Military & War World War 1 documentaries

Dazzle: The Hidden Story Of Camouflage

Dazzle is a unique documentary film that examines the hidden history of camouflage.   Camouflage came to become tremendously significant in World War 1 with the development of Dazzle paintings. Dazzle consists of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting an[...]

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[...]

Why We Fight

Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]

The War of the World

History Presenter Niall Ferguson 2006 Unrated

The War of the World is a documentary pushing the idea that world war 1, 2 and the Cold War were not separate wars but one continuous century-long war.   This theory is presented by controversial historian Niall Ferguson who wrote a book called The War of the World: History's Age of H[...]

The War You Don’t See

The War You Don’t See: A powerful documentary by world-renowned journalist and investigative filmmaker John Pilger on the role that media has in War. Beginning during world war one, the film examines how propaganda has been used in ever increasingly sophisticated ways[...]

The Great War

  The The Great War documentary. The assassination of Austria-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28th June 1914 marked the beginning of World war 1 which was fought between Great Britain, Russia, Italy, France, Japan, Romania and The United States on the Allied side and Germany, Aust[...]

World War 1 in Colour

A World War 1 documentary narrated by Northern Irish Actor Kenneth Branagh that shows the awful events of The Great War like never before. This 2003 BBC production is split into six parts comprising of computer-enhanced and colourised footage from the era which shows the development of the[...]

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