Military & War documentaries

2nd Platoon Still Fighting

2nd Platoon Still Fighting: More than a decade after leaving Iraq a group of former US soldiers talk about still struggling to fit back into society. In 2007 the BBC captured them fighting in Bagdad at the most intense period of the Iraq war. The programme discovers they have been facing new struggl[...]

Feldzug in Polen (Campaign in Poland)

Military & War Presenter Fritz Hippler 1940 Unrated

Feldzug in Polen (Campaign in Poland) is a 1940 NAZI war propaganda documentary about the invasion and occupation of Poland by the German army in 1939. The film was made by German filmmaker Fritz Hippler, who was head of the film production department of Propaganda Ministry of the Third Reich, under[...]

The Blair Years

The Blair Years is a three-part 2008 BBC series which gives a unique account of Tony Blair’s ten years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. The series consisted of three one hour long episodes, the first an overview of his ten years as Prime Minister and his often straine[...]

The Germans We Kept

The Germans We Kept is a BBC Timewatch programme from 2000 about German Prisoners of War (POWs) who were captured by Allied forces and imprisoned in camps in Great Britain but decided to remain in the country after the end of the Second World War. By 1946 there were over 400,000 prisoners of war in[...]

Hitler's Secret Science

Hitlers Secret Science is a 45 minute long 2010 documentary about the huge teams of leading scientists which were working for Nazi Germany in their quest to develop the devastating weapons they needed to win them the Second World War, they had even made progress towards developing an atomic bomb. By[...]

The Brits Who Fought for Hitler

A 2002 British documentary about British prisoners of war who were recruited by the Nazi’s to fight in their own Infantry unit of the Waffen-SS and served alongside the Nazi’s on the eastern front, the unit was initially called the ‘Legion of St George’ and later renamed the[...]

This Is What Winning Looks Like

Military & War Presenter Ben Anderson 2013 Unrated

Film maker and reporter Ben Anderson began covering the war in Afghanistan in 2007, documenting the struggles of under-equipped and undermanned British forces who were fighting the Taliban for control of Helmand province in the BBC documentary Taking on the Taliban. He also directed the 2010 documen[...]

The Battle for Bomb Alley

Military & War Presenter Ben Anderson 2011 Unrated

For four years British servicemen fought an ongoing war with Taliban fighters in the Sangin region of Afghanistan, the most violent part of the country. Over a four year period up to 2010, some 106 British men lost their lives in the region including Staff-Sergeant Olaf Schmidt who won the George Cr[...]

WWII in HD: The Air War

HistoryMilitary & War Presenter Rob Lowe 2010 Unrated

WWII in HD: The Air War is a feature-length 2010 history documentary which follows the story of three 8th Air Force airmen and the war reporter Andy Rooney for the year which led up to D-Day battle against the powerful German Luftwaffe. The documentary makes use of original color[...]

Weapons That Made Britain

A fascinating five-part documentary series from 2004 presented by Mike Loades, an expert in the history of weapons, it looks at the important role the development of increasingly advanced arms and armour played in key events in British history in the Middle Ages. Each one-hour-long episode focu[...]

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told, a marathon 6-hour-long documentary by Dennis Wise providing a full biographical account of Hitler's life.   There are many documentary films that have examined Hitler's role as ruler of the Third Reich such as Hitler in Colour. When it[...]

Our War

Military & War Presenter 2011
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Our War is a six-part documentary series telling the story of ten years of conflict in Afghanistan. It was made for the 10th anniversary of the war.   Part one follows the story behind 3 Platoon, 1 Royal Anglian's 2007 tour of duty in Helmand, Afghanistan. The following films depict h[...]

The War Tapes

The War Tapes, a 2006 war documentary directed by Deborah Scranton which takes us to the front lines of the Iraq War.   As the National Guard was called up for duty in Iraq, several of them were given light-weight digital cameras to record the action they were to see. The result was hours[...]

The Trials of Henry Kissinger

The Trials of Henry Kissinger is a 2002 documentary by Eugene Jarecki based on the 2001 book with the same title by Christopher Hitchens looking at war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.   The documentary features the prominent voice of Scotish actor Brian Cox and a script[...]

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