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Commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Sergei Eisenstein's film uses montage and a documentary style to present the events of the Bolshevik uprising in 1917. The resulting footage has often been mistaken for genuine newsreel, although some 1917 footage (shot by Esther Shub) was incorporated.
A thrilling 360 view of the WWII battles.
For nearly a decade, the legendary World War II aircraft carrier USS Enterprise held a pivotal place on the turbulent seas of war, engaging in some of the fiercest multi-front battles ever witnessed in modern combat. The only carrier to be front and centre in every major sea conflict in the Pacific, the Enterprise and her crews battles were marked by intense firepower, instinct and a 360-coordination between the ship, the destroyers, the aircraft above and the submarines below. In each of ten episodes, and using incredible CGI visualisations, Battle 360 follows the Enterprise and its men through the conflicts of WWII as they fight off the enemy from the air, the sea and underwater.
Call to Duty - For Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise, destined to become the most decorated ship of World War II, the Pacific War begins on 7 December, 1941. Returning from a Top Secret Mission, her air groups fly right into the attack on Pearl Harbour. During the early weeks of World War II, as America suffers one defeat after another, Enterprise is one of the few shining lights as she sinks enemy submarines, hits the Japanese Navy in the Marshall Islands and supports the famous Doolittle Raid.
Vengeance at Midway - Destined to become the most decorated ship of World War II, USS Enterprise and sister carriers Yorktown and Hornet turn the tide of the Pacific War. In just a few violent days in the waters off Midway Island, the American carrier fleet pulverizes the Imperial Japanese Navy. Enterprise helps secure one of America's first victories in World War II.
Jaws of the Enemy - In the summer of 1942, the American Navy is on the offensive and the first strike is in the Solomon Islands, north of Australia. USS Enterprise supports the first American invasion of World War II as U.S. Marines storm ashore at Guadalcanal. The Japanese strike back with a vengeance and in a hellish slugfest the Enterprise suffers her worst battle damage yet.
Bloody Santa Cruz - Part two of the deadly saga of the Solomons plays out at the Santa Cruz Islands. In one terrible day of vicious combat, Enterprise loses her sister ship USS Hornet and suffers dozens of casualties as bombs nail her flight deck. When the smoke clears, Enterprise is the only American carrier left in the Pacific. For the U.S. Navy at Santa Cruz, survival becomes the ultimate battle.
Enterprise vs.Japan - November 1942. For the crew aboard USS Enterprise, the war has never been more personal. Enterprise is the only battle-ready American carrier left in the Pacific, and she and her crew are all that stand in the way of the Japanese. When the Imperial Navy tries to retake Guadalcanal, it's Enterprise that sends their transports and destroyers to a watery grave in Iron Bottom Sound.
The Grey Ghost - The Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise was the most decorated ship of World War II. Enterprise was the first ship to receive the Presidential Unit Citation, the highest award any American vessel can achieve. Watch as she is refitted with new technology and returns to taunt the enemy. The first night air operations ever launched from a carrier are flown from the decks of Enterprise during the bloody Gilbert invasion.
Hammer of Hell - In 1944 the USS Enterprise and the Carrier Task Forces push on through the Pacific and hammer the enemy bases at Kwajalien and Truk Lagoon. The Japanese make a desperate stand in the Marshall Islands. From the Marshalls, Enterprise sets a course for New Guinea and supports the invasion of Hollandia during Operation Persecution.
D-Day in the Pacific - While the Allies storm France, American forces hit Saipan in the Marianas Island. The Enterprise supports one of the largest and most deadly battles of the Pacific War. Enterprise and her sister carriers nearly wipe out Japanese Naval Airpower in the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" and devastate enemy surface forces in the Philippine Sea. It is one of the greatest carrier battles of the war and contributed to the Aircraft Carrier becoming one of the most decorated ships of World War II.
Battle of Leyte Gulf - USS Enterprise and her escort ships and submarines engage in the largest sea battle ever. In a series of ferocious surface and air firefights, the Japanese Navy is totally eviscerated in the last great naval engagement in world history. With the enemy fleet in chaos, Enterprise and the American carrier force clear the way for an American invasion of the Philippines and set the course for the road to Tokyo.
