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DISASTER VIDEOS

  • Tornado show

    Tornado

    Discover the science behind these natural phenomena, and experience the effect an F5 tornado would have on a major city.

    (00:54)
  • The Riverdance show

    The Riverdance

    In the Irish Sea truck ferry the Riverdance is battered by bad weather and wrecked off the shore of Blackpool, England. A...

    (01:23)
  • New Carissa show

    New Carissa

    Many of the world's best salvage teams have tried and failed to move the 'wreck that will not die' off the Oregon coast. Meet...

    (02:54)
  • The Jane show

    The Jane

    Stricken Russian coal carrier the Jane lies beached off the Japanese coast. The elite salvage team undertake the dangerous job...

    (01:17)
  • The New Flame show

    The New Flame

    Salvage operations rely on brains as well as brawn. Off the Gibraltar coast a salvage team uses high-tech equipment to device...

    (02:20)
  • Teaser show

    Teaser

    Take a closer look at one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

    (00:29)
  • American aid sunk in the Atlantic show

    American aid sunk in the Atlantic

    Great Britain’s cities have been devastated by German bombs. But the country stands firm around Churchill, and with the...

    (03:10)
  • The Germans enter Belgium show

    The Germans enter Belgium

    The Germans enter Belgium, unleashing their aerial offensive. Cities in eastern and northern France are bombed and Winston...

    (03:11)
  • The Polish army surrenders show

    The Polish army surrenders

    The Polish army surrenders to the Germans and the Soviets. Stalin orders the execution of 20,000 Polish prisoners and 4,500...

    (03:12)
  • Germans sign treaty with USSR show

    Germans sign treaty with USSR

    Hitler, who swore to destroy Communism has a history-making treaty signed with his worst enemy, the USSR.

    (03:09)
  • Hitler declares war on jews show

    Hitler declares war on jews

    Hitler hammers home his simplistic nationalist slogans. He wants to make Germany the world power.

    (03:09)
  • Ice Shove show

    Ice Shove

    A pleasant lakeside home is threatened by a massive wave of ice on the move.

    (03:05)
  • Ochre Beach Ice Tsunami show

    Ochre Beach Ice Tsunami

    Residents film the destruction as a freak ice shove demolishes homes in Ochre Beach, Canada.

    (02:03)
  • Minnesota Ice Shove show

    Minnesota Ice Shove

    Mille Lacs, Minnesota, experiences a strange but destructive force of nature known as an ice shove.

    (02:10)
  • Chelyabinsk Meteor Caught on Tape show

    Chelyabinsk Meteor Caught on Tape

    When a meteor breached the Earth’s atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, footage of the event was captured on many recording...

    (02:38)
  • Earthquake show

    Earthquake

    Half the world's population lives in striking distance of a major fault line. Ultimate Disaster examines key earthquakes of...

    (00:54)
  • Volcano show

    Volcano

    Experts look at the history and power of volcanoes and ask if modern cities face annihilation in a mega-eruption.

    (00:54)
  • The Adriyatik show

    The Adriyatik

    Cargo ferry the Adriyatik lies aflame in the Adriatic hopelessly out of control - as she drifts towards the Croatian coastline...

    (01:09)
  • The Haven show

    The Haven

    Genoa, Italy. In 1991 the oil tanker The Haven caught fire and 1 million barrels of oil burned for three days. View the...

    (02:43)
  • Arcangel show

    Arcangel

    Cancun, Mexico, ferry the Arcangel, after a vicious storm is grounded on one of the most precious reefs in the world. Hundreds...

    (02:04)