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The War Business is a film by Mark Stucke which deals with the practice of private armies or mercenaries hired by governments and multinational companies. These are typically companies whose investments are being compromised by war.This film uncovers the bloody truth of some of these armies for hire...
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World War I brought about the sacrifice of an entire generation but could it have been avoided? How was it that such a cruel and far-reaching conflict occurred? This five part documentary series sets about answering such questions using some incredible archival footage, much of which is unseen but h...
An edition of the investigative documentary series, Dispatches. Six months after going undercover in Afghanistan to make the acclaimed film Beneath The Veil, Dispatches reporter, Saira Shah, returns to the land of her father to report on the fate of ordinary Afghans and investigates what drives the...
A unique glimpse into the terrifying world of disarming bombs, we see the filmmakers of this documentary being granted unprecedented access to the British Army’s Bomb Disposal Course, the most demanding training regime available.Focusing on the conflict between Northern Ireland and the United...

The Art of War

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Although accounts differ over the Sun Tzu’s origins, according to a biography written by a 2nd century BC historian he was a general who lived in the state of Wu in 6th century BC.Sun Tzu is most famous for the Art of War, praised as the definitive work on military strategy and tactics prior to the...
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The story of the US Army reserves. Documentary film tells of its formation, the training process and its story from World War 2 up until the VietNam War.Film Duration: 28 min .
Harold Adrian Russell Philby, better known to the world as Kim, was an Englishman who spied for the Soviet Union. Philby was a high-ranking member of British intelligence but who decided to operate as a double agent, that was until he defected to the Soviet Union in 1963. It was around this time tha...

Google Darfur

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Since 2003 militias known as the Janjaweed under orders from the sudanese government have killed over 200,000 civilians and another 2.5 million have been forced into refugee camps. In a bid to secure their oil interests inside of sudan and chad, many of the worlds major governments pour weapons and...
This is the story of peasant children, kidnapped by the Salvadorean Army, during the civil war. Those childrens were given or sold for adoptions to parents in Europe and the US. The adoptive parents were told the children were war orphans. More than twenty years later, with the help of “Pro-Bu...
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On the morning of the 26th May, 1940, an order was transmitted from Admiralty building in London, to a secret headquarters in Dover. The order stated that the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force should begin from the port of Dunkirk and the beaches near by.A vast armada of ships was approa...
The evolving naval and intelligence war during the First World War, which saw enemy submarines turn the North Sea into a no-go area. The British responded with a blockade of Europe, and America threw its full support behind the Allies after a deciphered telegram revealed Germany was urging Mexico to...
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Although the First World War gets less attention than its successor, it was really the watershed event of the 20th century.This conflict shaped the world that came after to this day. It was the catalyst for the rise of soviet communism in Russia, whose unraveling less than a decade and a half ago co...

Weather Warfare

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The power to use tornadoes, hurricanes, and the deadliest weather as weapons of war may now be possible. We'll investigate reports that weather weapons are in development and we'll reveal the technology that in the future could turn hurricanes, earthquake, even tsunamis into some of the most powerfu...
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Dieter Dengler was a German-American pilot who was shot down over Laos in February 1st of 1966 during the early phase of the Vietnam war. He himself noted that the only reason he took part in the war was because of this love to fly planes. Once shot down he was subsequently held prisoner but managed...

The Ranger

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The U.S. Army Rangers are an elite military formation that serve in designated U.S. Army Ranger units or are graduates from the U.S. Army Ranger School. This film The Ranger is a unique documentary which was created by Emmy Award Winning Director, Robert Ham for the All Warrior Network. In it we hea...
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It's training Day 43 at Marine Corps Sniper School Camp Pendleton, California and daybreak has brought a welcome end to a rain-soaked sleepless night. Since 6PM last evening, this two-men student sniper observer team has maintained constant surveillance on a target area 300 yards below its hillside...
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Scout Snipers are infantrymen skilled in long-range marksmanship from concealed locations. Their primary mission is to conduct close reconnaissance and surveillance operations in order to gain intelligence on the enemy and the terrain. Scout Snipers must earn the rank of Lance Corporal, be selected...
Peter and Dan Snow unpick the complex history of conflict in the Middle East. Known in the West as the Yom Kippur War, the fighting that broke out in 1973 was the biggest military clash between Arabic nations and Israel.Covers the Yom Kippur War from start to finish concentrating on both the Syrian...
A series looking at the six most important German Generals of World War II. Profiling these men, the series continues to pose the question as to why it all happened. Rommel, Canaris, Keitel, Paulus, Udet and Manstein. Six careers caught in the tangle of Nazi political intrigue and ultimate disaster.
In the biggest official files leak in history nearly 400,000 Iraq war logs reveal the massive scale of civilian deaths and new torture allegations following an investigation by Channel 4's Dispatches.Channel 4 News has accessed the data in the classified documents via The Bureau of Investigative Jou...
A small army of fanatical Jihadists sieged 15,000 sq. miles of territory and shocked the world with it’s violence and brutality. The so called Islamic State is a terror organisation, the likes of which we have never seen before, having now amassed a huge army that rules over 8,000,000 people.T...
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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...
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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...

The War Of 1812

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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,...
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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...