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An historical look at one of the most famous wars of the 19th Century which involved Russia against Britain, France, Turkey and Sardinia. Many soldiers were killed in battle and many others were ravaged by disease. The war featured Cardigan's famous Charge of the Light Brigade disaster and Florence Nightingale, noted for her efforts to help the sick and the wounded. With over 1500 illustrations.
One of the series of American propaganda films commissioned by the US government and directed by Frank Capra to present the Allied case for war to newly enlisted American soldiers. This volume introduces the tactics and structure of the German army, explaining how they were able to achieve so many staggering victories in the early years of the war.
Hitler's plan to loot a treasure-laden Greek island is under way. A prison camp is built where the inmates dig up priceless art under the eye of the Austrian commandant Major Otto Hecht.
Zeno, the island's resistance leader and Eleana scheme to defeat the occupiers. Leading a group of freedom fighters, they clash with the Nazis as they try to save the condemned prisoners and the treasure hidden in the mountaintop monastery.
A thrilling 360 view of the WWII battles.
For nearly a decade, the legendary World War II aircraft carrier USS Enterprise held a pivotal place on the turbulent seas of war, engaging in some of the fiercest multi-front battles ever witnessed in modern combat. The only carrier to be front and centre in every major sea conflict in the Pacific, the Enterprise and her crews battles were marked by intense firepower, instinct and a 360-coordination between the ship, the destroyers, the aircraft above and the submarines below. In each of ten episodes, and using incredible CGI visualisations, Battle 360 follows the Enterprise and its men through the conflicts of WWII as they fight off the enemy from the air, the sea and underwater.
Call to Duty - For Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise, destined to become the most decorated ship of World War II, the Pacific War begins on 7 December, 1941. Returning from a Top Secret Mission, her air groups fly right into the attack on Pearl Harbour. During the early weeks of World War II, as America suffers one defeat after another, Enterprise is one of the few shining lights as she sinks enemy submarines, hits the Japanese Navy in the Marshall Islands and supports the famous Doolittle Raid.
Vengeance at Midway - Destined to become the most decorated ship of World War II, USS Enterprise and sister carriers Yorktown and Hornet turn the tide of the Pacific War. In just a few violent days in the waters off Midway Island, the American carrier fleet pulverizes the Imperial Japanese Navy. Enterprise helps secure one of America's first victories in World War II.
Jaws of the Enemy - In the summer of 1942, the American Navy is on the offensive and the first strike is in the Solomon Islands, north of Australia. USS Enterprise supports the first American invasion of World War II as U.S. Marines storm ashore at Guadalcanal. The Japanese strike back with a vengeance and in a hellish slugfest the Enterprise suffers her worst battle damage yet.
Bloody Santa Cruz - Part two of the deadly saga of the Solomons plays out at the Santa Cruz Islands. In one terrible day of vicious combat, Enterprise loses her sister ship USS Hornet and suffers dozens of casualties as bombs nail her flight deck. When the smoke clears, Enterprise is the only American carrier left in the Pacific. For the U.S. Navy at Santa Cruz, survival becomes the ultimate battle.
Enterprise vs.Japan - November 1942. For the crew aboard USS Enterprise, the war has never been more personal. Enterprise is the only battle-ready American carrier left in the Pacific, and she and her crew are all that stand in the way of the Japanese. When the Imperial Navy tries to retake Guadalcanal, it's Enterprise that sends their transports and destroyers to a watery grave in Iron Bottom Sound.
The Grey Ghost - The Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise was the most decorated ship of World War II. Enterprise was the first ship to receive the Presidential Unit Citation, the highest award any American vessel can achieve. Watch as she is refitted with new technology and returns to taunt the enemy. The first night air operations ever launched from a carrier are flown from the decks of Enterprise during the bloody Gilbert invasion.
Hammer of Hell - In 1944 the USS Enterprise and the Carrier Task Forces push on through the Pacific and hammer the enemy bases at Kwajalien and Truk Lagoon. The Japanese make a desperate stand in the Marshall Islands. From the Marshalls, Enterprise sets a course for New Guinea and supports the invasion of Hollandia during Operation Persecution.
