the mysterious deaths of numerous allied soldiers.Learn more!

Chapter 18

Treasure of the Peacock's Eye

London, Alexandria, & South Seas (China)
1918-1919

In this exciting adventure, Indy pursues the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye and travels from the battlefields of Europe to the jungles of South Pacific islands.Learn more!

Chapter 19

The Winds of Change

Paris
1919

At the Paris Peace Conference, Indy watches as the Allied powers restructure Europe, Africa, the Middle East and plant the seeds for World War II and lasting social unrest across the world. He then returns to the United States to find little has changed at home.Learn more!

Chapter 20

The Mystery of the Blues

Chicago
1920

Now a student at the University of Chicago, Indy discovers his love of Jazz and befriends Jazz legend Sidney Bechet. He also gets caught up in the racial tension and organized crime that plagued 1920's Chicago.Learn more!

Chapter 21

The Scandal of 1920

New York City
1920

Indy finds himself in New York City where he's caught in a love triangle. Working as a Broadway stagehand, Indy meets Tin Pan Alley legend, George Gershwin.Learn more!

Chapter 22

The Hollywood Follies

Hollywood
1920

Indy moves to Hollywood where he takes a job as a stuntman in the budding film industry. He works with legends like Irving Thalberg, Erich von Stroheim and John Ford.Learn more!

About the Documentaries

Each volume of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones is packed with documentaries that serve as excellent educational resources. Each documentary ranges from 20-30 minutes in length and are well suited for viewing and discussion in a single class. In all there are 94 documentaries that accompany the three volumes of Young Indy.

Below is a list of the Documentary Dimensions. Many of the documentaries fall into multiple categories. Each dimension is sorted by Young Indy Chapter.

Exclusive previews are also available for each documentary!

Be sure to acknowledge the filmmakers who put these documentaties together by visiting our credits page.



Documentary preview for Lines in the Sand: The Middle East and the Great War. This documentary accompanies the Young Indy Chapter Daredevils of the Desert found in Volume 2 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
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Choose a Documentary Dimension

By Young Indiana Jones Chapter

Choose this dimension to view the documentaries that accompany a specific Young Indy Chapter.

All Documentaries

Select this dimension to see a list of all 94 documentaries and their accompanying Indy chapters.

By Topic

Choose this dimension to view the 44 documentaries that are topical. Examples include: The Somme, Opera, Ballet, The Easter Rebellion, etc.

Biography

Learn more about many of the people that Indy meets in his adventures by selecting one of the 57 biographical documentaries.

Fine Arts

See all 16 documentaries that relate to the Fine Arts (art, music, dance, acting, etc.).

Literature

Check out the 17 documentaries that accompany early 20th Century literature.

World War I

Choose this dimension to see the 35 documentaries that supplement World War I.


Young Indiana Jones Chapters

# Chapter Volume
1.My First Adventure1
2.Passion For Life 1
3.Perils of Cupid1
4. Travels with Father1
5. Journey of Radiance1
6. Spring Break Adventure1
7. Love's Sweet Song1
8. Trenches of Hell2
9. Demons of Deception2
10. Phantom Train of Doom2
11. Oganga: The Giver and Taker of Life2
12. Attack of the Hawkmen2
13. Adventures in the Secret Service2
14.Espionage Escapades2
15. Daredevils of the Desert2
16. Tales of Innocence3
17. Masks of Evil3
18. Treasure of the Peacock's Eye3
19. The Winds of Change3
20. The Mystery of the Blues3
21. The Scandal of 19203
22. The Hollywood Follies3

 

