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Military & War documentaries


Armadillo, 2010 war documentary by filmmaker Janus Metz Pedersen who follows a group of Danish soldiers as they travelled to the Armadillo military base located in Helmand province of Afghanistan in February 2009.   The film captures a high level of verisimilitude, in that it captures the[...]

The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld

The Unknown Known, a 2013 biographical war documentary about the life and career of Donald Rumsfeld, who was congressman and secretary of Defence in the Bush Administration.   This documentary is significant because Rumsfeld was in office from early 2001 to late 2006, which makes him resp[...]

Afghanistan: Fighting the Forever War

Military & War Presenter Justin Rowlatt 2018 Unrated

In the 2018 documentary "Afghanistan: Fighting the Forever War" British reporter Justin Rowlatt interviews the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Nicholson. The title of the film speaks for the subject matter itself.

Vietnam: American Holocaust

Military & War Presenter Martin Sheen 2008 Unrated

When the North of Vietnam voted for a new communist styled regime during the 1950's, it marked a beginning of one of the most bloody times in history that the world has seen.   Vietnam: American Holocaust, investigates America's involvement in the Vietnam war with narration from A[...]

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East, a 2011 war documentary series which covers many of the battles fought by the Soviet Union against the German army during the Second World War.   This starts in June 1941 when the German army invaded the USSR under a campaign codenamed "Operation Barbaro[...]

Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden

The search for Osama bin Laden, headed by the CIA was a massive operation which took over 15 years to draw to a close, superseding a number of administrations. In 2011 the worlds most wanted man was found, killed and his body was dumped in the sea. There was a lot of public suspicion surrounding his[...]

The Day After Trinity

The Day After Trinity, 1981 documentary by Jon Else providing a detailed biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was the head of the famous Manhatten project.   Despite being called "The Day After Trinity", this film mainly focuses on Oppenheimer's life before he got invol[...]

Apocalypse: The Second World War

Apocalypse: The Second World War, is a French-made war documentary series hosted by Mathieu Kassovitz which takes us through 6 significant stages before and during WW2.   This film comprises completely of historic archive footage from French citizens, resistance fighters, soldiers and war[...]

Little Dieter Needs to Fly

  Little Dieter Needs to Fly, a 1997 biographical war documentary by World-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog which centres around German-American Naval piolet Dieter Dengler who talks about experiences during the Vietnam war.   During his tour, Dengler was shot down by an anti-airc[...]

Vietnam in HD

Military & War Presenter Michael C. Hall 2011 Unrated

Vietnam in HD is a six-part documentary series which brings the horror, valour, hopelessness and brutality of the Vietnam War back to life with fully remastered film-footage.   Rather than being simply a compilation of HD footage, Vietnam in HD has a narrative structure and each episode f[...]

Hitler in Colour

  Hitler in Colour, a 2005 documentary film narrated by Scottish actor Brian Denis Cox (X-men 2) which comprises almost all known colour footage of Adolf Hilter in the rise of the Nazi party and during World War 2.   The result is a documentary which provides a 12-year account of[...]

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler - The Fuhrer

  The second part of the 2011 war documentary Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler we take a look at when Hilter actually became "The Fuhrer".   As German economy fell apart in the early 1930's, the Nazi part surged in popularity across the country. In 1933 Hilter became c[...]

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler - Becoming Hitler

  Becoming Hitler is part one of a two-part 2011 war documentary "The Rise of Hitler" presented by English voice-over actor Richard Lintern. The Fuhrer of the Nazi Third Reich needs no introduction for his crimes against humanity are some of the most documented of all time. &nbs[...]

Army: Behind the New Frontlines

Military & War Presenter David Harewood 2017 Unrated

  Army: Behind the New Frontlines is a 2017 war documentary mini-series narrated by English actor David Harewood (Blood Diamond), which goes behind the scenes of the British Army. Since the Britsh army has not been officially at war for more than 3 years this film shows challenges it faces o[...]

A collection of military and war documentaries which are available to watch for free online. Browse, watch, review and rate these documentaries. These documentary films cover a wide range of subjects from ancient wars to modern warfare as well as military armament and tactics.