Category “War”

Dambusters Declassified

Martin Shaw takes a fresh look at one of the most famous war stories of them all. The actor, himself a pilot, takes to the skies to retrace the route of the 1943 raid by 617 Squadron which used bouncing bombs to destroy German dams. He sheds new light on the story as he separates the fact from the myth behind this tale of courage and ingenuity. Using the 1955 movie The Dam Busters as a vehicle to deconstruct the raid, he tries to piece together a picture of perhaps the most daring attack in the history of aviation warfare. Along the way, Shaw hears from the last RAF veteran of the...

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Six Day War

The story of the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, the echoes of which are still heard today in the middle east. In May of that year, Egypt, under President Nasser, blocked the Tiran Straits to Israeli shipping and began to gather huge numbers of troops in the Sinai Peninsula. At the same time King Hussein’s Jordan allowed Iraqi troops across her border. Israel was swift to respond to this turn of events and there was a devastating pre-emptive air strike against the Egyptian airforce. Jordanian and Syrian attacks were halted and repelled, after only six short days Israel had captured East...

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Street Vets

Over 100,000 United States Veterans are homeless every year. In a powerful, one-hour documentary, filmmaker Issac Goeckeritz takes viewers into the largely invisible world of homeless veterans and the difficult, but hopeful, pathways...

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Lost Nuke

Examine the mystery of the 1950 crash off the B.C. coast of a U.S. Air Force bomber carrying a nuclear bomb; the Air Force’s official version of events does not fit with the actual location where the crashed plane was...

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Generals At War: The Battle Of The Bulge

1944- Adolf Hitler starts a gigantic offensive in the West. If the Allies cannot contain the German advance, Adolf Hitler could win a victory. This exciting series takes a fresh approach to the great battles of World War Two. Each film tells the story of the head-to-head between two iconic generals. In a dramatic device, a war-time bunker becomes the setting for these epic conflicts. As the generals face off across a the battle map it comes alive in CGI: soldiers march across the table, tanks blast away at each other and planes fly overhead. As the action unfolds, two modern day...

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KONY 2012

KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. HOW TO HELP: Join TRI or Donate to Invisible Children: http://bit.ly/yp5Ffv Purchase KONY 2012 products: http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/ Sign the Pledge: http://www.causes.com/causes/227-invisible-children DIRECTOR: Jason Russell LEAD EDITOR: Kathryn Lang EDITORS: Kevin Trout, Jay Salbert, Jesse Eslinger LEAD ANIMATOR: Chad Clendinen ANIMATOR: Jesse Eslinger 3-D MODELING:...

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The 9/11 Decade

Immediately after 9/11, the US announced that the gloves were coming off in the fight against al-Qaeda. In the first of three films on the aftermath of 9/11, we examine the highs and lows of the intelligence war. A PR stunt which killed thousands and launched a propaganda war that has, so far, lasted a decade. Since 9/11, how far has the US and al-Qaeda been prepared to go to win hearts and minds with elaborate media strategies? A look behind the headline news of airstrikes and suicide bombings at the post-9/11 war for hearts and...

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School Boys to Soldiers

A short Documentary, following an 18 year old Soldier: Charlie Morris - Cook. As he is home for Christmas with his family before he gets deployed to Afghanistan for the first...

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Stalin and The Betrayal of Leningrad

The 900-day siege of Leningrad created heroes as well as victims, and gave the city a taste for independence. Dr John Barber relives the city’s struggle, and explains why Stalin felt so threatened by the former capital that he purged 2,000 of its inhabitants. Stalin was always suspicious of Russia’s former capital. Its huge cultural, scientific and economic importance, its historical role as the cradle of the 1917 Revolution, its pre-eminent position in the history of the Russian intelligentsia – all produced a dangerous spirit of independence when viewed from the...

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