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Set in 1942 at the height of the second war, this is the story of Odette Marie Celine Churchill who, after an appeal, sends her holiday photos of the French Coast to the War office. Due to her unique qualifications, she is sent to France as a secret agent, and to join the resistance.
Derek Jarman's critically-acclaimed visual evocation of the original recording of Benjamin Britten's choral masterpiece which blended the Latin Mass of the Dead with the poignant poetry of British First World War poet, Wilfred Owen. Dramatised scenes, featuring performances from the likes of Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean and Laurence Olivier, are interwoven with cinematic, poetic images and harrowing archive footage which all serve to recreate the horrors of 20th century warfare.
The classic fighter planes of World War II remembered fondly by those who flew in them. The models featured are the Mustang P51D Moose, Mustang P51D VF-R, BF109G Black Six Messerschmitt and Spitfire Mk1X MH434.
Documentary about World War II which uses CGI to relive the conflict's most significant events from a satellite view.
War drama set in Belgium in December 1944.
When German troops open fire on unarmed American prisoners of war, they provoke the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Four soldiers, trapped behind enemy lines discover a stranded R.A.F. pilot who holds the key to German intelligence which could save thousands of American lives.
The five men must battle through the bitter Winter landscape, to smuggle their precious cargo from the clutches of the enemy.
Adapted from the classic novel 'The Tunnel Escape' by Eric Williams, this is the story of British POWs trying to escape from a Nazi camp through a tunnel underneath their exercise horse. As their huts are too far from the boundary, one of the officers decides to start a daily gymnastics session, close to the boundary, in order to make digging a tunnel a lot easier and less likely to arouse suspicion.
British troops are trying to get into enemy territory – a small Greek island that is home to two airfields from where the Luftwaffe are launching deadly air attacks on Allied troops in North Africa.
With the help of some Greek patriots, the soldiers set out to attack the airfields having first to navigate their way through the many enemy troops…
"I look forward to dictating the peace to the United States of America in the White House" Admiral Yamoto, Commander in Chief, Japanese Navy.
However the US Navy Intelligence Unit had cracked Japan's secret code and American warships intercepted the Japanese naval assault force on Midway Island. The Japanese force was a formidable one, 86 warships, including 4 aircraft carriers. Four times, American aircraft attacked the Japanese ships in vain, 65 aircraft being shot down. But the 5th attack, made with 54 dive-bombers during the morning of 5th June was successful.
Three of four Japanese Carriers, Akagi, Kaga and Soryu were sunk. That same afternoon the 4th Carrier, Hiryu, was destroyed, but not before her own aircraft had badly damaged the American Carrier Yorktown, which was sunk by a Japanese Submarine on June 6th.
The Battle of Midway was a disaster for the Japanese, losing 4 aircraft carriers, a cruiser, 352 aircraft and 3500 men where as America lost only 1 aircraft carrier, 1 destroyer, 150 aircraft and 305 men.
Acclaimed historian Laurence Rees wrote and produced this BBC series looking at the rise, and eventual fall, of Nazi Germany - and warns the modern world to never let it happen again. He expunges the myths surrounding the way the Third Reich came into being, how it ruled and how it treated its subjects. Using archive footage and revealing interviews this series builds up a complete picture of the era and draws some uncomfortable conclusions.
Oliver Stone's award winning film tells the story of a young innocent 19-year-old soldier, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who is thrown headfirst into the bloody Vietnam conflict. He is forced to fight not only the Viet Cong, but also his own fears and intense anger. As a result of not being able to make any progress against the enemy, the soldiers, led by the strict and unsympathetic Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), are forced to turn their anger and guns on each other. Barnes also has a personal battle with fellow officer Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who is the more understanding and compassionate of the two officers and helps Sheen to cope with his personal problems.
World War II submarine drama chronicling British efforts to destroy the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord. John Mills leads a stalwart British cast in this documentary-style film.
In the aftermath of the Gulf War, US soldiers Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg), Staff Sergeant Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) and Private Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze) discover an Iraqi map revealing the location of Saddam Hussein's hidden gold bullion. The men set out to appropriate the booty for themselves, but upon arrival at the village where it is buried become involved with the local rebels' battle with Hussein's troops.
Double bill of action adventures set during World War Two, directed by Brian G. Hutton and starring Clint Eastwood. In 'Kelly's Heroes' (1970), a group of soldiers led by Kelly (Eastwood) capture a German general in occupied France. He reveals the location of a bank housing 14,000 bars of Nazi gold, which Kelly and his men set out to steal. The only problem is that the bank lies 30 miles behind enemy lines. In 'Where Eagles Dare' (1968) seven Allied agents are selected to rescue an American general from the impenetrable German fortress Schloss Adler. In charge of the team is British Major Smith (Richard Burton), with American Lieutenant Schaffer (Eastwood) as second in command. Parachuting into the enemy territory in German uniforms, the squad discover one of their number dead on arrival and Smith suspects that he may have a traitor amongst his unit.