All Documentaries

# Documentary Indiana Jones Chapter Volume
1.Howard Carter
Howard Carter and the Tomb of Tutankhamun
My First Adventure1
2.T.E. Lawrence
Colonel Lawrence's War: T.E. Lawrence and Arabia
My First Adventure 1
3.Archaeology
Archaeology: Unearthing Our Past
My First Adventure1
4. Slavery
From Slavery to Freedom
My First Adventure1
5. Ecology
Ecology: Pulse of the Planet
Passion for Life1
6. Modern Art
Art Rebellion: The Making of the Modern
Passion for Life1
7. Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt and The American Century
Passion for Life1
8. Norman Rockwell
American Dreams: Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post
Passion for Life1
9. Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas: Reluctant Rebel
Passion for Life1
10. George Braque + Pablo Picasso
Braque + Picasso: A Collaboration Cubed
Passion for Life1
11. Opera
It's Opera!
Perils of Cupid1
12. Europe Before WWI
Powder Keg--Europe 1900 to 1914
Perils of Cupid1
13. Psychology
Psychology--Charting the Human Mind
Perils of Cupid1
14.Franz Ferdinand
The Archduke's Last Journey--End of an Era
Perils of Cupid1
15. Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud--Exploring the Unconscious
Perils of Cupid1
16. Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini--Music of the Heart
Perils of Cupid1
17. Carl Jung
Carl Jung and the Journey of Self Discovery
Perils of Cupid1
18. Russian Writers
Unquiet Voices--Russian Writers and the State
Travels with Father1
19. Philosophy
Ancient Questions--Philosophy and Our Search for Meaning
Travels with Father1
20. Leo Tolstoy
Seeking Truth--The Life of Leo Tolstoy
Travels with Father1
21. Aristotle
Aristotle--Creating Foundations
Travels with Father1
22. Chinese Medicine
Medicine in the Middle Kingdom
Journey of Radiance1
23. Eastern Spirituality
Eastern Spirituality--The Road to Enlightenment
Journey of Radiance1
24. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti--The Reluctant Messiah
Journey of Radiance1
25. Annie Besant
Annie Besant--An Unlikely Rebel
Journey of Radiance1
26. Invention and Innovation
Invention and Innovation--What's Behind a Good Idea?
Spring Break Adventure1
27. Pancho Villa & Mexican Revolution
Wanted: Dead or Alive--Pancho Villa and the American Invasion of Mexico
Spring Break Adventure1
28. George Patton
George S. Patton--American Achilles
Spring Break Adventure1
29. John J. Pershing
General John J. Pershing and his American Army
Spring Break Adventure1
30. Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison--Lighting up the World
Spring Break Adventure1
31. Edward Stratemeyer
The Mystery of Edward Stratemeyer
Spring Break Adventure1
32. Easter Rising
Easter Rising--The Poets' Rebellion
Love's Sweet Song1
33. William Butler Yeats
The Passions of William Butler Yeats
Love's Sweet Song1
34. Sean O’Casey
Sean O'Casey vs. Ireland
Love's Sweet Song1
35. Irish Poets
Ireland--The Power of the Poets
Love's Sweet Song1
36. Women's Suffrage in America
Fighting for the Vote--Women's Suffrage in America
Love's Sweet Song1
37. The Pankhursts
Demanding the Vote--The Pankhursts and British Suffrage
Love's Sweet Song1
39. The Somme
The Somme: A Storm of Steel
Trenches of Hell2
40. Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon: A War Poet’s Journey
Trenches of Hell2
41. Robert Graves
Robert Graves and the White Goddess
Trenches of Hell2
42. Charles de Gaulle
I Am France: The Myth of Charles de Gaulle
Trenches of Hell2
43. Phillipe Petain
Marshal Petain’s Fall From Grace
Demons of Deception2
44. Mata Hari
Flirting With Danger: The Fantasy of Mata Hari
Demons of Deception2
45. Verdun
Into the Furnace: The Battle of Verdun
Demons of Deception2
46. Espionage
Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Espionage in World War I
Demons of Deception2
47. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
Chasing the Phantom: Paul von Lettow Vorbeck
Phantom Train of Doom2
48. Jan Smuts
At Home and Abroad: The Two Faces of Jan Smuts
Phantom Train of Doom2
49. Frederick Selous
Dreaming of Africa: The Life of Frederick Selous
Phantom Train of Doom2
50. Pacifism
Waging Peace: The Rise of Pacifism
Oganga:The Giver & Taker of Life2
51. The Congo
Congo: A Curse of Riches
Oganga:The Giver & Taker of Life2
52. Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Life
Oganga:The Giver & Taker of Life2
53. Anthony Fokker
Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman
Attack of the Hawkmen2
54. Red Baron
Blood Red: The Life and Death of Manfred von Richthofen
Attack of the Hawkmen2
55. 3 Dimensional War
War in the Third Dimension: Aerial Warfare in World War I
Attack of the Hawkmen2
56. Lafayette Escadrille
Flying High for France: The Lafayette Escadrille
Attack of the Hawkmen2
57. Emperor Karl I
Karl: The Last Habsburg Emperor
Adventures in the Secret Service2
58. Vladimir Lenin
V.I. Lenin: History Will Not Forgive Us
Adventures in the Secret Service2
59. Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution: All Power to the Soviets!
Adventures in the Secret Service2
60. Sergei Diaghilev & Ballets Russes
Impresario: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
Espionage Escapades2
61.Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka’s Dark Truth
Espionage Escapades2
62. Ballet
Ballet: The Art of Dance
Espionage Escapades2
63. Middle East & WWI
Lines in the Sand: The Middle East and the Great War
Daredevils of the Desert2
64. French Foreign Legion
The French Foreign Legion: The World's Most Legendary Fighting Force
Tales of Innocence3
65. Ernest Hemingway
Unhealed Wounds: The Life of Ernest Hemingway
Tales of Innocence3
66. Edith Wharton
The Secret Life of Edith Wharton
Tales of Innocence3
67. Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas: American Storyteller
Tales of Innocence3
68. Ataturk Revolution
For the People, Despite the People: The Atatürk Revolution
Masks of Evil3
69. Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire: A World of Difference
Masks of Evil3
70. Dracula
Dracula: Fact and Fiction
Masks of Evil3
71. Halide Edib
The Greedy Heart of Halide Edib
Masks of Evil3
72. Anthropology
Anthropology: Looking at the Human Condition
Treasure of the Peacock's Eye3
73. New Guinea
New Guinea: Paradise in Peril
Treasure of the Peacock's Eye3
74. Bronislaw Malinowski
Bronislaw Malinowski: God Professor
Treasure of the Peacock's Eye3
75. Treaty of Versailles
The Best Intentions: The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
Winds of Change3
76. Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson: American Idealist
Winds of Change3
77. Gertrude Bell
Gertrude Bell: Iraq’s Uncrowned Queen
Winds of Change3
78. Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh: The Price of Freedom
Winds of Change3
79. Robert Goddard
Robert Goddard: Mr. Rocket Science
Winds of Change3
80. Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson: Scandalize My Name
Winds of Change3
81. Prohibition
Prohibition: America on the Rocks
Mystery of the Blues3
82. Jazz
Jazz: Rhythms of Freedom
Mystery of the Blues3
83. Harlem Hellfighters
Hellfighters: Harlem's Heroes of World War I
Mystery of the Blues3
84. Al Capone
Al "Scarface" Capone: The Original Gangster
Mystery of the Blues3
85. Eliot Ness
On the Trail of Eliot Ness
Mystery of the Blues3
86. Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong: Ambassador of Jazz
Mystery of the Blues3
87. Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht: The Shakespeare of Hollywood
Mystery of the Blues3
88. Tin Pan Alley
Tin Pan Alley: Soundtrack of America
Scandal of 19203
89. The Algonquin Round Table
Wonderful Nonsense: The Algonquin Round Table
Scandal of 19203
90. Broadway
Broadway: America Center Stage
Scandal of 19203
91. Hollywood
The Rise of the Moguls: The Men Who Built Hollywood
The Hollywood Follies3
92. Irving Thalberg
Irving Thalberg: Hollywood's Boy Wonder
The Hollywood Follies3
93. John Ford
The World of John Ford
The Hollywood Follies3
94. Erich von Stroheim
Erich von Stroheim: The Profligate Genius
The Hollywood Follies3

