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War! Vol. VI
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Another playlist of movies and tv shows dedicated to all things related to War, Warfare, Historical Battles, Docu-dramas, Documentaries and/or events that took place before, during & after. The serious drama as well as the humorous side


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Movie: Dara of Jasenovac ( 2021 )
The film is set in the Nazi-occupied Croatian Ustasha regime "NDH" in former Yugoslavia during WWII. The film is told through the experiences of a little girl named Dara who is sent as a child during the Holocaust in the Balkans to the infamous extermination camp complex Jasenovac, also known as "Balkan's Auschwitz", when it was ruled by sadistic camp commander Maks Luburic until the liberation. The film is the first modern WWII movie that takes place in or shows this NDH era camp.
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TV Show: Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury ( 2021 )
Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury is a six-part series that tells the story of one of the most controversial cities in history through six epic conflicts and rivalries that shaped and defined it. Narrated by Golden Globe-winning actor Ewan McGregor, the docuseries explores how a small arid town with no natural resources became a place of pilgrimage for three of the most prominent world religions. It investigates how three thousand years of conflicts have led directly to the struggles of today. Spanning from Biblical times to the Roman Empire to the Cold War and examining the stories of King David, Cleopatra, Saladin, T.E. Lawrence, and more, the series brings the "City of God" to life as never before. One City… 3,000 Years… Six Defining Battles…. Jerusalem.
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TV Show: Chain of Command ( 2018 )
Chain of Command is an intimate portrait of the war against violent extremism, and the men and women devoting their lives to it. With unprecedented access to the U.S. Armed Forces, Chain of Command inhabits the rarely-glimpsed innermost sanctums of the Pentagon, the front lines of battlefields across the world, and even the cockpit of a fighter jet on a mission.
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TV Show: Hitler's Last Stand ( 2018 )
Nazi diehard and fanatics fight to the last man to stop Allied forces from freeing Europe, keeping an unrelenting grip on the naval bases, citadels and fortresses of occupied Europe.
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TV Show: The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides of the Wire ( 2016 )
Historian Peter Barton explores the events of the Battle of the Somme.
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Movie: Exiled ( 2016 )
The final year of WWI. A German army surgeon Ulrich is sent to inspect a remote convalescent home for shell-shocked patients. The strange world he encounters in which reality appears more like fiction is quite challenging for his cold rational mind. His fruitless efforts to remodel the place and an unexpected attachment to a mysterious savage boy from the surrounding woods lead Ulrich to discover his one true self. Very soon this turned-out sanctuary will have to make its last stand against the approaching madness of the war.
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Movie: Chuzhaya voyna ( 2014 )
The Soldier tells us about the military operations taking place in the years 1965-1973 when a group of Soviet military operatives carried out the advisory support of North Vietnam as well as covert operations to capture the spoils (the enemy's new war technologies) It is the story of a soldier named Paul who was sent from Moscow military school in Vietnam where he discovers a traitor among his colleagues. However, through a turn of events, he becomes a traitor in the eyes of the commander, and he has to run from his comrades to complete the operation and prove that he is not guilty. Along the way, he joins forces with a North Vietnamese man and an escaped military pilot. The three men make a plan to leave the territory of Vietnam but the road to freedom is full of dangers and surprises. In the end, Paul finds the original traitor and destroys him but he still has to prove his innocence.
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Movie: Born of War ( 2014 )
In the late 1980's, Daphne, a young Englishwoman finds herself in over her head. Accused of the murder of a young boy from a tribal family at a time of war between the locals and foreign invaders, she fled for her life and a new identity. 2011; 20 years later. Min, a student, is living at home as she can't afford to move. One night her life is turned upside-down when, during a ng homer invasion, her parents are murdered and only herself and her younger sister survive. They're taken into protection, and the truth is revealed. Mina's mother, Daphne, had a secret. Not only had she been accused of murder back in 1988, but had an affair with the leader of the tribal family with whom she stayed. Mina is his daughter, and he wants her back.
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Movie: Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories ( 2007 )
It was one of the last major battles of WWII, fought on a tiny Pacific island only eight miles square. And when it was over, nearly 30,000 American and Japanese men were dead. Thousands more were wounded. This is the story of Iwo Jima, told entirely through the voices of American servicemen who survived the hell that was "Operation Detachment." Interviewed 50 years after the last shot on Iwo was fired, many of these brave men had never before spoken to anyone about their experiences on "Sulpher Island" -- a silence that haunted them for decades. Originally broadcast on PBS, Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories has been digitally remastered with added footage and photographs, including additional maps and archival film not previously available to the public. Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories remains a moving tribute to all of the men who suffered through this horrific campaign -- and the thousands who didn't come home.
