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Hitler’s Warriors: Manstein the Strategist
They used to call it the art of warfare. War as a game of strategy. Certain moves can be considered brilliant, like the French campaign, his greatest triumph. Some moves required brute force, such as the conquest of Crimea and Sevastopol, the world’s strongest fortress. “My most able general”, said Hitler, “is the most dangerous opponent” said the allies. A Prussian field marshal obsessed with duty, discernment, and obedience. Why wage war for a criminal? Why obedience to the very end? There is...
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Ground Zero: Syria
Ground Zero: Syria is a compiled photojournalist and videographer Robert King’s footage into a series of raw, largely unedited vignettes that present a snapshot of the ancient city as it crumbles and burns while its citizens are killed indiscriminately. Amid a fierce battle between Assad’s security forces and Free Syrian Army insurgents, fire swept through the old Souk of Aleppo, a historic covered market and World Heritage site. Rebel fighters and activists have reported that the blaze was sparked by...
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Australia’s Front Line
Taking viewers behind-the-scenes of Australia’s Immigration, Customs and Quarantine...
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The Business of War: SOFEX
SOFEX is where the world's leading generals come to buy everything from handguns to laser-guided missile systems. It stands for "Special Operations Forces Exhibition Conference" and it's essentially a trade-show where just about anyone with enough money can buy the most powerful weapons in the...
Posted in: Countries, War
Front Lines of the Libyan Revolution
VICE Founder Shane Smith takes you into the heart of the Libyan revolution, where the stakes are simple: victory or death. We head into rebel-controlled eastern Libya, traveling from the Egyptian border to Benghazi and then onto the front lines in Misrata to document the violent...
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Ending the Nuba Genocide
Ending the Nuba Genocide is a highly informative, thought provoking, and extremely moving documentary about the latest humanitarian disaster in Sudan. With a fine blend of interviews with survivors of the aerial and ground attacks against the Nuba Mountains, close-up views of bomb-ravaged villages and the harrowing living conditions that the Nuba Mountains people have been subjected to, this documentary is a must see for anyone who wants to begin to understand and appreciate the dire situation currently faced...
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Vietnam War: Battle of Con Thien
Con Thien (Tiếng Việt: Cồn Tiên, meaning the "Hill of Angels"), was a United States Marine Corps combat base located near the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone about 3 km from North Vietnam. It was the site of fierce fighting from February 1967 through February 1968. On 27 February 1967, in response to Marine artillery fire into and the area north of the DMZ (Operation Highrise) NVA mortar, rocket and artillery fire hit Con Thien and Gio Linh[3]. On 20 March, NVA began shelling Con Thien and Gio Linh which...
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The Invisible War
The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands. Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crimes against them and...
Posted in: News & Politics, War
The Peacewalker
Ashin Sopaka is a Burmese exile. The military government has taken away his political status and his right to express himself. But they haven’t taken his right to walk. Ashin is a Peacewalker. Following in the spirit of Gandhi’s peaceful protests, Ashin has encouraged people from all over the world to walk in the name of peace and freedom. In 2007, he started a Peacewalk that would span the length of Thailand. During the walk, Ashin and his followers were continuously harassed and threatened by military...