 

By Topic

# Documentary Indiana Jones Chapter Volume
1.Archaeology
Archaeology: Unearthing Our Past
My First Adventure1
2. Slavery
From Slavery to Freedom
My First Adventure1
3. Ecology
Ecology: Pulse of the Planet
Passion for Life1
4. Modern Art
Art Rebellion: The Making of the Modern
Passion for Life1
5. Opera
It's Opera!
Perils of Cupid1
6. Europe Before WWI
Powder Keg--Europe 1900 to 1914
Perils of Cupid1
7. Psychology
Psychology--Charting the Human Mind
Perils of Cupid1
8. Russian Writers
Unquiet Voices--Russian Writers and the State
Travels with Father1
9. Philosophy
Ancient Questions--Philosophy and Our Search for Meaning
Travels with Father1
10. Chinese Medicine
Medicine in the Middle Kingdom
Journey of Radiance1
11. Eastern Spirituality
Eastern Spirituality--The Road to Enlightenment
Journey of Radiance1
12. Invention and Innovation
Invention and Innovation--What's Behind a Good Idea?
Spring Break Adventure1
13. Pancho Villa & Mexican Revolution
Wanted: Dead or Alive--Pancho Villa and the American Invasion of Mexico
Spring Break Adventure1
14. Easter Rising
Easter Rising--The Poets' Rebellion
Love's Sweet Song1
15. Irish Poets
Ireland--The Power of the Poets
Love's Sweet Song1
16. Women's Suffrage in America
Fighting for the Vote--Women's Suffrage in America
Love's Sweet Song1
17. The Pankhursts & British Suffrage
Demanding the Vote--The Pankhursts and British Suffrage
Love's Sweet Song1
18. The Somme
The Somme: A Storm of Steel
Trenches of Hell2
19. Verdun
Into the Furnace: The Battle of Verdun
Demons of Deception2
20. Espionage
Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Espionage in World War I
Demons of Deception2
21. The Congo
Congo: A Curse of Riches
Oganga:The Giver & Taker of Life2
22. Pacifism
Waging Peace: The Rise of Pacifism
Oganga:The Giver & Taker of Life2
23. 3 Dimensional War
War in the Third Dimension: Aerial Warfare in World War I
Attack of the Hawkmen2
24. Lafayette Escadrille
Flying High for France: The Lafayette Escadrille
Attack of the Hawkmen2
25. Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution: All Power to the Soviets!
Adventures in the Secret Service2
26. Sergei Diaghilev & Ballets Russes
Impresario: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
Espionage Escapades2
27. Ballet
Ballet: The Art of Dance
Espionage Escapades2
28. Middle East & WWI
Lines in the Sand: The Middle East and the Great War
Daredevils of the Desert2
29. French Foreign Legion
The French Foreign Legion: The World's Most Legendary Fighting Force
Tales of Innocence3
30. Ataturk Revolution
For the People, Despite the People: The Atatürk Revolution
Masks of Evil3
31. Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire: A World of Difference
Masks of Evil3
32. Dracula
Dracula: Fact and Fiction
Masks of Evil3
33. New Guinea
New Guinea: Paradise in Peril
Treasure of the Peacock's Eye3
34. Anthropology
Anthropology: Looking at the Human Condition
Treasure of the Peacock's Eye3
35. Rocketry-- Robert Goddard
Robert Goddard: Mr. Rocket Science
Winds of Change3
36. Racism-- Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson: Scandalize My Name
Winds of Change3
37. Treaty of Versailles
The Best Intentions: The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
Winds of Change3
38. Jazz
Jazz: Rhythms of Freedom
Mystery of the Blues3
39. Prohibition
Prohibition: America on the Rocks
Mystery of the Blues3
40. Harlem Hellfighters
Hellfighters: Harlem's Heroes of World War I
Mystery of the Blues3
41. The Algonquin Round Table
Wonderful Nonsense: The Algonquin Round Table
Scandal of 19203
42. Tin Pan Alley
Tin Pan Alley: Soundtrack of America
Scandal of 19203
43. Broadway
Broadway: America Center Stage
Scandal of 19203
44. Hollywood
The Rise of the Moguls: The Men Who Built Hollywood
The Hollywood Follies3

