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Waco: American Apocalypse Netflix, from Wednesday


Tapping into that trademark American combination of devout religiosity and extreme war readiness, this series exhaustively analyses the brutal climax to the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas. It’s very much an exploration of the siege rather than the cult and might have gone deeper into the reasons why so many men, women and children found themselves believing that Vernon Howell – AKA David Koresh – was worth dying for in the first place. But it’s still fascinating and harrowing, telling the tale via the recollections of journalists, Branch Davidians and FBI operatives.

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