WWII: Lost Films
44:10

WWII: Lost Films: Edge of the Abyss

Season 1 Episode 9 The History Channel November 21, 2018

History

Modern history

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After surviving the Battle of the Bulge, infantryman Rockie Blunt pushes on and crosses the Rhine. He can almost smell the end of the war. Nurse June Wandrey visits with ...

After surviving the Battle of the Bulge, infantryman Rockie Blunt pushes on and crosses the Rhine. He can almost smell the end of the war. Nurse June Wandrey visits with American POWs who are liberated along the way. Japanese-American army medic Jimmie Kanaya is liberated from his POW camp in Nuremburg. In the Pacific, reporter Robert Sherrod witnesses the first days of battle for Okinawa. When he is told he can rotate home, he gladly accepts, realising that to stay any longer may be his death.

WWII: Lost Films
44:30

WWII: Lost Films: Point of No Return

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel November 14, 2018

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Modern history

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Charles Scheffel's unit breaks out of the hedgerows and begins speeding across France. Nurse June Wandrey is doing the same, only pushing up from the south. In the Pacific, ...

Charles Scheffel's unit breaks out of the hedgerows and begins speeding across France. Nurse June Wandrey is doing the same, only pushing up from the south. In the Pacific, marine Nolen Marbrey is wounded in the bloody battle of Peleliu, and when Scheffel is ordered to seize a town on the border of Germany, he is injured so badly he earns a ticket home.

WWII: Lost Films
43:58

WWII: Lost Films: Glory and Guts

Season 1 Episode 8 The History Channel November 15, 2018

History

Modern history

11-12
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Reporter Robert Sherrod accompanies the Marines on their assault of Iwo Jima and witnesses the horror of the fight as well as the iconic flag-raising. B-17 pilot Bert Stiles ...

Reporter Robert Sherrod accompanies the Marines on their assault of Iwo Jima and witnesses the horror of the fight as well as the iconic flag-raising. B-17 pilot Bert Stiles has had enough nerve-racking flying experiences and is on a mental rest leave at an English estate - but then his request to switch over to P-51s comes through, and he returns to base ready to become a fighter. On his sixth mission he chases a German fighter too closely, crashes into the ground and is killed. Rookie infantryman Rockie Blunt arrives in Normandy as a replacement.

Cutting Edge Special
47:28

Cutting Edge Special: Raw Opium

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS March 13, 2011

News and current affairs

Modern history

11-12
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Opium is a commodity that has tremendous power - both to ease pain and to destroy lives. For centuries, this flower has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role, not just ...

Opium is a commodity that has tremendous power - both to ease pain and to destroy lives. For centuries, this flower has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role, not just in the lives of people who grow, manufacture and use it, but also in the increasingly tense sphere of international relations. This program follows a journey around the world, where conflicting forces do battle over this narcotic sap.

Hacksaw Ridge
2:13:23

Hacksaw Ridge

Premiere September 17, 2017

Media arts

Modern history

9-10
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This film is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, who in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only ...

This film is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, who in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic he single-handedly rescued the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers.

Cutting Edge Special
47:59

Cutting Edge Special: Raw Opium

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS March 6, 2011

News and current affairs

Modern history

11-12
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Opium is a commodity that has tremendous power - both to ease pain and to destroy lives. For centuries, this flower has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role - not ...

Opium is a commodity that has tremendous power - both to ease pain and to destroy lives. For centuries, this flower has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role - not just in the lives of people who grow, manufacture and use it - but also in the increasingly tense sphere of international relations. Raw Opium is a journey around the world and through time, where conflicting forces do battle over this narcotic sap.

As It Happened
51:19

As It Happened: World War II - Behind Closed Doors

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS April 29, 2011

history

Modern history

9-10
11-12
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How was it possible for Churchill and Roosevelt to deal with one tyrant, Joseph Stalin, in order to help beat another, Adolf Hitler? That's one of the key questions at the ...

How was it possible for Churchill and Roosevelt to deal with one tyrant, Joseph Stalin, in order to help beat another, Adolf Hitler? That's one of the key questions at the heart of this six-part history series. Using dramatic reconstructions, based on extensive research in Russian and Western archives, and extraordinary testimony from witnesses, this series tells a 'behind closed doors' history. This episode looks at the end of WWII, the Allies negotiations with Stalin, and the post-war era.

WWII: Lost Films
44:24

WWII: Lost Films: Bloody Resolve

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel November 12, 2018

History

Modern history

11-12
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By late 1943, America's industrial might is starting to gear up. But when combat journalist Robert Sherrod lands on Tarawa, the machines the Marines were counting on fail ...

By late 1943, America's industrial might is starting to gear up. But when combat journalist Robert Sherrod lands on Tarawa, the machines the Marines were counting on fail them, turning Tarawa into one of the bloodiest Pacific battles yet waged. Marine Nolen Marbrey joins MacArthur's island-hopping campaign in the South Pacific, but his patrol is lost behind enemy lines on New Britain. Meanwhile, reporter Richard Tregaskis leaves the Pacific for the front lines of Italy's bitter slugfest, where he is hit by an enemy mortar.

Only The Dead
1:13:48

Only The Dead

The History Channel October 2, 2016

Media arts

Modern history

11-12
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This is the story of what happens when an ordinary Australian journalist is transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11 and embarks on a journey that ...