D-Day in the Pacific - While the Allies storm France, American forces hit Saipan in the Marianas Island. The Enterprise supports one of the largest and most deadly battles of the Pacific War. Enterprise and her sister carriers nearly wipe out Japanese Naval Airpower in the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" and devastate enemy surface forces in the Philippine Sea. It is one of the greatest carrier battles of the war and contributed to the Aircraft Carrier becoming one of the most decorated ships of World War II.
Battle of Leyte Gulf - USS Enterprise and her escort ships and submarines engage in the largest sea battle ever. In a series of ferocious surface and air firefights, the Japanese Navy is totally eviscerated in the last great naval engagement in world history. With the enemy fleet in chaos, Enterprise and the American carrier force clear the way for an American invasion of the Philippines and set the course for the road to Tokyo.
The Empires Last Stand - In the winter of 1945, Enterprise hits Luzon, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and Iwo Jima. The Big E also unleashes a brand new night air-group from her flight deck. But as the US Navy closes in on Okinawa and the Japanese homeland, the Empire unleashes a hellish weapon - the Kamikaze. Sailors and Marines on Enterprise now face the horror of deadly suicide attackers as the Allies tighten the grip on Japan and secure victory in the Pacific.
This Academy Award nominated film is set in 1942 and was Terrence Malick's first film for twenty years. As US soldiers land on the island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese, the job of venturing into the jungle falls to the 'C for Charlie' company and the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp. The war takes a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death.
John Sturges' adaptation of Jack Higgins' semi-factual novel using an all-star cast. In 1943, a group of Nazi soldiers parachute into Norfolk and infiltrate a small village near the holiday retreat of Winston Churchill. Their plan is to assassinate the British Prime Minister but the villagers are not without initiative and, as their plans get protracted, they find themselves facing moral and practical dilemmas.
Collection of films set during World War II. In 'D-Day, the Sixth of June' (1956) a British and an American soldier (Robert Taylor and Richard Todd), both in love with the same woman (Dana Wynter), are travelling to Normandy in 1944. Both fully aware of the dangers of the impending invasion, they stave off fear by reminiscing about their romances. 'The Longest Day' (1962) sees an all-star international cast re-tell the events of the Allied Landings in Normandy in 1944. John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda head the cast. 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) is Richard Attenborough's account of the failed 1944 Arnhem assault. Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Robert Redford and Sean Connery are among those battling against insurmountable odds to secure one of the bridges essential to the Allied advance into Germany. The life and times of America's most famous modern general, George Patton (George C. Scott), are recreated in 'Patton' (1970), a biographical drama which focuses on his controversial exploits during the Second World War. Guy Hamilton's classic war film 'Battle of Britain' (1969) looks at how England defended itself from the German aerial onslaught in the summer of 1940. Laurence Olivier plays Sir Hugh Dowding, the chief air marshal whose fleet outmanoeuvre the Luftwaffe, despite a numerical disadvantage. George Segal and Robert Vaughn star in John Guillermin's 'The Bridge at Remagen' (1969), telling the story of the day that the Nazis blew up the last remaining bridge over the Rhine, leaving their own men stranded on the wrong side. In 'Attack' (1956), a group of American soldiers find themselves trapped by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. The situation reaches a crisis point when their cowardly and indecisive captain (Eddie Albert) eventually flips into sheer panic. 'Von Ryan's Express' (1965) tells the story of US pilot Colonel Joseph Ryan (Frank Sinatra) who is shot down and placed in a German POW camp. Although Joseph is more concerned with his own survival than actually breaking free from the camp, he unpredictably gets chosen as leader of a daring escape attempt, facing many hazards along the way.
War drama starring Mira Sorvino and Gabriel Byrne. At the height of World War II, English journalist Kate Davis (Sorvino) becomes trapped within the besieged city of Leningrad. Separated from her lover, writer Philip Parker (Byrne), and presumed dead, Kate is rescued by Nina Tsvetkova (Olga Sutulova), a female member of the Leningrad militia. Joining forces with a makeshift band of survivors in the famished city, the two women battle to stay alive throughout the devastating 800-day siege.
