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Combat Forces - S01 E01 - Artillery

22m 59s

Artillery is known as the King of Battle and for over 100 years it has played a pivotal role in combat. In this fascinating episode we learn how artillery works, what ammunition it fires and how it plays an important role in modern combat. We join gunners preparing for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan who are on exercise.

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Combat Forces - S01 E02 - First Ten Combat Missins

23m 00s

In the Vietnam War the USAF discovered that 90% of their casualties occurred during pilots first 10 missions. So a specialized training exercise was developed to provide pilots with the same combat missions they could expect in their first 10 missions. The results are incredible.

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ANZACS, in the face of war

51m 58s

ANZACS In the Face of War' presents a cultural snapshot of of Australia and New Zealand at the outbreak of war. The legacy of WWI the shared experiences and expectations of WWII. Including ANZAC history/background; portrait of a Nation; mobilisation and defence, under attack, relief in sight and presents Heroes in focus.

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ANZAC Battlefields - The Western Front - Season 1 Episode 1 - Whitsunday Islands

25m 59s

Where is the Western Front? Why did two vast armies dig in, extending lines of trenches from the Channel ports almost to the Alps? All of this happened in the first weeks of the war so that by mid-September the German attack had faltered on the Marne and the situation became stalemated. This is the battlefield that the ANZACS, withdrawn from Gallipoli, entered at the beginning of 1916.

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ANZAC Battlefields - The Western Front - Season 1 Episode 4 - Gold Coast

26m 41s

One of the most notorious killing fields of WWI - Passchendaele. We walk where the battalions fought and where the artillery sank in liquid mud. In the midst of the battle one of Australia’s greatest soldiers, then Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Morshead, wrote "things are bloody, very bloody". The losses were enormous - on October 12th the New Zealand Division lost 2,800 men, the bloodiest day in that country’s military history.

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ANZAC Battlefields - The Western Front - Season 1 Episode 2 - Tropical North

26m 32s

Industrial warfare at its most terrifying, gas, tanks, machine guns, barbed wire, the ANZACS find themselves fully acquainted with the texture of war on the Western Front in a series of murderous battles at Pozières where the Australians lose 12,000 men. At Flers in the battle of the Somme the New Zealanders experience great success advancing 2.5 kilometres but the price was high the loss of 2,000 casualties.

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ANZAC Battlefields - The Western Front - Season 1 Episode 5 - Brisbane

26m 35s

The German’s launched the massive Operation Michael on an 80 kilometre front on March 21st 1918, the greatest offensive of the war. We hear stories of desperate defence and the crumbling of the Allied line, we meet great characters like New Zealand’s most famous soldier Richard Travis, the unorthodox "king of no-man’s land". And we reach what is, for many, the defining moment in Australia’s war: Villers-Bretonneux.

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Qatar's Horse Guard

56m 32s

In 2009, the Emir of Qatar decided to create a mounted guard on horseback. Training 15 young soldiers in record time, with some of whom never having been near a horse, is a real challenge. Thierry Delavaud, former commander of the French Republican Guard, was entrusted with this mission. A human, equestrian and linguistic adventure.

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Combat Forces - S01 E19 - Simulated Warfare

23m 00s

High technology is changing the modern battlefield. It is also changing training. In this episode we examine the different types of simulators and other related technology that is being used to help make soldiers more battle ready. Ready to win in combat!

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Combat Forces - S01 E26 - Elite Forces

23m 00s

Elite Forces are those specially trained and prepared personnel that conduct missions far outside the norm. From Special Operation Forces to uniquely qualified units that have specific objectives, these elite forces can do it all - no matter where or when.

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Combat Forces - S01 E23 - Navy Divers

23m 00s

At sea when your propeller is wrapped in fishing nets or in combat if the enemy has attached mines to your ship, there is one specially trained sailor who goes beyond duty to help save the day. Ship divers. Though only a secondary duty, ships divers are charged with saving the ship and even saving lives in rescue missions. We learn about their training and missions in this episode.

