Category “War”

Her War: Women vs ISIS

ISIS is currently the most brutal terror group in modern history and they now control large portions of land in Iraq and Syria, and oversee an estimated six million people. The Islamic State have also come out and said that any man killed by a women will go straight to hell. This statement has resulted in many Kurdish women picking up arms and joining the battle to defend and protect their land. This Russia Today documentary goes inside their war, to see how life is for a female warrior when fighting such a scare mongering...

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ISIS: The World’s Richest Terror Army

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. Terror has been at the heart of the Islamic States's blueprint, mapped out in a most unlikely place, US detention camps set up to house prisoners of the Iraq war. Their master plan was a potent mix of religious fanaticism and violence and in this episode of This World by the BBC we see how they have...

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The Road to Mosul

Last August the Peshmerga forces garrisoning Iraq's Sinjar range, crumbled under a sudden Islamic State offensive, leaving only a small force of PKK and YPG fighters as well as local Yazidi militias to fend the mountain. But now the Peshmerga are back in force and have set their sights on the reconquest of Sinjar City, which straddles the Islamic States main supply route between Mosul and Raqqa. In this film we see Vice News embedded with the Peshmerga fighters at the frontline of the war against the Islamic State. We see first hand how the Islamic State still maintain at least 80% of...

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Kim Philby: The Spy Who Went Into The Cold

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 that it was revealed that Philby was in fact a member of the spy ring now known as the Cambridge Five. This collective also included Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and possibly John Cairncross. It is believed that Philby was the most successful at providing secret information to the...

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Inside: 21st Century Warship

The United States Navy is poised to meet the future with a new generation of high tech transformer like fighting machines. There fast, versatile but also deadly, these are the pioneering warships, USS Freedom & USS Independence and in this National Geographic film we are given a complete tour of there ability and design. The world has changed and in the 21st century the US Navy must deal with a new wave of violent threats, in response the Navy has issued a new class of warship, the LCS or Littoral Combat Ship, these are designed in such a way as to allow them to enter shallow waters,...

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Untold Stories of World War II

In a century riddled with unrest, World War II remains the epic tale. An event of unparalleled impact, even now we are uncovering new information about secret weapons and villainous tactics, about extraordinary heroism and boundless shame, about a time where one life or one bullet or one bomb separated infamy and glory, defeat and victory, tyranny and freedom. These are the untold stories of World War...

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Meeting ISIL

Press TV goes deep into "liberated territory" were there is no Syria army and no way out. They must accept the presence of armed guards because kidnappings and looting is the law around here, this is especially true for journalists with camera crews. The bodyguards themselves are members of the so called "Freedom Fighters" but require payment, which is the norm within such Syrian liberated areas. This film takes us well inside the at this point infamous terrorist group ISIL to shine further light on the current...

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The War Against Boko Haram

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 bombings, abductions and beheadings to instil terror. This conflict with Boko Haram has caused a state of emergency throughout the country and with VICE being the only journalists on the frontline, though them we witness the beginning of the largest military insurgency to...

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Rise Of The Houthis

A political crisis in Yemen is treating to tear it apart, Northern rebels called the Houthis have taken the capital and are imposing their revolutionary agenda, this being said they now face fierce opposition to their rule from groups such as Al Qaeda. Their audacious bid for power has ignited sectarian hatred, its part of what many believe to be a proxy war in Yemen, between Iran and Saudi Arabia. In this documentary we see Safa Al-Ahmad from BBC Arabic, having spent months trying to gain unique access to the Houthis managing to do just that and embedding with them for three months in...

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