World War Two drama starring James Mason. When four intelligence officers arrive in occupied France on a mission to determine the strength of the German forces, they know full well that they are on a suicide mission. But once they penetrate the Nazi headquarters, can they survive long enough to get their information to the British troops? Roland Culver, Michael Wilding and Hugh Williams co-star.
World War Two drama starring Gregory Peck as a Canadian pilot who is struggling to overcome the recent death of his wife in the Blitz. Squadron Leader Bill Forrester (Peck) finds himself marooned in the Burmese jungle with his badly injured navigator (Lyndon Brook) and severely traumatised passenger (Maurice Denham) after being shot down by a Japanese fighter. With the help of beautiful Burmese native Anna (Win Min Than), the trio battle to get out of the remote and hostile jungle alive.
Wartime drama co-written and directed by Vernon Sewell and Gordon Wellesley. During the Nazi's early occupation of Holland, they seize the country's largest shipyard hoping to turn it into a production line for their U-boats. The shipyard's owner, Jaap Van Leyden (Ralph Richardson), is ordered by German enforcer Von Schiffer (Esmond Knight) to collaborate and help with U-boat production. But unbeknown to the Gestapo, Van Leyden is in fact a hero of the local resistance, and sets in motion a covert plan to strike back against the Nazi's production line. Googie Withers co-stars as Jaap's wife Helène.
War drama starring Michael Caine. During World War II Captain Douglas (Caine) is sent to North Africa to lead a small group of mercenaries into the desert to knock out an enemy fuel reserve. However, there is friction between the Captain, veteran Colonel Masters (Nigel Green) and Cyril Leech (Nigel Davenport), head of the hired mercenaries, as they disagree on how to successfully carry out the mission. Things go from bad to worse when they find out that their assignment is a booby-trapped suicide mission, which threatens to end in pointless bloodshed.
Trilogy of war dramas from film-maker Ryan Little. In 'Saints and Soldiers' (2003), set in Belgium in December 1944, German troops open fire on unarmed American prisoners of war and provoke the historic Malmedy Massacre. Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines discover a stranded RAF 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. The prequel 'Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed' (2012) follows the journey of a group of airborne infantry soldiers who are parachuted into occupied France in 1944. The Parachute Regimental Combat Team jumped into the south of France on the 15th of August 1944, landing behind enemy lines. The men's mission was to help clear a path for the main bulk of British and US soldiers advancing towards Berlin. However, landing in occupied territory is always a dangerous business and the soldiers soon find themselves fighting in close combat with German troops and teaming up with members of the French resistance who seek their help. The third film 'Saints and Soldiers: The Void' (2014) is set during the final stages of the Second World War in Germany where a group of American troops must try to overcome racial barriers in order to defeat the Nazi's. Despite their reluctance, the predominantly white American crew are forced to turn to the expericenced African American SGT Jesse Owens (K. Danor Gerald). However, their faith is put to the test when war escalates and tension rises, with hundreds of lives at stake.
Seth Gabel and Shad Moss star in this war drama written and directed by Michael Connors. Executive Officer First Lieutenant Danny Selfton (Gabel) is transferred to a non-deploying unit due to his father's high profile political power. When his fellow soldier and friend Combat Medic Reyes (Moss) gets his reassignment request denied after receiving news that his son has been diagnosed with lung cancer, Selfton sees an opportunity to help him escape and become a worthwhile member of the squad.
Paul Greengrass directs this Iraq war thriller loosely based on the book 'Imperial Life in the Emerald City' by Washington Post journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Matt Damon stars as Chief Army Warrant Officer Roy Miller, a specialist soldier who joins forces with Wall Street reporter Lawrie Dayne (Amy Ryan) to expose the hotbed of covert and faulty intelligence surrounding the search for Iraq's cache of weapons of mass destruction. Greg Kinnear and Brendan Gleeson co-star.
Collection of US War Department documentaries about the Pacific War. The films comprise: 'The Price of Rendova', 'Report from the Aleutians', 'With the Marines at Tarawa', 'US Navy Blasts the Marshall Islands' and 'Action at Angaur'.
