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Great Military Blunders

Great Military Blunders is a six part documentary series which was originally aired in 2000, the series itself provides a fascinating examination of the key factors which lead to some of the greatest military disasters in history. In war we typically find that defeat stems from mistakes which include making bad plans or not seeing good ones through, a lack of understanding with regards to your

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Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis

The war on ISIS has reached a turning point, it's drawn in armies and countries from all over the world including Britain but on the ground one force is having the greatest affect. In this special from Ross Kemp we see him travel across Iraq and Syria in order to meet up with the Kurdish forces who are confronting and beating ISIS on the battlefield. On Ross' journey to one of the most dangerou

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WikiSecrets: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and WikiLeaks

Bradley Manning was responsible for leaking more than half a million classified documents via the webisite WikiLeaks back in 2010. Manning was an Army intelligence analyst and in this film which was originally aired in 2011 FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith manages to gain exclusive access to those who were closest to to him in order to tell his story and why he decided to leak the documents he

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Apocalypse: The Second World War

Having recently posted Apocalypse: World War I, I thought it best to complete the series with the sequel, Apocalypse: The Second World War, which is a six-part documentary about World War II. Similar to the previous instalment, this film is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war captured by various war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. The footage itsel

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Apocalypse: World War I

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Apocalypse: World War I

World War I brought about the sacrifice of an entire generation but could it have been avoided? How was it that such a cruel and far-reaching conflict occurred? This five part documentary series sets about answering such questions using some incredible archival footage, much of which is unseen but has all been brought to life by colour. Apocalypse WWI takes a strategic and global approach to te

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My Son The Jihadi

Sally Evans, mother of two, is on a journey to discover what it was that drove her eldest son Thomas to join leave home and join the deadly Islamic terror group known as Al Shabaab. Thomas was only 21 when he decided to leave his home in a Buckinghamshire village and travel to Somalia. The group Al Shabaab is a jihadi Al Qaeda affiliate which is responsible for many atrocities commited in Kenya

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The Bomb

The Bomb

Over 70 years ago the nuclear bomb altered our reality forever and in this film The Bomb we see it's transformation from the theoretical, to the physical when it was first used August 6, 1945, it was on this day the public learned of a new type of weapon, a destroyer of worlds. We witness the nuclear bomb's humble beginnings from when in 1938 two German chemists accidentally discovered how to s

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The Battle of Chosin

The Battle of Chosin

In the last days of November 1950, twelve thousand men of the 1st Marine Division along with a few thousand army soldiers found themselves trapped high in the mountains of North Korea near a reservoir called Chosin. Their leaders had been caught off guard by the sudden entrance of the People's Republic of China into the five month old Korean War. The Americans were surrounded, outnumbered and a

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Secrets of the Samurai Sword

The Samurai were considered to be the hero's of ancient Japan and still to this day their legend continues to live on and the Samurai sword is one of the greatest fighting weapons of all time. A perfectly engineered piece of hardware for close combat, renowned for it's deadly cutting edge. With the use of modern science we can now reveal just how technically excellent the ancient craft of manuf

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