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Great Military Blunders

Great Military Blunders is a six part documentary series which was originally aired in 2000, the series itself provides a fascinating examination of the key factors which lead to some of the greatest military disasters in history. In war we typically find that defeat stems from mistakes which include making bad plans or not seeing good ones through, a lack of understanding with regards to your

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The Most Evil Men in History

When we attempt to think of the most evil man to have ever lived most people tend to jump to one person, that being Adolf Hitler. However, throughout the ages there have been many men who could be considered to have been just as evil as Hitler, some perhaps were even worse. This documentary series does a fantastic job at rounding up and profiling some of these evil men, men who have committed m

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The Forgotten Irish

The Forgotten Irish is touching film which sets out to tell the story of those who immigrated to Birmingham, England from Ireland back in the 50's and 60's in search of work. Back then an estimated 60,000 Irish made the journey annually, all of whom were drawn in by the building boom and for the opportunity of work many of these people sacrificed their sense of belonging. Through a series of in

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The Untold History of the United States

The Untold History of the United States is a 12 part documentary series which was directed, produced and narrated by Academy Award winning writer/director Oliver Stone. The series is an uncompromising examination of the history of the United States, it provides us with a crucial counter-point to the tendency towards self-congratulation with regards to ones own historical past. Stone shines a li

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Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia

In the spring of 1945, Adolf Hitler retreated to the Fuhrerbunker located 16 meters below the streets of Berlin, the Russian army was closing in on the German capital and World War II was all but over but even in his last days Hitler refused to accept defeat, he continued to draw inspiration from the deeds of his hero, a legendary German leader who's portrait was the only image to hang on the wall

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Engineering Evil: Inside The Holocaust

Engineering Evil is a History Channel special which examines in great detail the process in which the Nazis carries out the Holocaust. However, this film is unique in its approach as it does not focus solely on the engineering / industrial side but rather the human engineering which took place. It was this engineering which allowed such an atrocity to occur in the first place. The Nazi's requir

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The Battle of Chosin

The Battle of Chosin

In the last days of November 1950, twelve thousand men of the 1st Marine Division along with a few thousand army soldiers found themselves trapped high in the mountains of North Korea near a reservoir called Chosin. Their leaders had been caught off guard by the sudden entrance of the People's Republic of China into the five month old Korean War. The Americans were surrounded, outnumbered and a

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In The Valley Of The Pharaoh

In The Valley of The Pharaoh is a short documentary directed by Irish filmmaker Tommy Flavin (www.tommyflavin.ie), the film itself takes us to the edge of a small Irish town known as Arklow. Whilst here we happen to stumble upon an ancient graveyard which is home to a mysterious pyramid, quite the rare sight for rural Ireland. Through the use of some beautifully scenic footage and at times haun

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The Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg Trials were a set of military tribunals which were held by the Allied forces once World War II had come to an end. The initial and more notable trail was held between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, it was tasked with trying 22 surviving representatives of the Nazi elite, all of whom were charged with the systematic murder of millions of people and various other war crimes. T

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