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Sean Langan's documentary Mission Accomplished is comprised primarily of Langan's travels through Iraq a few months after President Bush declared that the end of major combat operations had been reached. Langan includes footage of firefights and suici
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In this Panorama film, they set about confronting Vladimir Putin as he stands accused of launching an undeclared war against Ukraine. This particular outbreak of war has been simmering for a long time, many Ukrainians wanted to move closer to the West, violent protests followed but then in Kiev on F...
Top stealth-plane experts have re-created a radical, nearly forgotten Nazi aircraft: the Horten 2-29, a retro-futuristic fighter that arrived too late in World War II to make it into mass production.The engineers' goal was to determine whether the so-called stealth fighter was truly radar resistant....
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Gunny takes a ride through history in the rolling thunder that is the tank. From the world's only fully operational WWI tank to the state of the art M1A1 Abrams--Gunny drives them and shoots them as special high-speed photography captures the exploding targets in incredible slow motion.
Red Flag is the international training exercise for air forces of allied countries where many of the world's best pilots meet for the most challenging flying of their careers. It is the final training for pilots and their aircrews before being sent into actual combat.
This 1945 film is a military documentary told from the point of view of the crew of the aircraft carrier the Fighting Lady - a pseudonym for the Yorktown. Scenes highlight the functions and duties of The Fighting Lady and crew activities, and maps illustrate the movement of the Pacific fleet and its...
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Award winning documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy explores the human and political consequences of one of the most bitter scandals of the war in Iraq in this feature. In the 1960's, a prison was built in Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi city west of Baghdad, and during the regime of Saddam Hussein it became a ce...
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Gunny explores the history of shotguns--from a 17th century Blunderbuss to the modern day, gas-assisted M4 Super 90. Along the way, he "rides shotgun" on a stage coach as he tests a Wells Fargo Coach Gun; fires the groundbreaking shotguns of legendary gun designer John Browning; tests his...
This documentary tells the story of the Venona Project, a remarkable feat of cryptanalysis that began in 1943 and continued through the Cold War years, decoding messages sent by Soviet intelligence agencies. The programme features interviews with several surviving officials involved with Venona, inc...
The global impact of the conflict, assessing Britain's efforts to save India from potential invasion by boosting the Allied forces with native troops as well as soldiers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Plus, an investigation into the high mortality rate among black soldiers, ma...
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For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations. In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and essentially forgotten in others. But it is a war worth remembering 'a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada,...
Gunny checks out the rapid fire, lead spitting destruction of the machine gun. From an authentic hand cranking 1890's Gatling Gun to one of the fastest machine guns on the planet today--the Mini Gun--Gunny rat a tat tats his way through machine gun history while high-speed photography captures the e...
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A collection of rare and unseen footage of World War II and the very latest colorization techniques come together in World War II in Colour.With satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this new series reveals the epic conflict of the 20th century in a fresh light. Narrated...
The war on ISIS has reached a turning point, it’s drawn in armies and countries from all over the world including Britain but on the ground one force is having the greatest affect. In this special from Ross Kemp we see him travel across Iraq and Syria in order to meet up with the Kurdish force...
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June 1940 marked a pivotal moment in the Second World War. That month witnessed Nazi Germany's most aggressive move against England: the deadliest continual air strike in military history, the Battle of Britain. In an address to Parliament, Prime Minister Churchill predicted calamity just days prior...
Urban warfare is combat conducted in urban areas such as towns and cities. Urban combat is very different from combat in the open at both the operational and tactical level. Complicating factors in urban warfare include the presence of civilians and the complexity of the urban terrain. Urban combat...
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A Day in Vietnam - produced in 1967 for the Department of Defense - follows the activities of the Marines and Navy and their typical activities in Vietnam on a daily basis. Narrated by Jack Webb, the film is a great look of the brave Marine Corps and Navy soldiers doing ther duty in a hostile enviro...
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The 60-minute documentary was the fifth of the Army Special Service's "Why We Fight" series. Assembled under the supervision of Lt. Colonel Frank Capra, the film is a sublimely assembled collection of authentic newsreel footage from both the U.S. Signal Corps and various Soviet sources. Na...
Around 6000 of Sudan's cattle raiding Nuer tribe are on the hunt for their foes, the Murle tribe. As 100,000 women and children flee, all can remember previous scorched earth attacks.The rebel SPLA movement has been fractured by a split in its leadership encouraged by Khartoum and has now disintegra...