The Empires Last Stand - In the winter of 1945, Enterprise hits Luzon, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and Iwo Jima. The Big E also unleashes a brand new night air-group from her flight deck. But as the US Navy closes in on Okinawa and the Japanese homeland, the Empire unleashes a hellish weapon - the Kamikaze. Sailors and Marines on Enterprise now face the horror of deadly suicide attackers as the Allies tighten the grip on Japan and secure victory in the Pacific.
The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, Glory stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman.
Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar-winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
The 54th overcame seemingly insurmountable odds in their fight to join the war for freedom. Underpaid and ill-equipped, facing certain death at the hands of the Confederacy, the 54th rose to every challenge; their courage, skill and sacrifice paving the way for the Union's ultimate victory.
Based on the true story of America's forgotten heroes, Glory is one of the greatest war movies ever made.
World War II submarine drama chronicling British efforts to destroy the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord. John Mills leads a stalwart British cast in this documentary-style film.
The Pacific is an epic 10-part miniseries that delivers a realistic portrait of WWII's Pacific Theatre as seen through the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines - Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge.
The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
The viewer will be immersed in combat through the intimate perspective of this diverse, relatable group of men pushed to the limit in battle both physically and psychologically against a relentless enemy unlike any encountered before.
Produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
Set in 1942 at the height of the second war, this is the story of Odette Marie Celine Churchill who, after an appeal, sends her holiday photos of the French Coast to the War office. Due to her unique qualifications, she is sent to France as a secret agent, and to join the resistance.
Austrian commandant Major Otto Hecht (Roger Moore) is carrying out Hitler's orders to loot ancient art treasures on the Greek island of Athena, unaware that local resistance leader Zeno (Telly Savalas) is hatching a plot to defeat him. A group of freedom fighters land on the island to battle the Nazi forces, freeing the slave labour prisoners in the process.
British war drama set in Afghanistan. In 2006 British Army troops, led by Captain William Richardson (Ben Righton), are deployed to the war-torn Helmand Province of Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban. The film takes a look at the war from the soldiers' point of view as they start to run out of ammunition and struggle with injuries. Their trying situation leads to tensions within the camp and the troops begin to doubt their purpose in the war, much to the chagrin of their captain who accuses them of being cowardice. Will their campaign have any real effect on the conflict?
Based on a true story documented in the book by M.E. Clifton-James. In an effort to confuse the Nazis during the Second World War, an actor (played by M.E. Clifton-James himself) is forced to play Montgomery and is strategically positioned to cover the real man's tracks.
During the Second World War, Air Commodore Waltby is flying to Allied Command Headquarters with an attaché case packed with information that could stave off an invasion by Germany. Unfortunately, his plane is shot down and he and three colleagues are left drifting in a lifeboat in the North Sea - with the vital intelligence reports still not in the hands of Allied Command. As the Allied authorities direct the search, the four men are edging closer to death and the Germans are planning their assault.
War drama directed by David Aboucaya about an Allied offensive of the Second World War in the depths of winter. In January 1945, with a gruelling winter settled on the French region of Alsace, a joint force of American and French paratroopers are faced with the difficult task of clearing a forest of German forces in anticipation of a massively important push into enemy lines. Beset by extreme conditions and the rigid defences of a thoroughly entrenched foe, the weary regiment must find a way to victory against all odds. The cast features Benoit Davin, Naccari Natale and Philippe Coste.
The penultimate film from the celebrated teaming of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ('Black Narcissus', 'A Matter of Life and Death') tells the true story of the famous 1939 naval battle. Hans Langsdorff (Peter Finch) is captaining the crack German battleship Graf Spee through the South Atlantic, unaware that a small number of lightweight British battle cruisers are hot on his trail. When the British cruisers manage to trap the powerful German ship in the Uruguayan harbour of Montevideo, they attempt to trick Langsdorff into believing that an entire battle fleet is waiting to destroy his vessel at sea.
This Academy Award nominated film is set in 1942 and was Terrence Malick's first film for twenty years. As US soldiers land on the island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese, the job of venturing into the jungle falls to the 'C for Charlie' company and the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp. The war takes a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death.