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Combat Forces - S01 E12 - Combat Fitness

23m 00s

Combat requires that soldiers be tough, capable of strength and good cardio-vascular endurance. Combat fitness is the specialized training that is given to soldiers to help them survive. We learn why this is important and how this training is even adapted for civilians.

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Combat Forces - S01 E17 - Damage Control School

23m 00s

Fire and floods, the true danger at sea for sailors. At specialized training facilities, NATO sailors learn how to fight the two most common threats to any warship or submarine. From fighting fireballs to patching holes in the dark, sailors are put to the test at damage control schools. You can feel the heat, the cold and see their fear as they struggle to save their ship.

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Combat Forces - S01 E16 - Coalition Training

23m 00s

Today, as in the past, one of the best means to enter combat is with allies. Today military forces work together to fight enemies in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan. In preparation for these deployments they are constantly training with one another in joint operations. This cooperation and understanding of each other operating procedures are critical to their success in battle.

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Combat Forces - S01 E15 - Reconnaissance

23m 00s

Knowledge is one of the key elements of success in combat - knowing an enemies strengths and weaknesses. Reconnaissance units are specialty-trained soldiers and marines who go behind enemy lines to gather intelligence about the enemy force. We learn about their specialized training.

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Combat Forces - S01 E04 - Stealth Submarines

23m 00s

Today nuclear subs dominate the seas...yet their biggest threat is a diesel submarine. The modern diesel submarine is capable of a wide range of capabilities and it is known for its incredible stealth. We learn more about why they are so lethal in the dark depths of the Norwegian Fiords while on a NATO exercise inside a modern diesel submarine.

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Combat Forces - S01 E07 - Urban Warfare

23m 00s

House-to-house combat is one of the most brutal and intense types of land warfare. Recent conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia and Iraq have reinforced the need for training in this specialized skill set. At urban warfare training facilities throughout the world, we learn first-hand what it takes to survive!

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Combat Forces - S01 E05 - Heavy Armour

23m 00s

Modern tanks are the equivalent of chariots on the battlefields of today. In Iraq and Afghanistan they are soldiers saviors or an enemy's nightmare. We join tank crews from several nations as they train for deployment to overseas hotspots. This is the extreme edge of firepower!

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Combat Forces - S01 E08 - Fighter Pilots

23m 00s

Air-to-air combat is one the principle war fighting skills a new pilot must learn. At a massive international air exercise we join crews from several countries as they learn the basics of air combat and what it takes to survive. We also learn about the technology of modern fighter jets.

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My War

1h 37m

Attention shocking documentary! My War tells the daily life of Westerners who joined the Kurdish forces to fight Daesh in Syria. Need Glory? Adrenaline? Why leave a peaceful life to go to hell?

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My War

1h 37m

Attention shocking documentary! My War tells the daily life of Westerners who joined the Kurdish forces to fight Daesh in Syria. Need Glory? Adrenaline? Why leave a peaceful life to go to hell?

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A l'école de l'engagement : Les Parachutistes

50m 40s

In order to adapt to the forms of combat that appeared in the early 2000s, specific training centers for those engaged were created. Paratroopers from the four components of the French Army receive intense training at the Airborne Troop School (ETAP) in Pau, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Trainees agreed to be filmed.

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Cold War Peacemaker: Story of the Convair B-36

56m 03s

Cold War Peacemaker is the amazing and unique story of the development of the B-36 very-long-long-range nuclear bomber. From its beginnings during WWII, through construction in a former wild-west cattle town and deployment into the Cold War, the story of the Convair B-36 and how it intimidated the Soviet Union is a fascinating study in politics and technology.

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Combat Forces - S01 E25 - Pathfinders

23m 00s

Since World War Two there has existed a small but effective group of paratroopers trained to go behind enemy lines. Their principal job is to light the way" for massive air insertion missions or paratrooper operations. But they do far more than that. From ambushes to intelligence gathering, Pathfinders in most NATO armies are specially trained to tackle difficult and dangerous missions. They are absolutely deadly soldiers who can get the job done."

