War

Hitler’s Last Year

Hitler’s Last Year

On the 8th of May 1945, a darkness was lifted across Europe and the world as people celebrated victory over Nazi Germany. From the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944 it took almost a full year to win the war. Facing defeat Adolf Hitler became evermore relentlessly determined to fight to the very finish. As his Third Reich collapsed around him the brutality of the warfare and

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Marine ‘A’: Criminal or Casualty of War?

In May 2011 at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, British filmmaker Chris Terrill watched a company of Royal Marine commandos head deep into hostile territory, their mission was to set up a new patrol base in order to lure the enemy into attacking them, literally becoming live bait in which to attract attack. Out of the 100 Marines that went on this particular mission three would lose their lives, 20

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The Somme: From Defeat to Victory

This day 100 years ago (1st of July 1916) marked what was to become the bloodiest day in British military history; however, that been said there was much more to the Somme than mere senseless slaughter, and in this docu-drama we are presented with a new perspective on the most infamous battle of World War I. The Somme: From Defeat to Victory challenges the conventional viewpoint of the battle b

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Jim: The James Foley Story

James "Jim" Foley was an American photojournalist who was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. After being kidnapped he went missing for two long years before the infamous video of his execution was released by the terror group know as the Islamic State. The video sent shockwaves around the world and played a big role in introducing many of us to the fundamentalist group. Through the us

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A Defeated People

A Defeated People

A Defeated People is a historical short documentary which was released in 1946 by the Crown Film Unit, the film depicts the shattered state of Germany after the second World War, both physically and as a society. What makes this film interesting is that the overall tone of it is one of sympathy towards the german people rather than the typical attitude of blame, which was more common for the time.

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Libya’s Quiet War: The Tuareg of South Libya

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 armed groups. These groups are now battling each other across the country for wealth and power. Violence

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Enemies at the Gates & Global Jihad

  These day's it seems as though The Middle East is fracturing with Arab uprisings and military interventions taking place all across the region. As a result many civil wars have broken out and we have also seen the rise of many terrorist organisations. Stuck in the middle of all this madness is Saudi Arabia, a country which seems to be confronted by extremism on all sides, so much so that

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Stalin: Inside The Terror

In the early hours of March 2nd 1953, the most powerful man in the world lay dying alone. He had suffered a stroke at least 12 hours before, his guards were worried but they did not dare go into his bedroom. How is it that a man who was worshiped by millions could be left to lie helpless soaked in his own urine for so long? Stalin had built an empire on a framework of terror justifying it in th

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Who Won the War?

Over 20 years ago the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries declared an end to the so called war which claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people. Their historic ceasefire's marked the beginning of a road to peace that Northern Ireland enjoys today. Reporter Peter Taylor has been covering this conflict for more than 40 years and in this film he explores the contrast from back then up until now, expl

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