 

Biography

# Documentary Indiana Jones Chapter Volume
1.Howard Carter
Howard Carter and the Tomb of Tutankhamun
My First Adventure1
2.T.E. Lawrence
Colonel Lawrence's War: T.E. Lawrence and Arabia
My First Adventure 1
3. Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt and The American Century
Passion for Life1
4. Norman Rockwell
American Dreams: Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post
Passion for Life1
5. Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas: Reluctant Rebel
Passion for Life1
6. George Braque + Pablo Picasso
Braque + Picasso: A Collaboration Cubed
Passion for Life1
7. Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud--Exploring the Unconscious
Perils of Cupid1
8.Franz Ferdinand
The Archduke's Last Journey--End of an Era
Perils of Cupid1
9. Carl Jung
Carl Jung and the Journey of Self Discovery
Perils of Cupid1
10. Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini--Music of the Heart
Perils of Cupid1
11. Aristotle
Aristotle--Creating Foundations
Travels with Father1
12. Leo Tolstoy
Seeking Truth--The Life of Leo Tolstoy
Travels with Father1
13. Annie Besant
Annie Besant--An Unlikely Rebel
Journey of Radiance1
14. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti--The Reluctant Messiah
Journey of Radiance1
15. Pancho Villa & Mexican Revolution
Wanted: Dead or Alive--Pancho Villa and the American Invasion of Mexico
Spring Break Adventure1
16. George Patton
George S. Patton--American Achilles
Spring Break Adventure1
17. John J. Pershing
General John J. Pershing and his American Army
Spring Break Adventure1
18. Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison--Lighting up the World
Spring Break Adventure1
19. Edward Stratemeyer
The Mystery of Edward Stratemeyer
Spring Break Adventure1
20. Sean O’Casey
Sean O'Casey vs. Ireland
Love's Sweet Song1
21. William Butler Yeats
The Passions of William Butler Yeats
Love's Sweet Song1
22. The Pankhursts
Demanding the Vote--The Pankhursts and British Suffrage
Love's Sweet Song1
23. Robert Graves
Robert Graves and the White Goddess
Trenches of Hell2
24. Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon: A War Poet’s Journey
Trenches of Hell2
25. Charles de Gaulle
I Am France: The Myth of Charles de Gaulle
Trenches of Hell2
26. Mata Hari
Flirting With Danger: The Fantasy of Mata Hari
Demons of Deception2
27. Phillipe Petain
Marshal Petain’s Fall From Grace
Demons of Deception2
28. Jan Smuts
At Home and Abroad: The Two Faces of Jan Smuts
Phantom Train of Doom2
29. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
Chasing the Phantom: Paul von Lettow Vorbeck
Phantom Train of Doom2
30. Frederick Selous
Dreaming of Africa: The Life of Frederick Selous
Phantom Train of Doom2
31. Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Life
Oganga:The Giver & Taker of Life2
32. Red Baron
Blood Red: The Life and Death of Manfred von Richthofen
Attack of the Hawkmen2
33. Anthony Fokker
Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman
Attack of the Hawkmen2
34. Vladimir Lenin
V.I. Lenin: History Will Not Forgive Us
Adventures in the Secret Service2
35. Emperor Karl I
Karl: The Last Habsburg Emperor
Adventures in the Secret Service2
36. Sergei Diaghilev & Ballets Russes
Impresario: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
Espionage Escapades2
37.Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka’s Dark Truth
Espionage Escapades2
38. Edith Wharton
The Secret Life of Edith Wharton
Tales of Innocence3
39. Ernest Hemingway
Unhealed Wounds: The Life of Ernest Hemingway
Tales of Innocence3
40. Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas: American Storyteller
Tales of Innocence3
41. Halide Edib
The Greedy Heart of Halide Edib
Masks of Evil3
42. Ataturk
For the People, Despite the People: The Atatürk Revolution
Masks of Evil3
43. Dracula
Dracula: Fact and Fiction
Masks of Evil3
44. Bronislaw Malinowski
Bronislaw Malinowski: God Professor
Treasure of the Peacock's Eye3
45. Robert Goddard
Robert Goddard: Mr. Rocket Science
Winds of Change3
46. Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson: American Idealist
Winds of Change3
47. Gertrude Bell
Gertrude Bell: Iraq’s Uncrowned Queen
Winds of Change3
48. Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh: The Price of Freedom
Winds of Change3
49. Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson: Scandalize My Name
Winds of Change3
50. Al Capone
Al "Scarface" Capone: The Original Gangster
Mystery of the Blues3
51. Eliot Ness
On the Trail of Eliot Ness
Mystery of the Blues3
52. Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong: Ambassador of Jazz
Mystery of the Blues3
53. Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht: The Shakespeare of Hollywood
Mystery of the Blues3
54. Erich von Stroheim
Erich von Stroheim: The Profligate Genius
The Hollywood Follies3
55. Hollywood
The Rise of the Moguls: The Men Who Built Hollywood
The Hollywood Follies3
56. Irving Thalberg
Irving Thalberg: Hollywood's Boy Wonder
The Hollywood Follies3
57. John Ford
The World of John Ford
The Hollywood Follies3