The classic legend of honor and betrayal has been astonishingly re-imagined in this exhilarating action thriller that wields a profound relevance for today.
Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared and revered Roman General, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome.
The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to exact his revenge -- and determine his destiny.
War drama based on the true story of the formation of the special elite 30 Commando Assault Unit by 'James Bond' author Ian Fleming in the Second World War. The film follows Corporal Rains (Danny Dyer) as he joins the newly-formed 30 AU led by Major Jones (Sean Bean). Rains and the rest of the unit are pushed to the limits of endurance as they train and prepare for their first top-secret mission: to parachute into occupied Norway and seize radar technology from the Germans which could decide the outcome of the war.
Collection of six war films. In 'Desert Commandos' (1967) a renegade band of five German commandos sets out across the African desert in an ambitious plot to assassinate the 'Big Three' Allied leaders - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin - as they prepare to meet at the Casablanca Conference at the height of the Second World War. In 'Minesweeper' (1943) US Navy deserter Lieutenant Richard Houston (Richard Arlen) decides to take a chance and re-enlist following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. To avoid being identified, he assumes the alias 'Jim Smith' and is assigned to duty aboard a minesweeper charged with keeping the waterways clear. Throughout the numerous dangerous missions that follow, he lives with the added constant fear that his true identity will be discovered. In 'Go for Broke!' (1951) Van Johnson stars as Lieutenant Michael Grayson, a tall blond Texan with a negative attitude about working with what he calls 'Japs': the unique 442nd Regimental Combat Team made up entirely of Japanese-American volunteers that he has been assigned to lead. However, Grayson's misgivings and prejudices gradually evaporate as he sees his soldiers' heroic dedication to service in spite of America being at war with Japan. In 'Ski Troop Attack' (1960) a small band of Allied soldiers becomes stranded behind enemy lines in a freezing German forest while trying to carry out its mission of blowing up a strategically important train bridge spanning two mountains. Travelling on skis, the men must now do all they can to avoid detection while trying to gather intelligence about the German advance. In 'Manila, Open City' (1968), as Allied Forces are nearing the defeat of the Japanese Army in Manila, the Japanese Empire's soldiers begin attacking innocent civilians. A brutal month-long battle ensues. 'Three Came Home' (1950) is based on a true story about the imprisonment of Agnes Newton Keith (Claudette Colbert) in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of World War Two. Agnes and her young son face many difficulties after being separated from her husband.
War drama based on the novel 'The Great Raid on Cabanatuan' by William B. Breuer. It stars Benjamin Bratt as Lt. Colonel Mucci, an offbeat military man who puts his faith in young Captain Prince (James Franco) to lead a dangerous mission to rescue 500 American POWs held prisoner by the Japanese. Among the men imprisoned in the camp are Joseph Fiennes as the ailing Major Gibson and Marton Csokas as Captain Redding, who is always trying to escape. Connie Nielsen adds romantic tension as a war widow smuggling much-needed medicine into the camp.
Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot and George Sanders star in this early 1940s war drama set in a tiny, isolated British outpost in East Africa. Officers at the outpost enlist the help of Zia (Tierney), a mysterious and exotic woman living among the natives, in their bid to fend off an impending onslaught from Nazi soldiers.
War film about two American troops (Richard Devon and Ron Kennedy) stranded on a South Pacific island. The only survivors after a battle with the Japanese, alone and with little food, the men begin to turn on one another. Will they be able to join forces to survive their perilous situation?
Wartime drama starring Eric Flynn, Petra Davies and Francis De Wolff. In the small French town of Mereux there is a great deal of unease when a German garrison is stationed there in 1940. The local men quickly form a resistance group and mount an attack which goes horribly wrong, resulting in two of their members being captured, tortured and publicly executed. One of the dead men was the brother of Maria (Petra Davies), who, after his death, vows to exact revenge on the German officer responsible and so decides to help the French Resistance any way she can.
Errol Flynn and Fred MacMurray star in this wartime aviation drama about the research trials which attempted to eliminate the dangerous phenomenon of pilot-blackout. The film, directed by Michael Curtiz ('Casablanca', 'Mildred Pierce'), was nominated for an Oscar for its camera work.
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