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Saddam: America’s Best Enemy

The Devil has been hunted down, captured and exhibited, America overcame Saddam Hussein a tyrant is dethroned, Iraq celebrates and the world is now free from evil. That is the legend but forty years of relations between Saddam Hussein and the United States tell a whole other story. This is the story of a man and a superpower who used one another, the United States regarded him to be a more reli

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We Stand Alone Together

We Stand Alone Together

Most of you will be well aware of HBO's critically acclaimed television mini-series Band of Brothers, well We Stand Alone Together serves as an epilogue of sorts to this. Through a number of interviews with the actual former soldiers who are depicted in "BoB" we learn first hand of the horror they experienced. The way this documentary is shot really captures the essence of perhaps being a young bo

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MARAWI: 153 days of war

Since President Rodrigo Duterte took power in the Philippines his administration has been surrounded in controversy, firstly for his heavy handed stance on drugs which has seen the murdering of drug dealers and users become commonplace without repercussions for those committing such murders. Now we see the biggest crisis to hit the young administration, a full blown war in Marawi City. The war

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An Inconvenient Border

The relationship between China and North Korea has always been complicated, China's Mao Zedong famously said that the two countries were as close as lips and teeth. A relationship forged in blood and steel during the Korean War against the United States. The leaders of China and North Korea have kept up that appearance of brotherhood since the times of Mao and North Koreas founder Kim Il-sung a

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North Korea’s Nuclear Trump Card

North Korea has just tested a nuclear bomb which is believed to be 10 times more powerful than the one used on Hiroshima. Kim Jong Un versus Donald Trump is the most dangerous stand off seen in decades and people are no longer asking if the hermit kingdom can be stopped from developing nuclear weapons, but rather it can be prevented from using them. So how did North Korea achieve it's nuclear a

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The Spy in the IRA

In the Northern Irish conflict spying was a very dangerous game, through recordings obtained by Panorama the IRA's chief interrogator explains how he extracted information from informers before they were shot. This may seem typical given the circumstances of war except that for years the interrogator himself was one of Britain's most important spies. Codenamed Stakeknife, he was unmasked in 200

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The Other Side of Dunkirk

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The Other Side of Dunkirk

On the morning of the 26th May, 1940, an order was transmitted from Admiralty building in London, to a secret headquarters in Dover. The order stated that the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force should begin from the port of Dunkirk and the beaches near by. A vast armada of ships was approaching the French coast to facilitate the evacuation, codename Operation Dynamo took place over 1

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Black Taxis

This film follows Brendan, Gerald and Tom all of whom are former volunteers of the Irish Republican Army or IRA. For these men and all Irish Republicans alike the period of armed struggle is now over, but for those who were directly involved in the 30 years of war how difficult is it now to find peace? Today all these men are now Black Taxi drivers and operate within the Republican areas of Bel

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Pol Pot: The Journey to the Killing Fields

The Tuol Sleng secondary school is hidden behind a fence in a quite district of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. It has been empty for over 40 years, a silent witness to the agony of a nation. Thousands of men, women and children were tortured in it's classrooms, they were then driven to the outskirts of the city and executed. Nearly 2 million people died in the Killing Fields of Cambodia, a q

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