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Shot At Dawn

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Shot At Dawn

Over a million British and Commonwealth soldiers lost their lives in World War I, they left behind families and friends who though devastated by their loss could mourn them with pride as they were after all good men who died honourably fighting for their country, their sacrifice would never be forgotten. But the sacrifice of others has been forgotten though they died as soldiers on the killing

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The Fight Against Islamic State

Emile Ghessen is a former British Royal Marine Commando who served in the military for 12 years, over these years he was exposed to extensive action in Iraq and Afghanistan. However his father is from Syria and came to the United Kingdom in the 1970's but the majority of his family still live in Syria, because of this Ghessen is very much concerned with their well being due to the ongoing civil wa

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Osama Bin Laden: Up Close and Personal

Osama Bin Laden, the man who ordered the 9/11 attacks on America some how managed to evade capture for 10 years after being made public enemy no. 1. Found in Pakistan, a place no one expected him to be, he was killed on 2nd May, 2011. During this operation the Americans found private papers which revealed what life was like for Osama whilst on the run from the worlds most powerful army. The pap

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Warlords

Warlords

On July 6th 1940 in Berlin Adolf Hitler celebrated his victory in Europe, his army chief called him the greatest warlord in history. From Moscow Hitlers collaborator, the Russian leader Joseph Stalin sent his congratulations. In London the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was isolated and the American President Franklin Roosevelt stood aloof. In the coming five years everything in the r

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Stories of the Kosovo War

In late February of 1998 conflict erupted in Kosovo between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia forces and the Kosovo Albanian rebel group known as the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) whom had air support provided by NATO. This conflict lasted until 11 June 1999. A study carried out estimated that the population has suffered 12,000 deaths. In this film we hear from the son of two Albanian immigrant

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War Waste: A Ticking Bomb

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War Waste: A Ticking Bomb

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia lies along one of the main Atlantic shipping routes between North America and Europe. It was a key strategic location for the allies during both World Wars. Ships here were loaded with vast amounts of munitions, upon returning from the war many of these ships ditched any extra munitions they had right into the water. Even today these World War II era munitio

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The Fallen of World War II

Okay so this one is not so much your typical documentary but instead a really interesting short piece by Neil Halloran. It is an animated data-driven short film which is all about war and peace. The Fallen of World War II is a near 19 minute examination of the human cost of the second World War, comparing the numbers lost in this war to other such conflicts, including recent ones. This unique v

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The Ruins of Raqqa

Back in 2014, Raqqa became the informal capital of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate. Many hundreds of civilians died in the battle to liberate the city and it now lies in ruins. Upon entering the city, there is an eerie calm and breathtaking destruction as far as the eye can see. A-once thriving city of 260,000 people reduced to rubble by US led airstrikes, it's hard to imagine it

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The Fall of Milosevic

The Fall of Milosevic

Slobodan Milošević, former president of Yugoslavia and Serbia was the first head of state to be tried by an international court for war crimes and genocide. Milosevic had driven whole communities from their homelands to make way for their fellow Serbs, his forces had murdered thousands of civilians and the wars he provoked launched the term 'Ethnic Cleansing' and they tore Yugoslavia apart. Fir

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