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Kokoda The Spirit Lives

1h 34m

A feature-length documentary, walking in the footsteps of the “Diggers”, who in 1942, against all odds, preserved Australia’s freedom. A stunningly filmed, modern telling of the Kokoda story and its significance in the Pacific War. An exploration of the enduring spirit that sustained the Kokoda “Diggers” and which still inspires Australians today. A commemoration of the campaign’s 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign and the significant battles fought in Papua New Guinea.

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Lest We Forget What?

57m 03s

Lest we forget what on Anzac Day? Mythology? Or history? Kate Aubusson goes on a quest asking is it just sepia-tinted anecdotes of ANZAC spirit and derring-do or the real stories of ANZACS and WW1 based on fact and evidence?

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Lest We Forget What?

57m 03s

Lest we forget what on Anzac Day? Mythology? Or history? Kate Aubusson goes on a quest asking is it just sepia-tinted anecdotes of ANZAC spirit and derring-do or the real stories of ANZACS and WW1 based on fact and evidence?

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Lest We Forget What?

57m 03s

Lest we forget what on Anzac Day? Mythology? Or history? Kate Aubusson goes on a quest asking is it just sepia-tinted anecdotes of ANZAC spirit and derring-do or the real stories of ANZACS and WW1 based on fact and evidence?

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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 This is the battlefield that the ANZACS, withdrawn from Gallipoli, entered at the beginning of 1916.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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The Road To War

51m 37s

"The Road to War" uses elaborate re-enactments, fascinating Computer Generated Imagery and previously unseen archive footage to examine how the assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 came about and how Austria-Hungary used the death of the heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand, to start a war against Serbia. The film investigates how this regional conflict caused the Central Powers and the Triple Entente to enter the First World War.

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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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Spitfire Voices

51m 40s

If you ever wanted to know more about the amazing feat of engineering that potentially changed the course of World War II, this is the programme for plane enthusiasts everywhere.

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The Battle of Britain

51m 27s

By the end of June 1940 Britain stood alone in the war against Nazi Germany. Ahead lay a long hot summer as a battle for national survival was fought in the skies over Britain in full view of the population. Not only did Britain’s fate depend on the outcome of the battle but also the freedom of the rest of Europe and, ultimately, the outcome of the Second World War. Today the Battle of Britain stands as one of the pivotal moments in Britain’s long history

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The Search For USS Lagarto

55m 42s

A fierce WWII battle at sea, unreported for more than 60 years is revealed at the bottom of the Gulf of Thailand in HD underwater video. There lay the US submarine Lagarto and the remains of her 86 crewmen, whose families share how their husbands and fathers' disappearance shaped their lives.

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Spitfire Voices

51m 40s

If you ever wanted to know more about the amazing feat of engineering that potentially changed the course of World War II, this is the programme for plane enthusiasts everywhere.

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Spitfire Voices

51m 40s

If you ever wanted to know more about the amazing feat of engineering that potentially changed the course of World War II, this is the programme for plane enthusiasts everywhere.

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Monsieur Mayonnaise

58m 01s

Australian artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father’s clandestine role in the French Résistance in WWII and his mother’s miraculous escape en route to Auschwitz. Philippe, a Hollywood cult-horror movie director and pop-artist, adopts a Film Noir persona to tell his family’s story.

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Monsieur Mayonnaise

58m 01s

Australian artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father’s clandestine role in the French Résistance in WWII and his mother’s miraculous escape en route to Auschwitz. Philippe, a Hollywood cult-horror movie director and pop-artist, adopts a Film Noir persona to tell his family’s story.

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Hélène Berr: A Young Woman in Occupied Paris

52m 19s

April 1942, Hélène Berr, a 21-year-old student and a brilliant violonist, begins keeping a journal. She tells with great accuracy about the noose tightening: having to wear the yellow star, the Vel d’Hiv roundup, the daily consequences of the anti-Jewish law passed by the Vichy Government. Arrested with her parents, detained in the camp of Drancy and deported to Auchwitz on March 27th 1944, Hélène died in Bergen-Belsen at the age of 24.

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