Category “War”

The Architect

Vice News meets up with James Mitchell who was found to be the head of a program the United States set up in order to extract intelligence from captured "terrorists" via controversial forms of interrogation, i.e. waterboarding. According to news reports Mitchell personally waterboarded the so-called 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, this is his first ever public interview. Mitchell has in fact signed a non-disclosure agreement with the CIA and therefore cannot speak on his apparent role in the CIA's enhanced interrogation program but he does speak on a report the Senate...

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Putin’s Gamble

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 February of 2014 the first shots were fired. In a single day 51 Ukrainians were gunned down by snipers who picked them off one by one. A new Pro Western government emerged, the Kremlin's response was to stir up rebellion in the...

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The Man Who Shot the Great War

There have been a selection of exceptional photographs discovered which have been described as "the photographic discovery of the century", the photographs themselves are of Western Front taken during the First World War. This film sets about examining these photos and tries to uncover the story of the Belfast soldier who captured them in 1915. This remarkable story reveals hows this soldiers experiences were to have an incredibly unexpected outcome years...

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Mein Kampf: The Story of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle), a book filled with hatred, it's last passage is this fanatical cry "A state that refuses racial contamination will inevitably dominate the world". This History Channel film explores Adolf Hiter who was born on April the 20th 1889 and who committed suicide on April the 30th 1945 asking questions such as how did this Austrian who seemed to come out of nowhere succeed in conquering Germany? and how did he manage to sow the seeds of such hatred and...

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D-Day’s Sunken Secrets

Off the coast of France an international team is exploring a hidden battlefield, looking for the secrets of how the greatest naval mission in history unfolded. Buried here is a treasure trove of ships, tanks and potentially unexploded mines, these are the wrecks of D-Day. June 6th 1944, for years Hitler had devastated Europe killing millions and now is the time for the allies to make their move but the odds were against them. Three years in the making this was the most epic struggle of the 2oth...

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The Falklands War: The Empire Strikes Back

This is the untold story of the most daring bombing raid since the Dam Busters, the RAF's opening attack of the Falklands war, which was designed to strike fear and terror into the hearts of the Argentinians. It was a secret but very British mission, the crew involved had never seen action before and all they have is an aging British bomber. In an effort to prepare themselves they learned techniques not used since World War II. It will become the longest bombing raid in history if they...

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The Rise of ISIS

As the United States with a coalition of other countries wage a new war on terror FRONTLINE investigates how ISIS gained such a dangerous stronghold. From the ashes of Al Qaeda correspondent Martin Smith uncovers the early warnings, the missteps and the ancient tribal hatreds that fueled the rise of...

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Inside the Taliban

In just a few months most American, British and other Nato forces will have left Afghanistan after 13 years of bitter conflict. Kabul today is nervous place with frequent attacks taking place all around the capital, the attacks themselves are launched from the surrounding countryside. In this film, BBC's Panorama have gained unique access inside a Taliban stronghold just over an hours drive from Kabul, they are witness to a hidden and dangerous world where the Taliban's control over people is...

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Rwanda’s Untold Story

Rwanda is a country dominated by its dark history, the senseless barbarity of the genocide still shocks us even to this day. We think we know the story but do we? Rwanda is ruled by president Kagame, regarded by many as the saviour of his country but what kind of man is Paul Kagame? He is a man with powerful friends. Twenty years on from the genocide what is the truth about Rwanda? This BBC film set about investigating evidence of Kagame's role in the shooting down of the presidential plan that resulted in provoking the 1994 killings and also questions his claims of having ended the...

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