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Only the Dead

Only the Dead is a tale of war unlike any other, it is the story of what can happen when an ordinary reporter finds himself in the Middle East at a time when some of the more extreme combat was taking place. Michael Ware arrived in Iraq back in 2003 on what was initially meant to be a three week assignment for Time magazine, he would end up staying their for 7 more years. Ware was unique in his

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Iraq: The Final Judgement

On the 6th of July, 2016, the long awaited Iraq Inquiry released its findings, it strongly criticised former prime minister Tony Blair and his government, stating that they led the country into war based on flawed intelligence that should have been challenged. At 2.6 million words the report also goes into detail on how Britain had joined the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 without having first ex

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Hitler’s Last Year

Hitler’s Last Year

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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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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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