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Combat Forces - S01 E18 - Navy Boarding Party

14m 56s

Boarding other ships has been around since the dawn of combat at sea. Today, sailors must train to do far more than their ancestors. They must enforce embargoes; deal with pirates armed with missiles and catch smugglers. It is dangerous work. We visit some of the worlds best training facilities to understand more of what it takes to be a member of a modern Naval Boarding Party.

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Combat Forces - S01 E22 - 82nd Airborne

22m 59s

Paratroopers are known as force multipliers, shock troops, hell from above. These uniquely trained and incredibly hardy soldiers are tougher, faster and deadlier than normal foot soldiers. They can go where others cannot, jumping from aircraft from as low as 600 feet behind enemy lines in the darkness of night. We join soldiers the members of the famed 82nd Airborne as they train for future combat.

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Combat Forces - S01 E21 - Airborne Artillery

23m 00s

Artillery is known as the hammer of the battlefield because of the awesome firepower it can bring down on an enemy. Imagine if that same firepower could be mobile and dropped behind enemy lines? That is the premise behind airborne artillery, a specialized force charged with supporting soldiers with long distance firepower. We go to Fort Bragg NC to learn about this unique warfare discipline.

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Combat Forces - S01 E20 - Full Spectrum Warfare

22m 58s

Whether at sea, in the air or on land, modern warfare happens in all environments. In this special episode we examine the different types of training that occurs to deal with multi-environment warfare. A type of combat that has come be to known as Full Spectrum Warfare.

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Combat Forces - S01 E11 - Basic Training

22m 59s

Every soldier, sailor and airmen has to pass one hurdle before coming a member of the military - basic training. This episode examines the physical and psychological tests and training that occur in basic training. The training that takes civilians and molds them into the warriors of the future!

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Combat Forces - S01 E14 - Infantry Fighting Vehicles

23m 03s

Bullets, shrapnel, and IEDs, all are dangers for Infantry. Modern military forces have designed a new generation of armor to help protect soldiers from the dangers of battle - Infantry Fighting Vehicles. This fascinating episode examines the progress of technology since the Second World War that has led to some of the incredibly versatile and lethal weapon systems known as Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

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Combat Forces - S01 E10 - Combat Medics

23m 00s

In the field of honor there is one group that stands above the rest, combat medics. They are there to help aid the wounded soldier, even if it is under heavy fire. We travel to several medic schools and participate in their training exercises to learn what it takes to save lives and make a difference for their comrades.

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Combat Forces - S01 E24 - Combat Trauma Care

23m 00s

Most wounded soldiers die on the battlefield within minutes if they don't receive the right medical care. Medics are not always there. So military leaders have developed specialized medical training known as Combat Casualty Care. This special training is for all soldiers because IEDs and other types of bombs are killing far too many. Many who would have survived if they had the right medical training.

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Combat Forces - S01 E06 - Snipers

23m 00s

Silent, covert, deadly; they are every battle commander's secret weapon. Snipers are the long range killers on the battlefield. We travel to several renowned sniper schools to see them train, learn about their advanced technology weapons and unique field craft.

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Combat Forces - S01 E09 - Paratroopers

22m 59s

Airborne soldiers are known as force multipliers because of their unique capabilities. Dropped behind enemy lines they can secure bridges or conduct ambushes. We learn more about what it takes to be a paratrooper at two of the best airborne schools in the world.

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Afghanistan, the price of revenge

1h 26m

In October 2001 the United States launched the war against Afghanistan, with the whole world by its side, in an act of self-defence after the attacks of 9/11. Today, the troops of the coalition are gradually packing up. They lost over 3000 soldiers and leave behind a country on the brink of civil war and bloodshed… The official rhetoric has not stood up to the stark reality on the ground. Bin Laden? Found and killed…elsewhere, in Pakistan.

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Cold War Peacemaker: Story of the Convair B-36

56m 03s

Cold War Peacemaker is the amazing and unique story of the development of the B-36 very-long-long-range nuclear bomber. From its beginnings during WWII, through construction in a former wild-west cattle town and deployment into the Cold War, the story of the Convair B-36 and how it intimidated the Soviet Union is a fascinating study in politics and technology.

