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Russia’s War in Afghanistan
The Soviet war in Afghanistan went on for nine years, starting in December of 1979 and continued until February of 1989. This near decade long war resulted in millions of Afghans fleeing their country, primarily to Pakistan and Iran.  Hundreds of thousands of Afghan civilians were killed in addition to the rebels in the...
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The Gulf War of 1991
February 24th 1991, American tanks roll across the Saudi Arabian desert towards the Iraq border, their part of a multinational force with a clear and simple mission, to drive Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army out of Kuwait. Having a large army but a devastated economy after his war efforts Hussein's goal was to take control of Kuwait's oil rich emirate and they did so in just over 36 hours. Having ignored the United Nations demand for immediate withdrawal this resulted in the UN sending a US lead coalition of 620,000...
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Our War: The Lost Platoon
A first hand look into the operations of the Welsh Guards, 7th Platoon on their 2009 tour of Afghanistan. The 7th Platoon was stationed in one of the most dangerous areas of Helmand Province were allied forces where greatly overstretched which made firefights all that bit more intense. The harsh reality of war is revealed as we discover how 7th Platoon's commander Mark Evison lost his life and the events leading up to that...
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Inside the Holocaust
This is a gripping hour and a half special by the History Channel on the horrors of the Holocaust, starting off with the early days of persecution found in Nazi Germany right up until the final acts of extermination itself. The History Channel visits many of the archives found in Eastern Europe and the US in an attempt to accurately tell the story of those that were faced with theft and death through a collection of artifacts and rarely seen...
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The Forgotten Soldier
This is a short but intriguing story is about a World War 2 veteran who fought in the British Burma campaign. His story is told via a collection of photographs left behind and the narration itself is done by his grandson, who also shines light onto the personal troubles his grandfather faced in his day to day life after the...
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Britain’s Secret Death Squad
BBC's Panorama set about investigating the story of a secret British army unit set up to deal with any enemies of the state, on the streets of the United Kingdom, primarily Northern Ireland during the 1970's. Through a series of interviews with admitted members of the MRF or rather "The Military Reaction Force" Panorama reveals facts that support the claims of unlawful activities being carried out by this force, including drive-by shootings on unarmed civilians mistaken for IRA...
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Churchill’s First World War
On becoming Prime Minister in 1940, Winston Churchill said that all his past life had been preparation for a moment of destiny, but no chapter had prepared him more than the First World War. In 1914 he had felt the same call of destiny and glory but would experience humiliation and disgrace. In early 1916 he was an infantry officer serving in the trenches, where his battle to clear his name and regain war command began. The story of his fall and rise can be told largely in his own words, for Churchill confided...
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PQ17 An Arctic Convoy Disaster
Man has fought wars in many terrible places over the centuries, but never has he fought in a place as terrible as this, this is the place where the men who ran the second world war arctic convoys went to work, among not only the German, submarines and planes but nature at her most brutal. One hundred mile an hour winds, mountainous waves, Icebergs and temperatures down to minus 60 degrees celsius. It was a terrible place to live and a terrible place to die. Throughout the second world war their where many arctic...
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Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget
Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget is the second film in the Deceptions Trilogy. We featured the first film "Deceptions" on our site a while back and it received quite a positive feedback. Lest We Forget by Chris Pratt is another hard hitting addition to the series that presents us with some uncomfortable truths about the society we live...