 

Fine Arts

# Documentary Indiana Jones Chapter Volume
1. George Braque + Pablo Picasso
Braque + Picasso: A Collaboration Cubed
Passion for Life1
2. Modern Art
Art Rebellion: The Making of the Modern
Passion for Life1
3. Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas: Reluctant Rebel
Passion for Life1
4. Norman Rockwell
American Dreams: Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post
Passion for Life1
5. Opera
It's Opera!
Perils of Cupid1
6. Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini--Music of the Heart
Perils of Cupid1
7. Ballet
Ballet: The Art of Dance
Espionage Escapades2
8. Sergei Diaghilev & Ballets Russes
Impresario: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
Espionage Escapades2
9. Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht: The Shakespeare of Hollywood
Mystery of the Blues3
10. Jazz
Jazz: Rhythms of Freedom
Mystery of the Blues3
11. Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong: Ambassador of Jazz
Mystery of the Blues3
12. Tin Pan Alley
Tin Pan Alley: Soundtrack of America
Scandal of 19203
13. Broadway
Broadway: America Center Stage
Scandal of 19203
14. Irving Thalberg
Irving Thalberg: Hollywood's Boy Wonder
The Hollywood Follies3
15. Hollywood
The Rise of the Moguls: The Men Who Built Hollywood
The Hollywood Follies3
16. John Ford
The World of John Ford
The Hollywood Follies3

 

Literature

# Documentary Indiana Jones Chapter Volume
1. Russian Writers
Unquiet Voices--Russian Writers and the State
Travels with Father1
2. Leo Tolstoy
Seeking Truth--The Life of Leo Tolstoy
Travels with Father1
3. Edward Stratemeyer
The Mystery of Edward Stratemeyer
Spring Break Adventure1
4. Easter Rising
Easter Rising--The Poets' Rebellion
Love's Sweet Song1
5. William Butler Yeats
The Passions of William Butler Yeats
Love's Sweet Song1
6. Sean O’Casey
Sean O'Casey vs. Ireland
Love's Sweet Song1
7. Irish Poets
Ireland--The Power of the Poets
Love's Sweet Song1
8. Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon: A War Poet’s Journey
Trenches of Hell2
9. Robert Graves
Robert Graves and the White Goddess
Trenches of Hell2
10.Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka’s Dark Truth
Espionage Escapades2
11. Ernest Hemingway
Unhealed Wounds: The Life of Ernest Hemingway
Tales of Innocence3
12. Edith Wharton
The Secret Life of Edith Wharton
Tales of Innocence3
13. Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas: American Storyteller
Tales of Innocence3
14. Halide Edib
The Greedy Heart of Halide Edib
Masks of Evil3
15. Dracula
Dracula: Fact and Fiction
Masks of Evil3
16. Ben Hecht
Ben Hecht: The Shakespeare of Hollywood
Mystery of the Blues3
17. Broadway
Broadway: America Center Stage
Scandal of 19203

