Author Topic: The Great thread of Movies/Documentaries regarding WW1/WW2/Other conflicts  (Read 30142 times)

Offline Wasntmenl

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Thanks rawhide would be much appreciated  ;)

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Guys I have a Favour to ask does any one of you know any good documentaries concerning the war in Bosnia with the siege of sarajevo etc. I just came back from a trip concerning charity work and I know the history but still a good documentary would give a more clear image with footage from the actuall combat etc.
There is a book and a documentary series called "The Death of Yugoslavia". As you can see from the title, it deals with the entire conflict, not just Bosnia. But I can safely recommend it, great stuff! Explains a lot about the complex factors in the conflict.

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Seen a commercial on History Channel of a new documentary about Vietnam. Think its called ''Vietnam Lost Films''. They make it look like its similar to ''WWII Lost Films''.
Do not know if History Channel has a different program schedule for each country but its on in Holland on Wednesday at 22:00 local time.
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I just watched all 6 of the "The Death of Yugoslavia" documentary. Thank you slayer for recommending this one I know have much greater understanding of what happened in that war mainly politcally  ;)

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Glad you liked it :)

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"Spitfire Women"

About the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary who flew fighter-/bomberplanes from factorie to the front during the 2nd World War.

It's one of those typical "forgotten" stories. Apparently they were quite the adventurous trailblazers in a male-dominated world, which makes for some heartwarming television. Of course they were disbanded as soon as they weren't needed anymore, giving it all a sad aftertaste. Really cool seeing these ageing dames talk like, well, pilots basically. 

Loved this picture:


The Stirling is such a ugly mother. But in a good way.

Easy to find on isohunt an such, highly recommended.
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a few months ago i watched a low budget HBO movie called "When Trumpets Fade". Movie about hurtgen forest battle. Its a pretty intense movie.

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a few months ago i watched a low budget HBO movie called "When Trumpets Fade". Movie about hurtgen forest battle. Its a pretty intense movie.
That's actually one of the best movies about the western front in Europe. I show the 88 scene in class every year.

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A part of a documentary on the Churchill tank....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=snHVEGUbKxU#t=596s

Describing something that is common in FH 2... And we thought that BF2's silly physics were "unrealistic"  :P
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GENERALS AT WAR

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commanders_at_War

 I came across this fantastic series just last week & it was hands down the BEST documentary series i have seen reguarding some major battles of WW2 shown in a unique way.



EP 1: Battle of Singapore:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0Mcx1tdJ50

EP 2: Battle of Midway:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk_Lm1n9F10

EP 3: The Battle of El Alamein:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=logpeZbZ-vs

EP 4: Battle of Stalingrad:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyty_rYE5uI

EP 5: The Battle of Kursk:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FwwwV5Bi84

EP 6: Battle of the Bulge:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_HeshT_qk8&feature=relmfu


Enjoy!
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It is aired in NatGeo Channel Asia too.

Generals at War, IMO is a pretty good documentary for starters. I watched the El-Alamein, where they pitted Monty against Rommel and the Kursk, von Manstein vs. Zhukov.

Overall, it is very generalising, but in some aspects it is quite detailed. Like in El-Al episode particularly, I learned that German blood transfusion method is pretty outdated (sucking and delivering the blood from the donor to recipient using needle injections), while the British employed the current method of having cooled blood bags.

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Hear hear.

I saw one or two ep.'s last year but they apparently reran the series and I think I've seen 'm all now. I like the set up of this show, and it really gave me new insights into well known battles (not really big on academic analysis of books myself, I have to have it spelled out for me) and pretty detailed for a mainstream infochannel. Of course it is bound to the 50 minute format, but it's a good show with people who seem to know their shit.

Also, I love the look of it, with the cardboard figurines and stuff. It's surprisingly effective.

I hope they continue this for a new season. We've had the 'main' battles, now focus on the lesser known ones (or the non Allied biased ones, har har  - except for Singapore and Kursk they were all allied victories).
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Thanks for sharing Jimi, watched the first two episodes. Did not know anything about how the Battle of Singapore was fought in detail, so that was very interesting. Knew the basics about Midway already, but it sums up everything really nice and I like the look into the heads of the commanders and some detailed information here and there.