Category “War”

WWII in HD EP8/10

Episode 8: Glory and Guts The Marine assault on Iwo Jima brings horror and glory. Pilot Bert Stiles engages a German fighter with disastrous consequences. Reinforcements arrive in Europe to push the Allies toward...

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WWII in HD EP7/10

Episode 7: Striking Distance American forces storm the Philippines while Shelby Westbrook is shot down over Europe. Jack Yusen battles the dangers of the deep when his ship is sunk after a heroic...

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WWII in HD EP6/10

Episode 6: Point of No Return The Allies race toward Germany as American Marines battle for ground on Peleliu and across the bloody...

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WWII in HD EP5/10

Episode 5: Day of Days The Allies are bogged down in Normandy’s hedgerows in the aftermath of D-Day, while on Saipan, victory turns to...

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WWII in HD EP4/10

Episode 4: Battle Stations The Allies lay plans for the invasion of France; Bert Stiles and the 8th Air Force attempt to clear the skies over Normandy, while the Pacific remains a quagmire. D-Day...

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WWII in HD EP3/10

Episode 3: Bloody Resolve The Marines assault Tarawa in one of the bloodiest battles yet waged. MacArthur island-hops and Italy’s front lines claim a...

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WWII in HD EP2/10

Episode 2: Hard Way Back The Allies take on the daunting forces of the Axis, with victory far from certain. Charles Scheffel battles Rommel’s forces in Tunisia and Jack Werner faces bitter combat in the northern...

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WWII in HD EP1/10

Episode 1: Darkness Falls As Europe falls under Nazi control, America is unprepared for war and the attack on Pearl Harbor. The first bloody battles are fought on Guadalcanal and in North...

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Hollywood and The War Machine

Empire examines the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry and the military-industrial complex. War is hell, but for Hollywood it has been a Godsend, providing the perfect dramatic setting against which courageous heroes win the hearts and minds of the movie going public. The Pentagon recognises the power of these celluloid dreams and encourages Hollywood to create heroic myths; to rewrite history to suit its own strategy and as a recruiting tool to provide a steady flow of willing young patriots for its wars. What does Hollywood get out of this 'deal with the devil'?...

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