War drama in which a US deserter is taken in by a Borneo jungle tribe only to find that the tribe are threatened by his country's enemies as well. Learoyd (Nick Nolte) is sent to fight the Japanese in tough jungle conditions and deserts, only to end up in a POW camp anyway. Narrowly escaping death at the hands of a firing squad, he flees into the Borneo jungle where he is taken in by a tribe of natives called the Dayaks. The Dayaks grow to worship Learoyd due to certain physical characteristics they perceive as holy, and he is anointed king. When a British officer (Nigel Havers) seeks out this 'King' for help in defeating the Japanese, Learoyd remains reluctant to fight. However, as the relationship between the men grows stronger and the Japanese begin to threaten the Dayaks, Learoyd's warlike qualities come to the fore...
Timothy West stars as British prime minister Winston Churchill in this BBC drama focusing on the relationship with his generals during pivotal moments of the Second World War. Set in Churchill's Cabinet Office and War Rooms, the programme follows Britain's leader orchestrating the allied war effort alongside some of his influential appointments including Generals Montgomery (Ian Richardson) and Brooke (Eric Porter). Following America's decision to enter the conflict late in 1941, Churchill and his cabinet received the support of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Arthur Hill) and his trusted generals, Marshall (Joseph Cotten) and Eisenhower (Richard Dysart).
George Peppard and Deborah Raffin star in this made-for-TV war drama. During a rehearsal for the D-Day landings, a US Army Colonel, holding plans for the invasion, is captured by the Germans so the Allies send in Special Operations Executive officer Harry Martineau (Peppard) and nurse Sarah Drayton (Raffin) to rescue or eliminate him. Posing as SD Standartenführer Max Vogel and his French mistress, Martineau and Drayton are smuggled into France and make their way to Jersey where they hatch their plan to evacuate the captured officer.
Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth star in this five-part BBC mini-series set in an alternate past where Germany won the Second World War and the Nazis occupy Britain.
Based on Len Deighton's novel, SS-GB is set in 1941 and follows widowed Detective Superintendent Douglas Archer, of London's Metropolitan Police, as he begins investigating the suspected murder of an antique shop owner, who seems to have ties to the British resistance. It's not long before a German SS officer replaces Archer on the case but, despite his orders, he continues his investigations which lead him to American journalist Barbara Barga, who his boss Fritz Kellermann suspects is procuring American aid to defeat the Germans.
As he delves deeper into the mystery and uncovers bigger, more sinister plots, Archer finds himself questioning his loyalty to his commanders and his attitude towards the resistance.
Gary Ross directs this war drama inspired by the life of southern farmer Newton Knight, played by Matthew McConaughey. During the Civil War Knight flees from the battlefield after seeing the destruction of war when his son is killed and his wife and daughters are left starving and destitute. Gathering together other deserters, mainly poor farmers, Knight leads a rebellion against the Confederate Army and creates a free state. The cast also includes Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sean Bridgers.
History Channel documentary exploring the events of the 6th of June 1944, when over 150,000 Allied troops descended on the beaches of Normandy to commence the liberation of Europe. Through a blend of archive footage, interviews with soldiers who were part of the offensive and contributions from war historians, the programme aims to bring to life the events of that day.
Collection of documentaries exploring some of the key events and battles from the First World War. The documentaries included are: 'Concise History of WW1', Battle of the Somme/Gods of War', 'Gallipoli' and 'Anzacs'.
Steven Spielberg's Oscar winning, epic, World War 2 drama is set against the backdrop of the Normandy landings. A squad of American soldiers, led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks), receive top-level instructions to undertake an unusual mission: to rescue Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), whose three brothers have all been killed in action. As the soldiers forge deeper into enemy territory, they begin to question the sense of risking life and limb for the sake of one man.
Wartime drama with a musical score by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. As Hitler's Blitzkrieg sweeps across the Low Countries in 1940, a squadron of Belgian pilots takes temporary shelter on a Flemish Farm. There, wounded pilot Fernard Matagne (Philip Friend) is nursed by farmer's daughter Trescha (Jane Baxter), and the two fall in love. But their relationship is doomed as Hitler's occupying forces advance and the squadron is ordered to return to England.
Adaptation of Vera Brittain's autobiography. In 1913, Brittain (Alicia Vikander) is set to take up a place reading English at Somerville College, Oxford, but with the outbreak of the Great War and the enlisting of her fiancé (Kit Harrington) and brother Edward (Taron Egerton), she instead opts to sacrifice her studies and become a volunteer nurse, working at the Western Front. Here Brittain witnesses the harsh realities of war first hand, undergoing a series of horrific experiences which will have a lasting influence on her life.
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