 

World War I

# Documentary Indiana Jones Chapter Volume
1.T.E. Lawrence
Colonel Lawrence's War: T.E. Lawrence and Arabia
My First Adventure 1
2.Franz Ferdinand
The Archduke's Last Journey--End of an Era
Perils of Cupid1
3. Europe Before WWI
Powder Keg--Europe 1900 to 1914
Perils of Cupid1
4. George Patton
George S. Patton--American Achilles
Spring Break Adventure1
5. John J. Pershing
General John J. Pershing and his American Army
Spring Break Adventure1
6. Pancho Villa & Mexican Revolution
Wanted: Dead or Alive--Pancho Villa and the American Invasion of Mexico
Spring Break Adventure1
7. Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill--The Lion's Roar
Love's Sweet Song1
8. Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon: A War Poet’s Journey
Trenches of Hell2
9. The Somme
The Somme: A Storm of Steel
Trenches of Hell2
10. Charles de Gaulle
I Am France: The Myth of Charles de Gaulle
Trenches of Hell2
11. Robert Graves
Robert Graves and the White Goddess
Trenches of Hell2
12. Mata Hari
Flirting With Danger: The Fantasy of Mata Hari
Demons of Deception2
13. Phillipe Petain
Marshal Petain’s Fall From Grace
Demons of Deception2
14. Espionage
Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Espionage in World War I
Demons of Deception2
15. Verdun
Into the Furnace: The Battle of Verdun
Demons of Deception2
16. Jan Smuts
At Home and Abroad: The Two Faces of Jan Smuts
Phantom Train of Doom2
17. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
Chasing the Phantom: Paul von Lettow Vorbeck
Phantom Train of Doom2
18. Frederick Selous
Dreaming of Africa: The Life of Frederick Selous
Phantom Train of Doom2
19. Anthony Fokker
Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman
Attack of the Hawkmen2
20. Red Baron
Blood Red: The Life and Death of Manfred von Richthofen
Attack of the Hawkmen2
21. 3 Dimensional War
War in the Third Dimension: Aerial Warfare in World War I
Attack of the Hawkmen2
22. Lafayette Escadrille
Flying High for France: The Lafayette Escadrille
Attack of the Hawkmen2
23. Emperor Karl I
Karl: The Last Habsburg Emperor
Adventures in the Secret Service2
24. Vladimir Lenin
V.I. Lenin: History Will Not Forgive Us
Adventures in the Secret Service2
25. Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution: All Power to the Soviets!
Adventures in the Secret Service2
26. Middle East & WWI
Lines in the Sand: The Middle East and the Great War
Daredevils of the Desert2
27. Ernest Hemingway
Unhealed Wounds: The Life of Ernest Hemingway
Tales of Innocence3
28. French Foreign Legion
The French Foreign Legion: The World's Most Legendary Fighting Force
Tales of Innocence3
29. Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire: A World of Difference
Masks of Evil3
30. Ataturk Revolution
For the People, Despite the People: The Atatürk Revolution
Masks of Evil3
31. Treaty of Versailles
The Best Intentions: The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
Winds of Change3
32. Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson: American Idealist
Winds of Change3
33. Gertrude Bell
Gertrude Bell: Iraq’s Uncrowned Queen
Winds of Change3
34. Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh: The Price of Freedom
Winds of Change3
35. Harlem Hellfighters
Hellfighters: Harlem's Heroes of World War I
Mystery of the Blues3

 

Indy Connections

In this section you will find current event articles that relate to the real-life events, topics, and people found in The Adventures of Indiana Jones. Educators can use these current events to connect our past with the present day. To see current articles for a specific Indy Adventure, please click the appropriate link below. For the most recent articles, please scroll down.


**Choose the appropriate film below to see relevant articles.

Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3

My First Adventure
Passion for Life
The Perils of Cupid
Travels with Father
Journey of Radiance
Spring Break Adventure
Love's Sweet Song

Trenches of Hell
Demons of Deception
Phantom Train of Doom
Oganga the Giver and Taker of Life
Attack of the Hawkmen
Adventures in the Secret Service
Espionage Escapades
Daredevils of the Desert

Tales of Innocence
Masks of Evil
Treasure of the Peacock's Eye
The Winds of Change
The Mystery of the Blues
The Scandal of 1920
The Hollywood Follies

Feature Films

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Temple of Doom
Last Crusade
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


Recent Articles

WWI Canadian soldiers' remains identified

10/5/2014
The WWI Episodes

Nearly a century after they died in battle, the remains of unidentified Canadian soldiers who fought in the First World War are still being found in Europe.
Today the Department of National Defence released the names of four who died during the Battle of Amiens in August 1918.
Their resting place was discovered in 2006 by then 14-year-old Fabien Demeusere, while digging in his back garden in Hallu, France, 120 kilometres north of Paris.


