Category “War”

A Very British Hero

In A Very British Hero, Christina Schmid – the widow of army bomb disposal expert Oz Schmid – reveals how the Army is failing in its duty of care to this tiny elite band of soldiers who are at the very forefront of the war in Afghanistan. In this specially-authored Panorama, she examines how Oz and his colleagues have been expected to work for months on end without a proper break defusing anything up to 10-15 Taliban devices a day in the harshest of conditions, because there simply aren’t enough of them. And she uncovers the decisions taken early in the war that helped contribute...

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Secrets of war Vietnam Special Operations

The Navy Seals and the Green Berets played critical roles during the lengthy Vietnam War. However, these Special Forces were not always allowed to fully coordinate their activities with the regular air, ground, and navy forces. As America's Central Intelligence Agency's interactions with the Special Forces are closely examined during this program, it becomes apparent that the agency failed to handle a number of operations effectively. Fortunately, the belated success of the "Phoenix" program proved that the CIA could design critical missions in Southeast Asia. Narrated by actor Charlton...

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Tales of the Gun – German small arms of WW2

Documentary about the German small arms of the second world war. For example, starting with the Luger and how it almost was the service pistol of the U.S. Army. It also looks at the development of other weapons such as the Mauser Gewehr 98 , the MP38/40 (machine gun ) , the MG34 (machine gun ) and the somewhat lesser known weapons like the Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 . Nice to this documentary is that they go about the theory behind how they were used in military units , and how they were used effectively . So for example, caused the experience of the first world war is that an ...

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Uganda’s Silent War

Shocking documentary about child soldiers in Uganda, Africa. Winner of the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, in HD. Child abuse. Rape. Torture. Abduction. Death. They are the very stuff of nightmares. In Northern Uganda, though, they are not the groundless fears of imaginative children. Here the nightmare is real. Every night, 7 and 8 years old kids can be abducted by rebel soldiers. Once taken, the little boys may be forced to fight, burn their village houses and even kill their own parents or siblings. The little girls may be raped and forced to serve as “wives” to the rebels...

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Lock ‘N Load

Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey is a militainment television program on The History Channel that discusses the development of military weaponry throughout the centuries. It is hosted by R. Lee Ermey. In a typical episode, Ermey focuses on one specific type of weapon or weapon system, presenting key advancements in its technology and demonstrating their use with the help of experts. In a holdover from his duties hosting Mail Call on the History Channel, he frequently adds humor in the form of light-hearted drill instructor haranguing aimed at the viewer. He also displays an eagerness to...

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Sniper: Inside The Crosshairs

The deadliest weapon on the battlefield is neither bullet nor gun; it's the lone sniper. Journey inside the science and psychology behind the greatest shots in military history, through the scope of the world's most extreme marksmen. Deconstruct the missions, ranging from Vietnam to Iraq to Afghanistan, presented by the men who were there and pulled the trigger. For the first time on American television Canadian sniper Robert Furlong, tells the story of his history-making shot in Afghanistan - striking a Taliban fighter from 1.5 miles away. Ballistics... Tactics... Weaponry... Stalking......

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Body of War

Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine - wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is Tomas' coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it's like inside the...

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Life and Death in the War Zone

Medical personnel more accustomed to treating patients than handling weapons prepare to head to Iraq. The 21st CSH ("cash"), or Combat Support Hospital, sets up a full-service mobile hospital at an airbase in Balad, northwest of Baghdad.  The first patients, both American and Iraqi soldiers, are treated for battle wounds. With their own health-care system in disarray, Iraqis turn to the U.S. military for help. Doctors dedicated to healing the sick must turn away some Iraqi patients. As her mother looks on, doctors of the 10th CSH struggle to save an injured and badly malnourished...

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Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

Join documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed) in assessing the damage done to average Americans when corporations decide to wage war. For critics of the current administration, the connection between the war in Iraq and the private corporations who profit from the fighting is plain to see.. For those who may not be so easily convinced, however, Greenwald and company not only explore the questionable motivations of the corporate decision-makers whose wartime profiteering has affected the lives of countless soldiers and their families, but also...

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