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Movie: The Second Front ( 2005 )
In the midst of World War 2, intelligence services from England, Germany and Russia collided in a fierce fight for the mind of Nicky Raus, a genius German Jewish scientist who's developing a weapon of tremendous power. An American agent, Frank Hossom, enters the game when German agents undertake a daring operation stealing the scientist. Frank has to get the scientist back - dead or alive. His mission is complicated by his developing relationship with Olga Ryabina, Nicky's lover, an actress forced to work for KGB. The love triangle and the international intrigue weave into a deadly net.
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Movie: Ike: Countdown to D-Day ( 2004 )
This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film recounts many of the trials and tribulation Ike had to face, not the least of which were the many prima donnas surrounding him (Patton, Montgomery and especially de Gaulle) and the need for tact and diplomacy to bring all sides together for what would be the largest amphibious assault ever attempted.
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Movie: The Crossing ( 2000 )
A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the Hessian forces at Trenton.
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Movie: Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War ( 1999 )
Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.
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Movie: The Fourth War ( 1990 )
Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.
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Movie: Invaders of the Lost Gold ( 1982 )
Japanese WWII soldiers stash a gold treasure in a cave in the Philippines' forest after being attacked by a native tribe. Decades later, a ragtag team sets out to retrieve the gold.
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Movie: March or Die ( 1977 )
During the 1920s, French Foreign Legion Major William Foster's (Gene Hackman's) unit is protecting an archaeological dig, but the discovery of an Arab sacred burial site prompts the angry Arab tribes to attack Foster's small garrison.
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Movie: The Last Escape ( 1970 )
During the final days of WW2, an Allied commando team races toward a German rocket base to abduct a Nazi scientist before the fast advancing Soviet troops could reach him.
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Movie: The Thin Red Line ( 1964 )
In Guadalcanal during World War II, a private and his sergeant clash during the heat of battle with the Japanese.
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Movie: The Gallant Hours ( 1960 )
The Gallant Hours depicts the crucial five-week period in October-November 1942 after Admiral Halsey took command of the beleaguered American forces in the South Pacific Area. That period of combat became a turning point in the struggle against the Japanese Empire during the World War II. The story is told in flashback, framed by Halsey's ceremony of going on inactive duty in 1947.
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Movie: The Human Condition I: No Greater Love ( 1959 )
A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.
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Movie: The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity ( 1959 )
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.
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Movie: The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell ( 1955 )
A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.
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Movie: Malta Story ( 1954 )
In 1942, Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of realistic reenactments and archival combat footage as the British are beseiged and try to fight off the Luftwaffe. Against this background, a Royal Air Force reconnaissance photographer's romance with a local girl is endangered as he tries to plot enemy movements.
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TV Show: Spies of War ( 2019 )
Montagu, Garbo, Fuchs, Penkovsky... they were the greatest spies of the twentieth century. Through analysis of declassified documents, archives, reconstructions, and interviews, Spies of War offers you a glimpse into the minds and methods of undercover operatives. Discover the tactics for transmitting top secret information. See how one man assumed 24 identities to simulate the existence of a spy ring. Witness how scientists provided the USSR with ultra-confidential plans for the atomic bomb.
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Movie: Eleni ( 1985 )
A mother's love for her children leads to a son's revenge for her death in this dramatic thriller beginning during the Greece civil war. The powerful cast includes Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich and Linda Hunt.
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Movie: Imperium: Augustus ( 2003 )
Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
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Movie: In Country ( 1989 )
A young girl whose father died in the Vietnam War becomes determined to find out more about him and his experiences.
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Movie: Operation Eichmann ( 1961 )
With the defeat of Germany that ends World War II in Europe, the Allies discover the true horror of more than six million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis - and the fact that one of the architects of this unimaginable crime has escaped. Adolf Eichmann flees to Barcelona and Argentina and the Israeli agents are determined to bring him to justice.
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TV Show: After the War ( 1989 )
Two boys Michael and Joe become friends when Joe arrives at St. George's school in England as a refugee student. Both are Jewish but one has grown up in a middle class English home, while the other has grown up under the spectre of the growing Nazi movement. Their friendship lasts beyond school when both find careers in film. When they both fall for the same girl they must decide if she is worth destroying their friendship over.
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Movie: SS Experiment Love Camp ( 1976 )
Near the end of WW2, prisoners of war are used in experiments to perfect the "Aryan" race.
