Posted in: Technology, War
Top Ten Tanks
Over the past century, dozens of tanks have been designed and built to blast their way across the battlefield. These are the best of the best. They are the top ten tanks of all...
100 Years of Silence
One hundred years ago, the Herero people of Namibia were nearly exterminated by German colonial soldiers in what has become known as the first genocide of the 20th century. In the colonial period, the Herero men, women and children of Namibia were rounded up like cattle and put into Germany’s first ever concentration camps. Four years later, three-quarters of the entire Herero nation had perished at the hands of German colonialists. The Nazis used the experiences from the German Konzentration Camps...
Hi-Tech Hitler
This is the true story of the scientific feats and failures of Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Germany is portrayed as a nation leading the world in science and technology prior to World War Two. But it squandered this wealth of knowledge, which should have enabled it to win the war, because the high command was selective about those advances they would favor. Examples are provided of technologies that languished under Nazism but exploded into new industries when they reached other countries after the...
Posted in: Educational, History, War
The Wehrmacht
Hitler's army thundered through Europe from 1939 to 1945 and brought needless death and destruction to the continent. What was it like to serve in this army? What was it like to conduct one of the bloodiest wars in history? What was it like to occupy half of Europe and yet to suffer total defeat? This five-part portrait provides long-awaited answers to questions such as these and sheds light on the Wehrmacht's complex bonds of loyalty, conscience and honour. It is a thought-provoking story of an army's...
Posted in: War
Tour of Duty: Australia’s Secret War
For the first time ever, Australia’s most secretive soldiers have invited a TV crew to document them in Afghanistan. This exclusive documentary, over three years in the making, follows investigative journalist and four time Walkley winner Chris Masters as he goes deep into the field with the Special Air Services Regiment, the SAS. The most comprehensive account of these elite forces in action, cameras accompany the Special Forces on several missions inside enemy lines, including night raids on Taliban...
Posted in: War
Secrets of WW2: What Really Happend to Rommel
This film chronicles the career of Germany's most brilliant World War II tactician. Field Marshall Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) was nicknamed the "Desert Fox" for his brilliant leadership of German troops in North Africa. He had an unbroken string of victories until defeated by General Montgomery's much larger forces in Egypt. This documentary contains film clips of the famed "Ghost Division" and rare footage of Rommel's state funeral. The question of Rommel's fate is addressed: was he murdered, or did he commit...
Posted in: Educational, War
Vietnam in HD
Emulating the formula that worked so successfully with its impressive "WWII in HD," the History Channel set its sights on a new generation of hero with "Vietnam in HD." All of the trademark production values are present including actual footage shot by soldiers in battle as well as high profile actors incorporated into dramatic vocal recreations. While all of the newly filmed material looks stellar in its HD presentation, the real Vietnam filmstock quality varies depending upon the source material. It has, however...
Posted in: War
The Foreign Legion: Tougher Than The Rest
A documentary looking into the French Foreign Legion, long known as one of the most mysterious and secretive fighting forces in the world. Men from all over the world have left their pasts behind to start a new life as elite soldiers in the Foreign Legion. This film looks beyond the myths to portray the lives and experiences of the real...
Vice Guide to Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world and thanks to an insanely complicated mix of politics, armed conflict, and corruption... it's also one of the most under-reported. It also happens to be home to a nondescript black rock known as Coltan... a vital ingredient in the production of nearly every cell phone and computer on the planet. Without Coltan, our technology-driven lives would come to a screeching halt, and Congo has 80% of the world's supply. Since the mid...