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1st Lieutenant Clark Gable (yes, that Clark Gable) provides the voice-over for this World War II US Army Airforces Film that tells the story of the 351st Bombardment Group AAF. Amongst remarkable footage taken from the combat planes in action, the documentary provides a rare portrait of the planes and the men who flew them.
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.
Steven Spielberg's epic Holocaust drama won seven Oscars, including statuettes for Best Picture and Director.
Oskar Schindler is a Nazi Party member out to profit from the war. The local Jewish population provide a ready source of cheap labour for his factory, but Oskar's mercenary instincts become coupled with more altruistic ones when he discovers that the Jews he does not employ are likely to be sent to concentration camps.
From then on, he attempts to save as many Jews from imprisonment as possible, whilst keeping on the right side of the Nazi authorities.
"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.
Narrated by Robert Powell, this is the third in a series of documentaries covering all the major wars of the 20th Century. Over four episodes, this volume looks at the rise of the Axis powers in the 1920s and 1930s, and the march to war in 1939. Episodes are 'Enter the Dictators: 1920-1935', 'The War Clouds Gather: 1935-1939', 'Blitzkreig: 1939-1940' and 'Britain Stands Alone: 1940-1941'.
Six personal recollections from those who actually took part in some of World War II's most momentous events, including the evacuation of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and The Blitz.
German-occupied Norway 1942: physics professor Dr Pederson and underground leader Straud must convince British Intelligence that the Nazis are planning to build the A-bomb.
The Norse Hydro Plant at Telemark is central to enemy strategy and the Allies decide to send in a task force to destroy it.
Legendary action director Anthony Mann tells the story of nine courageous and indomitable Norwegians, without whom the Second World War may have had a very different outcome.
This film is dedicated to the men and women of Norway whose bravery prevented Nazi Germany from getting the Atomic Bomb.
As seen on the BBC, The Gathering Storm is a critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning look at the nation's greatest Briton, Sir Winston Churchill's life, in the years preceding World War II.
The mid-1930's found Churchill out of favour and struggling to make his robust voice heard. Wrestling with his own personal demons - a dark depression, the loss of his family fortune, and the temporary absence of his devoted wife Clemmie - a lonely but defiant Churchill attempts to warn the world of the impending threat from Hitler's Germany.
But will the world listen?
Commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Sergei Eisenstein's film uses montage and a documentary style to present the events of the Bolshevik uprising in 1917. The resulting footage has often been mistaken for genuine newsreel, although some 1917 footage (shot by Esther Shub) was incorporated.
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.
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.
Collection of four WWII films. In 'Operation Amsterdam' (1959), a team of British experts are sent into Holland to secure valuable diamonds. It is May 1940 and the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands has begun. British Army Major Dillon (Tony Britton) heads into Holland with diamond experts Walter (Alexander Knox) and Jan (Peter Finch) on a mission to gather diamonds from Amsterdam dealers. Finding help from the suicidal Anna (Eva Bartok) along the way, the three must battle against time, mistrustful Dutch natives and the threat of German spies to secure their precious cargo. 'Theirs is the Glory' (1946), is a fictional recreation of the Battle of Arnhem featuring performances from soldiers who fought in the actual battle. The Battle occurred in September 1944, when British and American forces led by Field Marshall Montgomery attempted to cross the Rhine and establish a presence in Holland. The ensuing fighting was frantic and chaotic and gave rise to the popular movie 'A Bridge Too Far'. This earlier effort, filmed little more than a year after the battle itself and featuring men such as Stanley Maxted and Thomas Scullion who actually participated in the conflict, provides a dramatic and hard-hitting insight into the experience of war. In 'Conspiracy of Hearts' (1960), a convent of nuns are seeking to rescue Jewish children from an interment camp in WWII Italy. The nuns and their priest, Father Desmaines (Michael Goodliffe), see it as their Christian duty to do what they can to save the children from the horror of the camp. Thanks to the generosity of the facility's commanding officer, Major Vittorio Spoletti (Ronald Lewis), who turns a blind eye, the enterprise hasn't been too dangerous so far. However, when the Germans, led by Colonel Erich Horsten (Albert Lieven), begin taking a greater interest, both Spoletti and the nuns find themselves in grave danger. In 'Seven Thunders' (1957), Dave (Stephen Boyd) and Jim (Tony Wright) are British soldiers who escape from an Italian POW camp. They are smuggled into Marseilles, where Dave falls in love with orphan waif Lisa. The men then meet Dr Martout (James Robertson Justice), who is to organise their escape from France. However, Dave and Jim object to Martout's vicious methods, and find themselves forced to outwit both him and the Nazis.
Period-piece documentary originally made for the 1939 New York World's Fair ('The World of Tomorrow'), with a newly-recorded music score by Aaron Copland. The film, scripted by city planner Lewis Mumford, advocates the benefits of garden city planning and presents suburbia as an idyllic alternative to gritty urban life.
The first two seasons of the Military History show that combines archive footage with CGI graphics to recreate famous aerial battles from inside the cockpit. Season 1 episodes are: 'MiG Alley', 'Air Ambush', 'Flying Tigers', 'Guadalcanal', 'Hell Over Hanoi', 'The Zero Killers', 'The Last Gunfighter', 'Death of the Japanese Navy', 'Hunt for the Bismark', 'Long Odds' and 'Dogfights in the Middle East'. Season 2 episodes are: 'Kamikaze', 'Jet vs Jet', 'Thunderbolt', 'Gun Kills of Vietnam', 'Desert Aces', 'The First Dogfighters', 'Luftwaffe's Deadliest Mission', 'No Room for Error', 'Night Fighters', 'The Bloodiest Day', 'P-51 Mustang', 'Dogfights of Desert Storm', 'Tuskegee Airmen', 'MiG Killers of the Midway', 'Supersonic', 'Dead of the Luftwaffe', 'Secret Weapons' and 'Dogfights of the Future'.
Four films examining the most sophisticated aircraft of World War II. Films are: 'Secret Allied Aircaft of World War II', 'Secret Luftwaffe Aircaft of World War II', 'Secret Russian Aircaft of World War II' and 'Secret Japanese Aircaft of World War II'.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission.
In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
(Winner of 3 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing. Also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Make-Up & Hairstyling, Best Musical Score, Best Sound Editing)
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