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Movie: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial ( 1988 )
A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
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Movie: The Catcher Was a Spy ( 2018 )
A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.
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Movie: SGT. Will Gardner ( 2019 )
Will Gardner tells the story about Iraq War veteran Will Gardner (Max Martini) who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) he sustained during a bombing that he and his platoon suffered while in combat. His injuries make it difficult for him to reintegrate into society so after a series of setbacks, he goes on a spirited motorcycle journey across America to pick up pieces of his life lost since combat. Martini (13 Hours, Captain Phillips) also penned the script and directs the film.
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Movie: Captain Conan ( 1997 )
Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep them out of trouble, defends them when they behave as warriors, and finds he's unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he's learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend. When they are sent to the Russian border to fight Bolsheviks, Conan is back in his element and Norbert is off the hook.
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Movie: The Unknown Soldier ( 2017 )
A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.
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Movie: Johnny Mad Dog ( 2008 )
A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in the West African Country Liberia.
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Movie: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War ( 2016 )
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War: Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees.
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Movie: The Ottoman Lieutenant ( 2017 )
This movie is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I.
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Movie: Uprising ( 2001 )
Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
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Movie: The Counterfeiters ( 2007 )
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
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Movie: The Enemy Below ( 1958 )
During WWII an American destroyer discovers a German U-boat, and in the ensuing duel the American captain must draw upon all his experience to defeat the equally experienced German commander.
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Movie: The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai ( 2001 )
What really happened is a long way removed from the Hollywood movie. This is the story of hardship almost beyond belief that was suffered by the Allied soldiers at the hands of their Japanese captors.
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Movie: For Whom the Bell Tolls ( 1944 )
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
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Movie: The Edelweiss Pirates ( 2005 )
Cologne-Ehrenfeld, November 1944. They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time. But working-class boys Karl and his younger brother Peter are Edelweiss Pirates. They oppose the Nazis, and are pursued by the Gestapo. With the escaped concentration camp prisoner Hans Steinbrück they plan acts of sabotage, until the Gestapo take them on with their full might. When they're arrested, Karl is torn between his will to survive, his feelings of responsibility, his love for his brother and his loyalty to the Edelweiss Pirates.
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Movie: Train of Life ( 1998 )
In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
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Movie: Riphagen ( 2016 )
The story about Riphagen, a cunning Dutch traitor during WW2 who helped Nazi round up Jews, stealing their treasures for himself. He destroyed Resistance groups, making many who pursued justice after the war look like fools.
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Movie: Redbad ( 2018 )
The power struggles and wars between the Frisian Redbad and his sworn enemy Pepin of Herstal, Lord of the Franks.
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Movie: To Live ( 1994 )
Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry. Addicted to gambling, Fugui loses everything. In the years that follow he is pressed into both the nationalist and communist armies, while Jiazhen is forced into menial work. They raise a family and survive, managing "to live" from the 40's to the 70's in this epic, but personal, story of life through an amazing period.
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Movie: Joint Security Area ( 2000 )
After a shooting incident at the North/South Korean border/DMZ leaves 2 North Korean soldiers dead, a neutral Swiss/Swedish team investigates, what actually happened.
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Movie: Devils on the Doorstep ( 2001 )
During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to interrogate the prisoners. The townspeople then struggle to accommodate the prisoners. One is a bellicose Japanese nationalist, the other a nervous translator. Will the townspeople manage to keep the prisoners until the New Year?
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Movie: Shadow ( 2018 )
Life and intrigue in an ancient Chinese court.
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Movie: First They Killed My Father ( 2017 )
Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.
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Movie: Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes ( 1990 )
The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola Gay at Hiroshima, during World War II.
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Movie: The Siege of Firebase Gloria ( 1989 )
A tough U.S. sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase, where they attempt to rebuild morale and fortifications amid a climactic battle with the Viet Cong.
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Movie: Miss Evers' Boys ( 1997 )
The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
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Movie: An Ordinary Man ( 2018 )
A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world, his maid.
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Movie: The Duellists ( 1978 )
France, 1801. Due to a minor perceived slight, mild-mannered Lieutenant d'Hubert is forced into a duel with hot-headed irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels spanning several years.
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Movie: The Trench ( 1999 )
A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War I, and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.
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Movie: Birdy ( 1984 )
After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.
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Movie: The Last Tattoo ( 1995 )
During WW2 small nation of New Zealand is swarmed with U.S. servicemen who mingle with local female population. In such circumstances nurse Kelly Towne has got a difficult task of tracking down venereal diseases. She meets U.S. Marine Captain Michael Starwood who is investigating the murder of one U.S. servicemen.
