Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/video-2/RSS feed for VideosenWed, 23 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Here's What Happens When the Queen Throws a Giant Banquethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/heres-what-happens-when-the-queen-throws-a/As Britain emerged victorious from the Falklands War, it turned its attention to repairing relations with one of its most important allies: the U.S.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Warning: Here's a King Cobra Swallowing Another Snake Wholehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/warning-heres-a-king-cobra-swallowing-anot/Raja the King Cobra is about to eat. He’s sunk his teeth into an ambushed rat snake, shot a dose of neurotoxin into it, and is now about to swallow itTue, 22 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Watch Two King Cobras Romance Each Otherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-two-king-cobras-romance-each-other/King cobra mating techniques aren’t subtle. To indicate his interest, the male will engage in frequent headbutting with the femaleMon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Why Queen Victoria Was an Early Adopter of Photographyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/why-queen-victoria-was-an-early-adopter-of-p/In the 1840s, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert set up elaborate white winter interiors and decorated trees to celebrate Christmas at Windsor CastleFri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Why Eleanor Roosevelt Visited Active War Zones During WWIIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-eleanor-roosevelt-visited-active-war-zon/Eleanor Roosevelt's war time travels to support U.S. soldiers were considerable: in the Pacific theater, she would meet with 400,000 troopsTue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Devastating 1926 Hurricane that Halted the Growth of Miamihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-devastating-1926-hurricane-that-halted-t/In 1926, the Miami economy was soaring, fueled by wealthy northerners attracted to the tropical climate and beachesMon, 14 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Bomb Threats Didn't Stop Lady Bird's Fight for Civil Rightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/bomb-threats-didnt-stop-lady-birds-fight-f/Lady Bird Johnson was a committed supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, in word and deed, touring the country to speak against racismFri, 11 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of 1940s Nazi Sympathizershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/charles-lindbergh-and-the-rise-of-1940s-nazi_1/Charles Lindbergh may have been known as a legendary pilot, but he had another, more sinister position in American History: as a Nazi sympathizerThu, 10 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Betty Ford's Surprising Progressivism Inspired Millionshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-betty-fords-surprising-progressivism-in/Despite being thrust into the role of first lady with no warning, Betty Ford will be remembered as one of the most independent first ladies we've ever hadWed, 09 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Mysterious Stone Structure Is Older Than Stonehengehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-mysterious-stone-structure-is-older-tha/Until recently, Britain's Stonehenge was thought to be the world's oldest set of stone monumentsTue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Is This Where Humanity Decided to Settle Down?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/is-this-where-humanity-decided-to-settle-down/Plant analysis of ancient wild cereals from Göbekli Tepe reveal a remarkable similarity to modern strainsMon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Japan's Surrender in WWII Ushered in a New World Orderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/new-label/japans-surrender-in-world-war-ii-ushered-in/On September 2, 1945, Japan delivered its unconditional surrender in WWII. Twelve million American troops went home as civiliansFri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Crucial Role the British Railway Played During WWIIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-crucial-role-the-british-railway-played-during/As the Luftwaffe began to target London with increasing regularity, the railway network became the saving grace of the nationThu, 03 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Colorized Historical Footage Is Painstakingly Madehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-colorized-historical-footage-is-painstak/Composite Films conducted 5,800 hours of research and poured over 27 miles of film to create our series America in ColorWed, 02 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000What Kind of Footage Do Historical Colorists Like Best?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/what-kind-of-footage-do-historical-colorists/According to the historians and art directors from Composite Films who worked meticulously on America in Color, these were some of their favorite subjectsWed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000The First Presidential Wife to Be Called the First Ladyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-first-presidential-wife-to-be-called-the/Dolley Madison, the First Lady of president James Madison was a Jackie Kennedy of her timeTue, 25 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Jackie Kennedy Was the Undisputed Style Icon of her Erahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/jackie-kennedy-was-the-undisputed-style-icon/To Jackie Kennedy, appearance was everythingMon, 24 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000How the Gains Women Made in WWI Were Quickly Losthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-gains-women-made-in-wwi-were-quickly/In the early 20th century, 96% of all jobs on the U.S. rail network were male. But by the start of WWI, it fell on women to fill in for themFri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Sunbathing Became a National Craze in the 1930shttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-sunbathing-became-a-national-craze-in-th/Tanning was big business in the 1930s, as people sought to recreate the sun-kissed California beach lookThu, 20 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Germans Turned Trains Into Massive Artillery in WWIIhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-germans-turned-trains-into-massive-artil_1/Railway guns like the German WWII K5 gun had a very narrow aim. To get around that problem, Germans developed a circular track, allowing the gun to rotateWed, 19 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000The U.S. Assault on Okinawa Was Met With an Eerie Silencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-us-assault-on-okinawa-was-met-with-an-_1/When U.S. troops launched their assault on the Pacific island of Okinawa, they expected a fierce resistance from an entrenched Japanese armyTue, 18 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000As the American Buffalo Declined, Its Symbolism Rosehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/as-the-american-buffalo-declined-its-symbol/Over the years, the American buffalo, or bison, has been a symbol of the American frontierMon, 17 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000These WWI Ambulance Trains Could Care for 500 Men at Oncehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/these-wwi-ambulance-trains-could-care-for-50/During World War I, the British converted a large number of commuter train cars into ambulance carsFri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000U.S. Marines' First Test Against Japanese Defenses on Okinawahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/us-marines-first-test-against-japanese-de_1/As U.S. marines advanced northward in Okinawa, they approached a craggy mass known as Mount Yae-TakeThu, 13 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Pocahontas Redefined How Europeans Saw Native Americanshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/pocahontas-redefined-how-europeans-saw-nativ/Prior to the arrival of Pocahontas in England, indigenous people of the Americas were viewed as cannibals, brutish, and non-ChristianWed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Thailand's Hellfire Pass Got Its Namehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-thailands-hellfire-pass-got-its-name/During WWII, Hellfire Pass was a notorious Japanese railway construction site. There, Allied prisoners were forced to work at night in grueling conditionsTue, 11 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000These Are the Final Moments of Amelia Earhart on the Groundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/these-are-the-final-moments-of-amelia-earhar/In 1937, Amelia Earhart was about to embark on a record-setting flight around the world. In her final moments, she took her last photographMon, 10 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Like Humans, Chimps Learn Behavior From One Anotherhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/like-humans-chimps-learn-behavior-from-one/Chimps have a range of personalities and the facial expressions to reflect themFri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000No Wonder Lord of the Rings' Middle-Earth Was Filmed Herehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/no-wonder-lord-of-the-rings-middle-earth-wa/For 18 months, the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy filmed their scenes across the tiny island of New ZealandThu, 06 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000