Category “War”

Britain’s Secret Death Squad

BBC's Panorama set about investigating the story of a secret British army unit set up to deal with any enemies of the state, on the streets of the United Kingdom, primarily Northern Ireland during the 1970's. Through a series of interviews with admitted members of the MRF or rather "The Military Reaction Force" Panorama reveals facts that support the claims of unlawful activities being carried out by this force, including drive-by shootings on unarmed civilians mistaken for IRA...

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Churchill’s First World War

On becoming Prime Minister in 1940, Winston Churchill said that all his past life had been preparation for a moment of destiny, but no chapter had prepared him more than the First World War. In 1914 he had felt the same call of destiny and glory but would experience humiliation and disgrace. In early 1916 he was an infantry officer serving in the trenches, where his battle to clear his name and regain war command began. The story of his fall and rise can be told largely in his own words, for Churchill confided all to his young wife in an intimate...

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PQ17 An Arctic Convoy Disaster

Man has fought wars in many terrible places over the centuries, but never has he fought in a place as terrible as this, this is the place where the men who ran the second world war arctic convoys went to work, among not only the German, submarines and planes but nature at her most brutal. One hundred mile an hour winds, mountainous waves, Icebergs and temperatures down to minus 60 degrees celsius. It was a terrible place to live and a terrible place to die. Throughout the second world war their where many arctic convoys but in the documentary presented by Jeremy Clarkson the focus is on just...

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Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget

Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget is the second film in the Deceptions Trilogy. We featured the first film "Deceptions" on our site a while back and it received quite a positive feedback. Lest We Forget by Chris Pratt is another hard hitting addition to the series that presents us with some uncomfortable truths about the society we live...

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The World’s Deadliest Arms Race

Taliban videos of roadside bomb attacks on coalition vehicles in Afghanistan broadcast on an Al Qaeda network, these videos display images of a ground troops worst fear coming true, being hit by an IED or improvised explosive. The problem with these devices are the fact that they are difficult to detect and the simpler the device the harder detection becomes. 60% of all casualties come from IED's alone. This documentary examines the effects these explosive devices are having on the troops situated in...

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Secret Pakistan: Double Cross

This 2 part documentary by the BBC examines the claims that Pakistan deceived the United States for a decade, since 9/11 in the fight against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. As told by senior intelligent officials, diplomats and Taliban members, ‘Secret Pakistan’ investigates how and why Pakistan and the ISI (Pakistan’s Intelligent Services) supported the Taliban even though publicly, Pakistan was considered one of America’s most important allies. Part 1 of the documentary titled ‘Double Cross’ starts with the events right after 9/11 and the first US bombings of Afghanistan....

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The Secret War On Terror

For ten years western intelligence has fought a secret war against Al Qaeda, the most deadly and sophisticated terrorist organization the world has ever faced. In the decades since 9/11 the west has employed unprecedented and controversial methods, drone attacks, secret prisons and torture. Peter Taylor the filmmaker has reported on terrorist conflicts for almost forty years and in his words, never has the west felt more threatened and never has the west hit back with such force. In this documentary he investigates whether the secret war has made us all safer. He talks to intelligence chiefs...

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Colombia: Caught in Crossfire

Romeo Langlois an international reporter travelled to Colombia to accompany and document soldiers on a routine anti-narcotics operation when the patrol happened to encounter a group of armed FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels. This is the story of the whole ordeal and how the Colombian soldiers set up a defense perimeter which ultimately saved the journalists...

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World War II Snipers

By the end of the second world war the place of the sniper in modern warfare had been firmly established. Sniper fire produced more fear and confusion amongst soldiers on the ground than any other type of fire, such fear was well founded. The snipers rifle could kill more men, more selectively with less ammunition and less risk of detection than any other weapon and yet the importance of sniping was not generally recognized at the start of the war. In 1939 the use of snipers was not a new idea, as far back as the American War of Independence the british had hired German marksmen to strengthen...

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