Category “War”

Korean War

Korea in 1950 under American leadership, was the first time the United Nations went to war. It was only five years since World War II ended and what began as a conflict between regimes of the North and South quickly turned into a confrontation between East and West, threatening to escalate into a third world war. The Allied forces became embroiled in a war unlike any they had known yet for the Americas it served as a military rehearsal for one they would come to know only too well in Vietnam. This was a war of sharp contrasts like the harsh Korean terrain itself, ranging from freezing...

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Hitler’s Right Hand Man: Hermann Göring

Hermann Göring was Hitlers right hand man who after World War II was convicted in the Nuremberg trials of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He was sentenced to death by hanging but before this sentence was carried out he chose to take his own life by ingesting cyanide the night before his execution was meant to take place. This film sets to tell his...

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The Battle for Aleppo

For two long years the city of Aleppo has been the bloodiest battleground of the Syrian civil war before this Aleppo was the largest city found in Syria and the primary hub for the countries commercial and industrial trading. Now however, the city is in ruins and over 70 percent of the cities population have fled, those who stayed behind now live under siege as any rebel held areas are continuously being bombarded by artillery. In this film jihadist fighters took Vice to the frontline on the edge of the city in order to get first hand experience of the current...

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Headhunters of World War II

World War II, the island of Borneo, seven American downed airmen face an epic battle for survival in a dense jungle. Natives wielding blowpipes and spears are said to be headhunters along with Japanese soldiers hunting them down. To their rescue comes a British major hellbent on taking the war into his own hands. Together they will attempt one of the most audacious escapes of the...

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Wartorn

Wartorn is a HBO special which examines how war can effect a soldiers mental well being, inflicting an invisible wound which some find hard to recover from. Suicide among those who currently serve and veterans alike appears to be growing at an alarming rate causing much concern, this film takes a look at old archived footage, interviews, letters, etc. from wars as early as the US Civil War right up to todays modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, analyzing personal tales of those effected by PTSD in order to get a better idea of how these individuals cope with lasting effects of combat...

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McCullin

In his early twenties and with no formal training McCullin began his career in Finsbury Park, London, with pictures of the violent teenage gangs who appeared to rule the roost in the 1950's. McCullin would however go on to capture history as it was being made baring witness to some of the bloodiest conflicts of the last fifty years. A self confessed war junkie, Don McCullin's quest to bring the ugly truths of war to the international attention would come at great personal cost. Through this film we get a great insight into why Don McCullin is considered one of the greatest living war...

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Embedded With Al-Qaeda in Syria: ISIS & Al-Nusra

Over two and a half years ago, unarmed protesters demonstrated in the streets of Syria demanding the downfall of the Assad regime. They hope that like the revolutions seen in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya the Assad regime would fall in a matter of weeks or months but this didn't happen. After months of being gunned down in the streets, elements of the formally peaceful protestors took up arms and joined defected soldiers to form the Free Syria Army and fight back. Since the conflict began more than 100,000 people have been killed and more than one million have fled or been displaced and the...

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The Luckiest Man in World War 2

The far east saw some of the worst fighting and most appalling atrocities of the second world war, millions died but one young man managed to pull through the lot. He somehow survived a combination of catastrophes unlike any other. Torture and disease whilst a prisoner in a Japanese war camp, torpedo and shipwreck and most of all the Nagasaki atom bomb, each of these killed tens of thousands but somehow this man survived them all, his name is Alistair Urquhart and he is still with us today. Once the war was over the authorities forbid Alistair from talking about his experience in the...

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The Islamic State

This state has been established by a hardline Sunni jihadist group that emerged out of the Syrian civil war. Up until recently this group was known as ISIS but now they simply call themselves "The Islamic State" or "IS" for short. Their speed and efficiency in which they advanced from Syria into Iraq caught the world and those reporting on the middle east by complete surprise. They captured major cities and took control of large military equipment provided to the Iraq army by the Americans. Growing in numbers IS fighters have come from all over the world, all wanting to be part of the...

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