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Movie: Music Within ( 2007 )
The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.
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Movie: The Edge of Love ( 2008 )
Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.
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Movie: Prisoners of the Sun ( 1990 )
The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. Cooper is the chief prosecutor. In a mass grave, the bodies of 300 executed servicemen have been unearthed. Cooper assumes that the massacre was ordered by Baron Takahashi, Japanese commander on Ambon. But the one potential witness has gone mad and is due to be shipped back to Australia. No captured airmen were found alive on the island at all, not even the four-man crew of a reconnaissance plane shot down late in the War. Takahashi is returned to the island in the custody of an American officer, Maj. Beckett. But there is little evidence with which to prosecute the Baron. Cooper thinks he could make a case for the missing airmen if only their bodies could be located. And why does Maj. Beckett appear interested in not seeing Takahashi convicted? Cooper gets a break when Lt. Tanaka, a communications officer and a Christian, surrenders himself...
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Movie: Dunkirk ( 2004 )
A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.
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Movie: Arch of Triumph ( 1985 )
In Paris, before the Nazis penetrate into the city, an Austrian refugee doctor falls in love with a mysterious woman.
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Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front ( 1979 )
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
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Movie: Dive Bomber ( 1941 )
A new flight surgeon and a Navy pilot overcome personal differences to work on solving the problem of Altitude Sickness which causes blackouts at high altitude. The real stars of the film are the pre-World War II navy aircraft featured in full color
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Movie: Age of Heroes ( 2011 )
The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
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Movie: A Midnight Clear ( 1992 )
This WW2 psychological drama plays out at Christmas. US GIs hold an isolated cabin in the Ardennes against a handful of Germans cut off from their main force. Combat-weary and short of rations, both sides are determined to survive.
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Movie: Good Kill ( 2015 )
A Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he's killing? Is he fighting a war without end.
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Movie: The Battle of Port Arthur ( 1980 )
The lives and battles of soldiers leading up to the 1904 siege of Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
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Movie: Hell in the Pacific ( 1968 )
During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he guards it to deny its use to the Yank, who then steals it, its proceeds or the idea and/or ruins it. Yet each gets his chance to kill and/or capture the other, but neither pushes this to the end. After a while of this pointless pestering, they end up joining forces to build and man a raft...
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Movie: The Auschwitz Report ( 2021 )
This is the true story of Freddy and Walter--two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning, and with the help and resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape. While the inmates they had left behind, courageously stand their ground against Nazi officers, the two men are driven on by the hope that their evidence can save lives. Emaciated and hurt, they make their way through the mountains back to Slovakia. With the help of chance encounters, they finally manage to cross the border and meet the resistance, and The Red Cross. They compile a detailed report about the systematic genocide at the camp, however, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their account seems to be too harrowing to believe.
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Movie: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport ( 2000 )
The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi Germany in the late 1930s.
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Movie: Mrs. Henderson Presents ( 2006 )
Laura Henderson (Dame Judi Dench) buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, amongst other things, its all-nude revues.
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TV Show: 1864 ( 2014 )
When Germany and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history. We follow the brothers Peter and Laust during the years of the Second Schleswig War, two brothers in love with the same woman.
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Movie: The Ascent ( 1994 )
A highly fictionalized real-life adventure of an Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp to climb the challenging 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and plant the Italian flag on the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and the two men are locked in a battle of wills, fueled by honor and their love for the same woman.
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Movie: He Has Seen War ( 2011 )
He Has Seen War is a documentary featuring surviving veterans of Easy Company and the 1st Marine Division, whose stories are told in Band of Brothers and The Pacific. From their initial steps at reintegrating into civilian life to the lasting impact the war had on each of their lives, He Has Seen War features veterans and their families relaying their own unique stories. Complemented by renowned historian and author Donald L. Miller, as well as rarely seen archival and documentary footage, it captures the struggle and ultimate triumph of a generation who, after helping rescue the world from unprecedented calamity, reclaimed their lives and re-forged a country.
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Movie: 72 Hours ( 2016 )
At the very beginning of World War II, the tiny town of Stavrovo is at the epicenter of great history. Its location, the proximity of the front line, the railway, the intersection of several roads led to the city a large garrison of Germans. But the underground operates in the city, consisting mainly of yesterday's schoolchildren. This is the story of the confrontation between two young people, two vital positions - Komsomol member Aleksey and the traitor Dmitriy.