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Afghanistan 1979, the war that changed the world

57m 49s

40 years ago, in December 1979, Soviet troops entered Afghanistan. This was a pivotal event in the history of the 20th century; it launched Bin Laden and Al Qaeda… It was the war that changed the world. ... Despite its “limits”, the war lasted ten years and played a key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Afghanistan 1979, the war that changed the world

57m 49s

40 years ago, in December 1979, Soviet troops entered Afghanistan. This was a pivotal event in the history of the 20th century; it launched Bin Laden and Al Qaeda… It was the war that changed the world. ... Despite its “limits”, the war lasted ten years and played a key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Afghanistan, the price of revenge

1h 26m

In October 2001 the United States launched the war against Afghanistan, with the whole world by its side, in an act of self-defence after the attacks of 9/11. Today, the troops of the coalition are gradually packing up. They lost over 3000 soldiers and leave behind a country on the brink of civil war and bloodshed… The official rhetoric has not stood up to the stark reality on the ground. Bin Laden? Found and killed…elsewhere, in Pakistan.

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Des Hommes d'Honneur - Sauvetage à Haut Risque : Montagne

26m 40s

They are a handful of men and women who risk their lives every day to save the lives of others. Discovery of the specialized rescue units of the Ministry of Defense. These high-risk rescue specialists carry out 50,000 interventions per year to help 65,000 victims. The High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon intervenes on different sites: ice cascades, rapids, underground ... A dangerous job, but not as much as the behavior of some mountain people...

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Air Force : The Sky Warriors

1h 29m

Elite corps of the French army, 56,000 men make up the ranks of the top secret Air Force. What are the precise missions of these soldiers? Air defense, public service missions, operations abroad: yesterday in Ivory Coast, they ensured the safety of the inhabitants during the crisis which divided the country. Today in Mali, they are an integral part of Operation Serval.

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Tokyo Trial : Judging Japan

56m 52s

The Tokyo Trial – or the "International Military Tribunal for the Far East" - had been convened in 1946 to prosecute the leaders of the Empire of Japan for war crimes. It was to be the Nuremberg trial of the Far East, decided upon by the Allies to avenge decades of misery and death. But it would prove to be divisive from the start, the more so, since each of the judges represented one of the nations which had been at war with Japan.

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Air Force : The Sky Warriors

1h 29m

Elite corps of the French army, 56,000 men make up the ranks of the top secret Air Force. What are the precise missions of these soldiers? Air defense, public service missions, operations abroad: yesterday in Ivory Coast, they ensured the safety of the inhabitants during the crisis which divided the country. Today in Mali, they are an integral part of Operation Serval.

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History of Tanks

51m 22s

Documenting the changing face of tank warfare over the past 100 years, this fascinating documentary is not to be missed by those with an interest in military history and weapon development.

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Erdogan, the rise to absolute power

52m 29s

The documentary tells the story of the slow transformation of a man. Once democratic and pro-European, he is now a reactionary head of state with autocratic aims. From the abrupt cessation of Turkey's EU accession talks in 2010 to the colossal purges destabilizing the country today, we are studying the implementation of a ruthless strategy aimed at making the Turkish president the new Sultan of the Middle East.

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Love, hate & propaganda : the war on terror EP 1

42m 19s

The 9-11 attacks on America left its citizens in a state of shock. President George W. Bush responded by declaring "war on terror". This two-part documentary looks at the role propaganda played leading up to 9-11 and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is a story of hearts and minds won and lost on a battlefield that has no boundaries.

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Erdogan, the rise to absolute power

52m 29s

The documentary tells the story of the slow transformation of a man. Once democratic and pro-European, he is now a reactionary head of state with autocratic aims. From the abrupt cessation of Turkey's EU accession talks in 2010 to the colossal purges destabilizing the country today, we are studying the implementation of a ruthless strategy aimed at making the Turkish president the new Sultan of the Middle East.

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Love, hate & propaganda : the war on terror EP 2

42m 03s

The 9-11 attacks on America left its citizens in a state of shock. President George W. Bush responded by declaring "war on terror". This two-part documentary looks at the role propaganda played leading up to 9-11 and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is a story of hearts and minds won and lost on a battlefield that has no boundaries.

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