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41.

The Great War in Color: Art and Photography

Even though the technology existed to produce color at the time, most of the surviving films and photographs of the Great War were shot in black and white. Fortunately the advance of technology has allowed historians to revisit these amazing images and present them in color, resulting in a powerful documentary which provides a detailed look at the Great War as experienced through the eyes of those who were there. In addition, rare images produced by pioneers of color photography at work on both sides of the lines are featured, along with vivid works of war artists—both official and unofficial.
Online
2017; 2014
42.

Wings of Courage: A Nation Soars

More than 22,000 Canadians flew for the British Air Services in the First World War. This documentary looks back at Canada’s early aviator heroism from a personal and modern perspective. The personal perspective is colorfully captured from compelling stories provided by surviving relatives, or passionate supporters, of popular and lesser-known Canadian FWW pilots. The modern perspective is examined through biplane builders, FWW pilot enthusiasts, and Air Cadets who bring the past to the present during the construction and testing of two FWW replica biplanes.
Online
2017; 2016
43.

Nazi Attack on America

Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans.
Online
2017; 2015
44.

Arms Race

Humans began farming about 10,000 years ago. When crops failed, settlements faced a new threat—war. This documentary highlights innovations in humanity’s arms race, including converting agricultural tools into weapons; Egypt’s use of chariots and archers to increase speed and range; the Qin Dynasty crossbow; China’s guns and gunpowder innovations; and the Turkish use of artillery to destroy Constantinople. World War I inspired Alexander Fleming to discover penicillin, and the atomic bomb dropped on Japan during World War II was so destructive that it has not been used since—preventing nuclear warfare.
Online
2017; 2013
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Yom Kippur War

In 1973, the border conflicts arose again in the Middle East. Egypt and Syria coordinated a surprise attack on Israel, who mobilized troops, technology, and tactics with speed and precision.
Online
2017; 2003
46.

War in the East

This film is a complete overview of the Great War and also informs the viewer how the ending of WWI left the table set for WWII to erupt a generation later amongst the same combatants.
Online
2017; 2014
47.

Terrorism

The very nature of terrorism has changed. Suicide bombings, hijacking, violent attacks, and the taking of hostages have become standard.
Online
2017; 2003
48.

Agent Orange: Last Chapter of the Vietnam War

The use of the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War cast a dark shadow over both American veterans and Vietnamese citizens that still lingers.
Online
2017; 2014
49.

A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)

U.S. airpower makes the difference in halting a North Vietnamese offensive. After being re-elected, Nixon announces Hanoi has agreed to a peace deal. American prisoners of war will finally come home—to a bitterly divided country.
Online
2018; 2017
50.

Persian Gulf War: Part 1

Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait resulted in more than one million troops facing off against each other in the desert of the Persian Gulf. The Allied Coalition's air war, known as Operation Desert Storm, involved the most sophisticated technological weaponry available.
Online
2017; 2003
51.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

From this unimaginable hell came survivors of the attack. More than half a century has passed, yet the events of that day are as vividly painted in their memories as were the flames of Pearl Harbor against the morning sky. That was December 7, 1941. These are their stories. The stories of heroes from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Marines.
Online
2017; 2006
52.

Sekigahara: The Battle of the Samurai

Japan, 17th century. For several decades, the country has been torn by civil war. Ever since the death of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the five regents appointed to ensure the education and safety of his only son, Hideyori, age 5, have been wrestling for power. One of them, Ieyasu, gains the advantage, but only to see Mitsunari, who remains loyal to Hideyori, rise against him. Their armies meet at Sekigahara. But, Ieyasu has an ace up his sleeve. General Hideaki has assured him that in the midst of battle he will betray Mitsunari and join forces with him. The battle begins, but the outcome remains uncertain. Hideaki hesitates to betray Mitsunari and remains in the rear with his troops. Ieyasu then takes a daring and capital decision: he orders his men to fire upon Hideaki’s forces. Hideaki re [...]
Online
2017; 2016
53.

The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)

Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency. In Vietnam the war goes on.
Online
2018; 2017
54.

Alexander Becomes Great

4th century BC. Alexander III of Macedonia has just unified all the cities of Greece. He then embarks on a punitive expedition against Persia. With Egypt conquered and Alexandria founded, Alexander invades the vast Persian Empire of Darius III. Although greatly outnumbered, his troops win victory after victory. After Babylon, Alexander seizes the capital, Persepolis, and Darius is assassinated as he tries to flee. The victory by Alexander, henceforth known as the Great, is total. He steps into history and is now master of the entire known world. Alexander’s generals plead with him to pause before undertaking a fresh campaign: the troops are exhausted. Against all advice, Alexander decides to go on and launches his troops towards India. But the conquest of India is a conquest too far. [...]
Online
2017; 2016
55.

Drawn to Victory: A Nation Soars

If it wasn’t for attaching cameras to First World War biplanes the Allies may have not won the war, Canada and the world would have taken much longer to map, and Google Earth might not exist. This documentary surprisingly reveals that the greatest tactile weapon of the First World War was not a “weapon” in the traditional sense. Rather it was made of paper... accurate and reliable maps!
Online
2017; 2016
56.

The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)

With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the South. President Johnson escalates America’s military commitment, authorizing bombing of the North and deploying ground troops in the South.
Online
2018; 2017
57.

Déjà Vu (1958-1961)

Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. Vietnam is divided in two. Communists in the North aim to reunify the country, while America supports Diem’s untested regime in the South.
Online
2018; 2017
58.

The Desert War

Britain was at its lowest end in 1940 after the war in Africa. Diluted of armor, Britain could not give them support to combat future German aggression. In a theater of war, this was the battle of the Desert Rats, Mussolini turned his sights on an empire in Africa, an easy victory seemingly assured. Commonwealth truths and Britain began a bitter struggle to tear apart the Third Reich.
Online
2017; 2014
59.

Secret Science: Chemical and Biological Weapons

A revelatory documentary about Porton Down—the world-leading military and scientific base that specializes in chemical and biological warfare and the fight against global terrorism. This top-secret British military unit was first established in World War One in response to the terrifying advances of chemical warfare. It now helps fight against biological weapons, the Ebola bomb and global terrorism—and it was here that scientists proved to President Obama that sarin was being used in Syria. For the first time, Porton Down opens its doors to the public. Secret Science also explores the controversies that have engulfed Porton Down. How far should one unit go in the battle against chemical and biological warfare—and what happens when the enemy refuses to play by the Geneva Convention rules?
Online
2017; 2016
60.

Who Invited Us?

Are we imperialists? Do we fight for ideology or for investment? These questions are placed in an economic, politcal, and military context by producer Al Levin, winner of a DuPont award for Defense and Domestic Needs: Contest for Tomorrow.
Online
2018; 1970