Trench Warfare in World War I Was a Smarter Strategy Than You Realize

9/22/2014
The WWI Episodes

History remembers trench warfare as wasteful, futile, and uninspired, but in reality it was a deeply thought-out system that underwent constant revision. Here's how it worked during World War I.
Top image: A painting by Captain Kenneth Keith Forbes shows a Canadian 6-inch howitzer supporting British troops in the attack on Thiepval on 16 July 1916 during the Somme offensive. Via Canadian Artillery in Action.
It was around this time 100 years ago that the mobile battlefield along the Western Front ground to a screeching halt — a 440 mile stretch that barely moved in the ensuing four years.


What New Zealanders left behind in Arras, France

9/22/2014
Daredevils of the Desert

Between 1916 and 1917, the New Zealand Tunnelling Company linked a subterranean system of quarries beneath the Western Front, and named them after New Zealand places to help themselves stay oriented underground.
Originally mined for chalk to build the French town of Arras, the vast network of 200 year-old underground quarries was rediscovered in September 1916. The New Zealand tunnellers were tasked with linking and extending these old quarries in preparation for a major Allied attack on the Germans. Once complete, the quarried spaces would secretly house Allied troops before they took on the enemy in the ‘Battle of Arras’.


First World War: how Telegraph readers saw it

9/2/2014
The WWI Episodes

Everyone knows about the horrors of life in the trenches of the First World War, but it’s only recently that the anxieties of people back home in Britain have started to be talked about.
At long last, those feelings are being aired more widely, thanks to a new anthology of letters written, at the time, to The Daily Telegraph. The message these missives impart is of a nation that was desperate to provide support, of any kind, to our brave boys fighting on just the other side of the Channel.


First World War centenary: how the events of August 2 1914 unfolded

8/2/2014
The WWI Episodes

Britain went to war on August 4 1914. In the second part of a four-day series, we document the dramatic events leading up to the declaration of war as they happened, hour-by-hour.


So Today I Learned that France built a Replica of Paris in WWI

6/11/2014
Demons of Deception

In Paris, every first Wednesday of the month at noon, without fail you can hear the eerie wail of an air raid siren from wherever you are in the city. They’ve been going since pre-World War II and have these monthly tests to make sure everything is in working order– or to serve as a spooky reminder of what life was like during wartime (that’s the theory I’m going with anyway).


Opinion: The True Causes of World War One discussed for Centenary News

6/8/2014
Perils of Cupid

After all the research, thousands of books, and learned papers, who or what started World War One is still debated. The British government isn't much help. In commemorating the 100th anniversary of the War it decided to exclude discussion of its causes to avoid upsetting Germany. Though one leading conservative broke ranks and couldn't resist blaming German imperialism. In the words of Boris Johnson "It is a sad but undeniable fact that the First World War – in all its murderous horror – was overwhelmingly the result of German expansionism and aggression". A recent book, "July 1914", heaps all the blame on Russia set on its ambition to take control of the Turkish Straits, eagerly pushed along by France seeing in the ensuing war an opportunity to liberate Alsace-Lorraine. The author is an American and an assistant professor at a Turkish university.


World War I in Photos: The War at Sea

6/8/2014
The WWI Episodes

The land war in Europe became a destructive machine, consuming supplies, equipment, and soldiers at massive rates. Resupply ships from the home front and allies streamed across the Atlantic, braving submarine attacks, underwater mines, and aerial bombardment. Battleships clashed with each other from the Indian Ocean to the North Sea, competing for control of colonial territory and home ports.


A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: ‘We desire no conquest, no dominion. The world must be made safe for democracy’

6/5/2014
The WWI Episodes

A light rain was falling on the evening of 2 April 1917 as Woodrow Wilson was driven from the White House to Capitol Hill, escorted by a unit of the United States cavalry, to address a specially convened joint session of Congress. According to contemporary accounts, the 28th president looked pale and nervous. But his words betrayed not the slightest doubt or hesitancy.


World War One: Tyne and Wear's shipbuilding prowess

6/4/2014
The WWI Episodes

World War One is remembered as the first industrial war. A clash of furnace and factory as much as flesh and blood. The chimneys and cranes of this war machine consumed landscapes across Europe. And few were more dominated than the 12 miles of the River Tyne, from the North Sea to the west of Newcastle, devoted to building the world's ships. It is estimated more than three million tonnes of shipping were built in the yards here, on the nearby River Wear and in other north east yards, from 1914 to 1918.


For men used to mining - fighting in trenches was seen as an escape FROM HELL

6/1/2014
The WWI Episodes

These days, however, Big Pit digs tourism, not coal; the party descending into the earth are American visitors. There are no working deep-mines remaining in South Wales; already in decline, the area's coalfield was annihilated in the wake of the 1984-5 Miners' Strike, the names of the closed collieries to toll like funeral bells. Mardy. Tower. Deep Navigation. Markham. Lady Windsor. How black was my valley a century ago, on the eve of the Great War, when there were a dozen collieries within sight, and another 600 coal mines across South Wales, employing 232,000 men, who hewed 57 million tons a year, a fifth of the entire output of the United Kingdom. The very earth vibrated to the metronomic percussion of thousands of subterranean men wielding the pick. Coal for the Navy. Coal for industry. Coal for locomotives. Coal for homes.


We all know the classic First World War films - but what of flops and political embarrassments?

5/28/2014
The WWI Episodes

Movie legends including Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg have attempted to tackle the First World War, but while some have achieved Oscars and box-office success, others have delayed peace talks and enraged renowned world leaders. One of the most famous films, A Farewell to Arms (1932), directed by Frank Borzage, has been digitally restored and is due for re-release in UK cinemas tomorrow.


The ten men who shaped the road to war

5/10/2014
The WWI Episodes

1 HORATIO KITCHENER As the first British troops marched whistling off to the front in autumn 1914 the cliche of the hour was: "It'll be all over by Christmas." An experienced campaigner on three continents, Horatio Kitchener from Ballylongford, Co Kerry, knew it would be a long haul. As Secretary of State for War he put together the largest volunteer army the world had ever seen, and put industrial production on an efficient war footing.


World War One author's life-saving helmet returns to Flanders

5/7/2014
The WWI Episodes

A helmet which saved Eric Linklater's life during World War One has returned to the battlefields of Flanders. The Orkney writer had a miraculous escape in 1918 when the tin helmet was pierced by a German bullet. The helmet, which is now displayed in the Orkney Museum, has been loaned back to the Linklater family who took it to Belgium as part of commemorations by the Black Watch regiment. BBC Scotland's Fionn McArthur has been speaking to Eric's son, Magnus Linklater.


Gallipoli eyewitness: World War I soldier Sydney Skinner's letter to parents provides vivid account of Anzac landings

4/27/2014
The WWI Episodes

At 4:00am on April 25, 1915, 22-year-old Sydney Harrie Skinner was just one of the expectant nervous Anzacs onboard His Majesty's Australian Transport Ship 15 as it anchored off Kabe Tepe point on the Gallipoli peninsula. The ship, the Star of England, had steamed through the night from Lemnos Island in Greece. Sydney Skinner's letter home to his "Ma and Pa" provides an extraordinarily vivid first-hand description of the landing, the carnage, the horror and at times the excitement felt by many of those who took part in what was to become the defining moment in Australian military mythology.


Giza to Gallipoli: the story of a WWI nurse

4/16/2014
The WWI Episodes

Anne Mary "Bessie" Pocock hadn't always planned to be a nurse, as her niece Margaret Pocock explains. But a tragic event led her into the career that ended up becoming her life's purpose. She served for her country twice in war; first in the Boer War in Africa and again in the First World War, where she cared for soldiers injured in Gallipoli.


Secrets of Mata Hari to be revealed as MI5 files on wartime spies go online

4/10/2014
Demons of Deception

The database will feature for the first time some of history’s most famous spies and the secrets in which they traded. Among the names detailed in more than 150 digitised dossiers is Dutch-born Hari, tried for causing the deaths of 50,000 soldiers by spying for German intelligence. She was arrested in February 1917 in Paris before being executed in France aged 41. The documents also include Edith Cavell, a British nurse who helped rescue Allied soldiers but was executed in war-torn Belgium. Others include Arthur Ransome, author of the children’s novel Swallows And Amazons and Sidney Reilly, a Russian-born adventurer whose exploits with the British Secret Service were the inspiration for James Bond.


How Did the Cruellest Month Come to Be the Perfect 30 Days to Celebrate Poetry?

4/4/2014
Trenches of Hell

The “National Month” commemoration is a fairly harmless political boondoggle, involving a governmental proclamation and some degree of public programming by those concerned. Some of the “Months” are well-meaning attempts to rectify past wrongs, in particular February’s designation as “Black History Month” and November as “National Native American Heritage Month.” Other commemorative months are lesser known and the subjects are, shall we say, not especially compelling: January is “National Mentoring Month.” And we honor pets in May and honey in September.


Ten Ancient Stories and the Geological Events That May Have Inspired Them

4/4/2014
Journey of Radiance

Myths have fed the imaginations and souls of humans for thousands of years. The vast majority of these tales are just stories people have handed down through the ages. But a few have roots in real geological events of the past, providing warning of potential dangers and speaking to the awe we hold for the might of the planet.


Could Noah’s Ark Float? In Theory, Yes

4/4/2014
Journey of Radiance

Noah has a lot going for him, in the biblical tale and in the recent Hollywood adaptation. Divine help would be a pretty useful tool in a quest to round up two of every species on the planet and build a gigantic ark to survive an apocalyptic flood. But, is the story rooted in truth or is it merely fable?