Paul Greengrass directs this Iraq war thriller loosely based on the book 'Imperial Life in the Emerald City' by Washington Post journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Matt Damon stars as Chief Army Warrant Officer Roy Miller, a specialist soldier who joins forces with Wall Street reporter Lawrie Dayne (Amy Ryan) to expose the hotbed of covert and faulty intelligence surrounding the search for Iraq's cache of weapons of mass destruction. Greg Kinnear and Brendan Gleeson co-star.
World War I action adventure focusing on America's first fighter pilots. The year is 1917, and the war is not going well for the allies. Although America has refused to enter the conflict, some of its more altruistic young men decide to take action. Blair Rawlings (James Franco) abandons his ranch and follows his dream to fly, opting to fight with his compatriots in France. Once there, he and the other volunteers are brought under the command of French Captain Thenault (Jean Reno), and war-weary American pilot Reed Cassidy (Martin Henderson). Initially shunned by their fellow aviators, new squadron the Lafayette Escadrille soon begin to earn the respect of their comrades as they develop into a fearsome fighting unit.
Hitler's plan to loot a treasure-laden Greek island is under way. A prison camp is built where the inmates dig up priceless art under the eye of the Austrian commandant Major Otto Hecht.
Zeno, the island's resistance leader and Eleana scheme to defeat the occupiers. Leading a group of freedom fighters, they clash with the Nazis as they try to save the condemned prisoners and the treasure hidden in the mountaintop monastery.
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World War Two romantic drama. In occupied Poland, young German officer Oscar (Jonathan Scarfe) begins a relationship with Rachel (Nina Dobrev), the daughter of a local rabbi. As their friendship develops into a full-blown love affair, the star-crossed lovers become separated when the German Army begins its 'cleansing' of the Polish countryside. Believing she will never see Oscar again, Rachel, now pregnant, agrees to marry the respectable Bernard (Zachary Bennett), who aims to prove his love by raising the child as his own. But the turmoil of war springs more surprises, when Rachel and Oscar are reunited amidst the chaos of the Eastern Front.
Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc and Renee Houston star in this World War Two drama set in a women's internment camp in Nazi-occupied France. Forced to live together in trying circumstances, a group of British women from varied backgrounds must put their social differences aside and band together to protect not just themselves, but three survivors from a British bomber plane who make an emergency landing in the camp's grounds.
World War Two drama starring James Mason. When four intelligence officers arrive in occupied France on a mission to determine the strength of the German forces, they know full well that they are on a suicide mission. But once they penetrate the Nazi headquarters, can they survive long enough to get their information to the British troops? Roland Culver, Michael Wilding and Hugh Williams co-star.
New airforce recruit Peter Firth takes an instant dislike to his embittered squadron leader, Malcolm McDowell. But as the young pilot experiences the tensions and stresses of warfare, his dislike turns to admiration. The film features excellently photographed aerial dogfight sequences. Also starring Christopher Plummer and John Gielgud. An airborn remake of the 1930 trench-bound 'Journey's End'.
Seth Gabel and Shad Moss star in this war drama written and directed by Michael Connors. Executive Officer First Lieutenant Danny Selfton (Gabel) is transferred to a non-deploying unit due to his father's high profile political power. When his fellow soldier and friend Combat Medic Reyes (Moss) gets his reassignment request denied after receiving news that his son has been diagnosed with lung cancer, Selfton sees an opportunity to help him escape and become a worthwhile member of the squad.
Fictional recreation of the WWII Battle of Arnhem featuring performances from soldiers who fought in the actual battle. The Battle of Arnhem occurred in September 1944, when British and American forces led by Field Marshall Montgomery attempted to cross the Rhine and establish a presence in Holland. The ensuing fighting was frantic and chaotic and gave rise to the popular movie 'A Bridge Too Far'. This earlier effort, filmed little more than a year after the battle itself and featuring men such as Stanley Maxted and Thomas Scullion who actually participated in the conflict, provides a dramatic and hard-hitting insight into the experience of war.
On-the-ground Afghan war documentary by American journalist Sebastian Junger. The film follows on from 'Restrepo' (2012) chronicling the time that Junger spent in Afghanistan on assignment for Vanity Fair magazine. Embedded with an army unit in the treacherous Korangal Valley, Junger stationed himself in the heart of the action with the 2nd Platoon of Battle Company for 15 months, watching in anticipation as the men fought for their country and their lives.
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