Category “War”

Israel Started It All

The Middle East was a battlefield for most of the 20th century, but one of the hardest fought wars of all was in 1973 when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against on Israel on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. For three weeks the battle swung violently from side to side it brought each in sight of victory and defeat and it brought the superpowers America and the Soviet Union close to a nuclear showdown. The Israelis where in no doubt they were fighting for their countries very survival. In this program reporter Peter Snow reveals how Arab and Israeli commanders astonished each...

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Kids with Guns: UK’s Army Cadet Force

VICE releases a new episode to their on going series "Rule Britannia", the film follows United Kingdom's Army Cadet Force to get an inside view of how the Army trains and recruits young kids to join the Cadets, that's over 46,000 members, all of whom are within the ages of 12 to 18. The Cadets have about 1,700 detachments set up all around the country, with the main goal of training these kids, teaching them discipline and...

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Princes of the Yen

Princes of Yen is a film based off of a book by Professor Richard Werner who was a researcher that visited the Bank of Japan during the 90's crash which saw the market fall by about 80% and house prices rise 84%. The film sets about revealing the real cause behind this and how once beaten in World War II it's society was molded to suit the plans of those in power, to which the citizens themselves were kept in the dark about. Using old footage and interviews of Richard Werner himself we are shown what really happened in Japan almost 25 years ago and what appears to be happening in Europe...

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The Iraq War

A few days after 9/11 Iraq's intelligence service received a secret message from a trusted emissary stating that America wanted to commit to the war on terror against Al-Qaeda. The deputy prime minster Tariq Aziz gave the order to tell America that Iraq would help fight Al-Qaeda. Saddam's answer was quite different as he felt that America wasn't the only country to suffer from terrorism and that the sanctions the UN apply to his country was a form of terror, killing far more in Iraq than died in 9/11. This film tells the inside story of a decade of war in Iraq, from the road to...

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The Architect

Vice News meets up with James Mitchell who was found to be the head of a program the United States set up in order to extract intelligence from captured "terrorists" via controversial forms of interrogation, i.e. waterboarding. According to news reports Mitchell personally waterboarded the so-called 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, this is his first ever public interview. Mitchell has in fact signed a non-disclosure agreement with the CIA and therefore cannot speak on his apparent role in the CIA's enhanced interrogation program but he does speak on a report the Senate...

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Putin’s Gamble

In this Panorama film, they set about confronting Vladimir Putin as he stands accused of launching an undeclared war against Ukraine. This particular outbreak of war has been simmering for a long time, many Ukrainians wanted to move closer to the West, violent protests followed but then in Kiev on February of 2014 the first shots were fired. In a single day 51 Ukrainians were gunned down by snipers who picked them off one by one. A new Pro Western government emerged, the Kremlin's response was to stir up rebellion in the...

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The Man Who Shot the Great War

There have been a selection of exceptional photographs discovered which have been described as "the photographic discovery of the century", the photographs themselves are of Western Front taken during the First World War. This film sets about examining these photos and tries to uncover the story of the Belfast soldier who captured them in 1915. This remarkable story reveals hows this soldiers experiences were to have an incredibly unexpected outcome years...

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Mein Kampf: The Story of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle), a book filled with hatred, it's last passage is this fanatical cry "A state that refuses racial contamination will inevitably dominate the world". This History Channel film explores Adolf Hiter who was born on April the 20th 1889 and who committed suicide on April the 30th 1945 asking questions such as how did this Austrian who seemed to come out of nowhere succeed in conquering Germany? and how did he manage to sow the seeds of such hatred and...

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D-Day’s Sunken Secrets

Off the coast of France an international team is exploring a hidden battlefield, looking for the secrets of how the greatest naval mission in history unfolded. Buried here is a treasure trove of ships, tanks and potentially unexploded mines, these are the wrecks of D-Day. June 6th 1944, for years Hitler had devastated Europe killing millions and now is the time for the allies to make their move but the odds were against them. Three years in the making this was the most epic struggle of the 2oth...

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