This is the story of what happens when an ordinary Australian journalist is transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11 and embarks on a journey that courses through the deepest recesses of the Iraq war. Michael Ware found himself launched into the Middle East after the seismic geopolitical upheaval of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Reporting for CNN and Time, he set his sights on ruthless insurrectionist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man who founded al-Qaeda in Iraq. Constructed from seven years of reporting, and featuring harrowing first-person footage of combat, we not only captures the shocking rise of al-Zarqawi but how the war affects soldiers and civilians, states and individuals, revealing a darkness within us all. Directed by Ware and two-time Academy Award-winning US documentarian Bill Guttentag, we expose the distressing realities of far-flung conflict, which is so often depicted as a sea of sand and infrared blips.

WWII: Lost Films
43:56

WWII: Lost Films: End Game

Season 1 Episode 10 The History Channel November 22, 2018

History

Modern history

11-12
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It is the final push in Europe, but before the Nazis finally surrender infantryman Rockie Blunt witnesses one of the greatest tragedies of the war - concentration camps. Nurse ...

It is the final push in Europe, but before the Nazis finally surrender infantryman Rockie Blunt witnesses one of the greatest tragedies of the war - concentration camps. Nurse June Wandrey is also there, caring for the survivors. In the Pacific, the brutal battle on Okinawa continues. Sergeant Jack Werner is wounded in action and earns a ticket home, while Corporal Nolen Marbrey participates in some of the most horrific fighting. After the dropping of the atomic bombs, Japan finally surrenders, and the world explodes into celebration on VJ Day.

As It Happened
51:33

As It Happened: World War II - Behind Closed Doors

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 1, 2011

history

Modern history

9-10
11-12
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Using dramatic reconstructions, based on extensive research in Russian and Western archives, and extraordinary testimony from witnesses, including former Soviet secret ...

Using dramatic reconstructions, based on extensive research in Russian and Western archives, and extraordinary testimony from witnesses, including former Soviet secret policemen who have not spoken before on camera, the film tells a 'behind closed doors' history. In this episode: the story of the defence of Moscow and fragile alliances of the years 1941-42.

WWII: Lost Films
44:22

WWII: Lost Films: Hard Way Back

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel November 7, 2018

History

Modern history

11-12
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America has joined England in the fight against the Axis in World War II, but is undecided as to how to proceed. Rookie platoon leader Charles Scheffel suffers his first ...

America has joined England in the fight against the Axis in World War II, but is undecided as to how to proceed. Rookie platoon leader Charles Scheffel suffers his first losses as he battles Rommel's Afrika Korps in Tunisia, where wise-cracking nurse June Wandrey gets her first taste of war's horrors. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jack Werner sees his first combat against against the Japanese in a bitter battle to retake the Aleutian Islands.

WWII: Lost Films
45:32

WWII: Lost Films: Day of Days

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel November 13, 2018

History

Modern history

11-12
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America is on the offensive, but hopes for a speedy victory are premature. Charles Scheffel is hit on his way into the Normandy beaches and must recover in an English ...

America is on the offensive, but hopes for a speedy victory are premature. Charles Scheffel is hit on his way into the Normandy beaches and must recover in an English hospital. In the Pacific, reporter Robert Sherrod accompanies the massive invasion of the heavily defended island of Saipan, where Japanese civilians become part of war's tragic equation. Navy enlistee Jack Yusen survives a rather unusual first action in the Atlantic before being reassigned to the more ominous Pacific theatre. And when Charles Scheffel finally rejoins his unit in France, they are bogged down in Normandy's hedgerows.

Rasputin
1:42:29

Rasputin

SBS Viceland October 23, 2018

Media arts

Modern history

History

11-12
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An acclaimed French retelling of the true story. Set at the turn of the century, when Russia has been struck by civil unrest and doubt, the sudden appearance of the mystic ...

An acclaimed French retelling of the true story. Set at the turn of the century, when Russia has been struck by civil unrest and doubt, the sudden appearance of the mystic monk Rasputin creates waves of shock. When the strange healer is the only one able to save the son of the Czars, they believe him to be a messenger of God. But power and influence soon engulf Rasputin, and he discovers he can control the Emperors of Russia.

The Iraq War
59:17

The Iraq War: After The Fall

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC August 18, 2013

history

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

9-10
11-12
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In part two, key insiders describe the chaotic aftermath of the defeat of Saddam Hussein. Dick Cheney and Colin Powell come to blows over America's role as occupying power, ...

In part two, key insiders describe the chaotic aftermath of the defeat of Saddam Hussein. Dick Cheney and Colin Powell come to blows over America's role as occupying power, and General David Petraeus recalls the disastrous decision to disband the Iraqi army.

A Century on Film
52:22

A Century on Film: Who Let the Dictators Out?

Episode 3 The History Channel November 21, 2018

Media arts

Modern history

History

11-12
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World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history killing more than 50 million people. But the world was not driven into the tragedy of invasion by a single ...

World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history killing more than 50 million people. But the world was not driven into the tragedy of invasion by a single dictator. People with disdain for capitalism turned to fascism, and the world's big businesses supported the Nazi regime. How did people let the dictators come to power? Newly discovered footage brings to life a story of those who put their future in the hands of dictators and opened the gates to disaster.

Hipsters
2:13:02

Hipsters

SBS2 May 14, 2016

History

Modern HIstory

Media arts

11-12
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While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly coloured black-market ...

While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly coloured black-market clothing, adopting American nicknames and revelling in forbidden jazz. Straight-laced 20-year-old Mels finds these brazen 'hipsters' shocking until he falls under their spell.

Hunger
1:31:50

Hunger

SBS2 February 8, 2012

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

11-12
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The final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike, are chronicled in ...

The final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike, are chronicled in this historical drama, the first feature film from artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen.