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Fighting Gaddafi

Paul Kenyon tells the story of the country's failing popular uprising, revealing the regime's alleged war crimes and uncovering how the Libyan military fired on seemingly unarmed protesters. He also tracks down the man accused of ordering the shooting - Colonel's Gaddafi's son Saadi.

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Kosovo: Can You Imagine?

From the author: Kosovo: Can You Imagine? is a documentary film by Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski, about the Serbs that live in Kosovo and the lack of human rights that they have today, in the 21st century. Most of the Kosovo Serbs have been ethnically cleansed by the Albanians who make up the majority of Kosovo. Kosovo has been under UN administration since 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia fo

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Doctors of Death

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Doctors of Death

In the 1930s, Japan’s notorious Unit 731 carried out brutal experiments on the population of recently-invaded Manchuria. Whole villages and towns were deliberately infected with plague, and sufferers were dissected alive. Prisoners of war were shot and operated on without anaesthetic so army doctors could practise field surgery. In World War II Germany, concentration camp doctors like Josef Men

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World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, historian Professor David Reynolds re-assesses Stalin’s role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which, he argues, was ultimately more critical for British survival than ‘Our Finest Hour’ in the Battle of Britain itself. The name Stalin means ‘man of steel’, but Reynolds’s pene

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Our War: 10 Years in Afghanistan

Series marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, telling the story of the conflict through the words and pictures of the young soldiers themselves. Ambushed – This opening part of the series tells the story of a close-knit group of friends from 3 Platoon, 1st Battalion Royal Anglian regiment, who were sent to Helmand province in 2007. For most of them it was their first experi

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Nightmare in Manchuria

Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II. It was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes carried out by Japanese personnel. Unit 731 was the code name of an Imperial Japanese Army unit officially known

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Hitler’s British Girl

On September 3rd 1939, 25-year-old English aristocrat Unity Mitford walked into a Munich park and shot herself in the head. Distraught at the prospect of England declaring war on her beloved Fuhrer, Britain’s most notorious Nazi sympathiser seemed determined to make the ultimate act of fanatical devotion. Featuring original testimony and with the release of secret documents from the Home Office

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Killing Hitler

A drama-documentary about ‘Operation Foxley’, which was a 1944 British plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler, made by the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Although detailed plans were prepared, no attempt was made to carry out the plan. Historians believe the most likely date for an attempt would have been July 13–14 of 1944, during one of Hitler’s visits to the Berghof

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Dealers in Death

Filmed in 1935, “Dealers in Death” documentary film offers a contemporary view of the most important makers of armaments in the world at that time. It uses a case-history format to explore the activities of these companies, which is augments by newsreel footage that shows preparation for war and a look at wars of the past. It also includes predictions about what future wars could encompass, all th

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