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TV Show: TURN: Washington's Spies ( 2014 )
Turn: Washington's Spies takes viewers into the stirring and treacherous world of the Revolutionary War and introduces Abraham Woodhull who, after aligning with a group of childhood friends, forms the Culper Ring--America's first spy ring.
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Movie: The Last Valley ( 1971 )
During the Thirty Years' War of 1600s, a band of Protestant mercenaries peacefully coexist with German Catholic villagers in a hidden idyllic mountain valley untouched by war.
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Movie: La cattura ( 1969 )
McCallum plays a WWII German special agent assigned to take out a team of Titov resistance fighters in Yugoslavia. He locates their leader in a camp within a ravine in the dead of winter. However, the leader's code name beliest that
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Movie: Night of Passion ( 1961 )
Mike, the co-pilot of a US, England-based World War II bomber, is injured aboard. Although an almost complete recovery is likely, the loss of his 'manhood' drives him to suicide. For Mike's skipper, captain David, a gentle, well-educ
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Movie: Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War ( 2007 )
In the years leading up to the Civil War, a bloody conflict between slaveholders and abolitionists focused the nation's eyes on the state of Missouri and the territory of Kansas. Told through the actual words of slave owners, free-st
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Movie: Yesterday's Enemy ( 1959 )
In World War II, during the Japanese invasion of Burma, the lost remnant of a British Army Brigade HQ, led by the ruthless Captain Alan Langford, escapes through the jungle toward the British lines.
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Movie: For the Moment ( 1996 )
The story of airmen training in rural Manitoba in the summer of 1942 to go overseas and become bomber pilots in World War II, as well as the romantic entanglements which overcome them while they contemplate life and love in a world at war.
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Movie: Shershaah ( 2021 )
Based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra who was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded with the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
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TV Show: The War ( 2007 )
The War, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns: Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Luverne, Minnesota. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history — a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America — and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. Including interviews and archive footage, the film honors the bravery, endurance, and sacrifice of the generation of Americans who lived through what will always be known simply as "The War."
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Movie: 25 April ( 2015 )
The tragic 1915 Gallipoli Campaign of WW1 is told through the perspective of six New Zealanders who were involved.
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Movie: In the Presence of Mine Enemies ( 1997 )
A Rabbi in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland in 1942 fights to maintain his stance of peace and acceptance of his fellow man despite the growing turmoil and atrocities created by the Nazis. Meanwhile his son becomes more militaristic with each new offense and a young German soldier offended by the actions he sees decides to help the rabbi's daughter escape from the Ghetto after she is raped by an officer.
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Movie: For Those We Love ( 2007 )
Young Japanese pilots are trained to sink Allied warships by flying into them.
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Movie: The Emperor in August ( 2015 )
The War ended on August 15th, 1945. What took place in Japan on the previous night? The unknown destiny of the day is unveiled.
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Movie: The Riddle of the Sands ( 1980 )
In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself.
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Movie: The Human Bullet ( 1968 )
During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.
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TV Show: World War 1 in Colour ( 2003 )
Kenneth Branagh presents this six part guide to World War I. Using computer aided technology, this colour series reveals the true reality of the destruction and chaos of the war.
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TV Show: WWII in HD ( 2009 )
WWII in HD is the first-ever World War II documentary presented in full, immersive HD color. Culled from thousands of hours of lost and rare color archival footage gathered from a worldwide search through basements and archives, WWII in HD will change the way the world sees this defining conflict. Using footage never before seen by most Americans–converted to HD for unprecedented clarity—viewers will experience the war as if they were actually there, surrounded by the real sights and sounds of the battlefields. Along the way, they'll meet a diverse group of soldiers whose wartime diaries and journals show in visceral detail what the war was really like.This visually astonishing landmark series presents the story of World War II through the eyes of 12 Americans who experienced the war firsthand. Viewers will hear the story of Army nurse June Wandrey, who served from the beginning of the war in North Africa to the liberation of the camps in Germany. They will meet Shelby Westbrook, a young African American from Toledo, who became a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen; Jimmie Kanaya, the son of Japanese immigrants, who served in the U.S. Army and was imprisoned in Europe; and Jack Werner, a Jewish émigré who escaped from Austria before the war and wound up fighting not against Hitler and the hated Nazis, but in the Pacific Theater.
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Movie: The Battle of Algiers ( 1967 )
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
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Movie: Where Eagles Dare ( 1969 )
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding American brigadier general George Carnaby prisoner, but that's not all that's really going on.
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Movie: Stalag 17 ( 1953 )
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
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Movie: Land of Mine ( 2015 )
In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.