Colour of War

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Colour of War is a very good documentary about WWII and how it affected life around the world between 1940 and 1945. The entire documentary is a collection of authentic images, all in colour, of which a lot have been previously unreleased. Some images can be quite shocking at times and no doubt leav...
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Director John Huston, while a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1943, creates an Academy Award winning documentary, which he narrates with assistance from his actor father Walter, treating of the Armed Forces' successful effort to prevent the fall of the Aleutian Islands to advancing Japanese...
It has been five years since the start of the revolution that toppled former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and Libyan’s are desperately trying to get their country back on track. Libya currently has two rival governments, one based in the west and the other in the east each with their own a...
SOFEX is where the world's leading generals come to buy everything from handguns to laser-guided missile systems. It stands for "Special Operations Forces Exhibition Conference" and it's essentially a trade-show where just about anyone with enough money can buy the most powerful weapons in the world...
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This documentary uncovers perplexing survey of the Congo’s myriad resistance groups. Besides the fragmented Lord’s Resistance Army, the Democratic Republic of Congo is also home to militant groups such as the Mai-Mai, the Raia Mutomboki, and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda. But th...
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During the war in Vietnam, thousands of people in the Vietnamese province of Cu Chi lived in an elaborate system of underground tunnels. Originally built in the time of the French, the tunnels were enlarged during the American presence. When the Americans began bombing the villages of Cu Chi, the su...
The conflict on the Eastern Front, which saw soldiers battle for years in harsh conditions, enduring avalanches and frostbite as well as relentless enemy action across brutal terrain from the Urals to the Alps. Both sides came close to achieving total victory, but faced the many horrors of 20th-cent...
Meet the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden as he opens up in this animated film about the 2011 raid and those three shots that changed history and his life. The film tells the story of the personal aftermath and startling failure of the United States government to help its most experienced and sk...
Over fourteen days in March 1988, a sequence of traumatic events shook Northern Ireland to its core and shocked the world. But it was also 14 days that compelled one man, Redemptorist priest Fr Alec Reid, to find a way out of the deadly cycle of violence.This BBC Northern Ireland documentary covers...
At just 22, Senior Airman Barry is deploying as an Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) in one of the busiest and most dangerous regions of Afghanistan. After saying goodbye to his parents and flying into Kandahar Airfield, he's ready for the challenge. But a slew of fast-paced and tough missions test Barry...
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Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam -- for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting...

Wartorn

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After the Civil War more than half of the patients in mental institutions were veterans. In 1980 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) became an accepted diagnosis for veterans with psychological wounds. Based on personal accounts of American soldiers whose physical and mental health was t...
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VICE News travels to Nigeria, one of the wealthiest countries in Africa, in order to embed with their army which has recently been ramped up due to it’s fight against the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram. This group has been wreaking havoc in Northern Nigeria since 2009, using bombi...
Documentary charting the final months of the First World War, which saw the Allies learning to pull together using a co-ordinated command structure and the mass-production of high-tech weapons, while the Germans remained on French soil, believing victory to be inevitable.
Niall Ferguson charts the disintegration of global free trade and democracy in the wake of the first world war,with the corresponding rise of protectionism and totalitarianism in Russia, Germany and Japan - followed in all by racial persecution and subjugation.
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The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the group has announced its intention to reestablish the caliphate and has declared its leader, the sh...

Combat America

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World War II documentary film made for Stateside audiences about life in the Mighty Eighth Air Force in England and in the deadly skies over Europe. Narrated by Clark Gable, who actually flew around five missions in B-17's before heading off to safer locales, the film follows the daily lives of the...
John Pilger's 1983 film about the small nation of Nicaragua and its right to survive investigates the corruption in Central America. In 1979, the Sandinistas won a popular revolution in Nicaragua, putting an end to decades of the corrupt US-backed Somoza dictatorship. They based their reformist ideo...
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Throughout history and across the globe, different countries have always revered their toughest warriors. They've proven themselves time and time again as the best of the best. The Global Warfighters: World of Special Forces documentary explores the history, training, and operations of a variety of...
An American combat hospital mobilized in Iraq faces a daily drama of wartime treatment. Treating patients with life-threatening injuries is always a challenge. Now imagine handling a medical emergency at the height of the Iraq War, beset by heat, sand, and frequent enemy attacks. Film Duration: 54 m...