Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War: On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases on the island of Cuba, 90 miles off the shores of Florida. The events of the next tension-filled 13 days, known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, struck fear across the globe as the world teetered on the edge of nuclear disaster. The fate of the planet ultimately lay in the hands of three powerful men: Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy. Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War explores the roles the three leaders played during some of the most dangerous moments in history, set against the human stories of ordinary men in the field such as the Soviet man who shot down the U2 piloted by U.S. Air Force Major Rudolf Anderson on the worst day of the crisis. The film features interviews with key witnesses and experts, including Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier; Ted Sorensen, former member of the renowned Executive Committee of the U.S. National Security Council; former KGB and CIA operatives; and Captain Jerry Coffee, the reconnaissance pilot who made a split second decision to veer off course in Cuba and revealed a new type of nuclear weapon that could have annihilated invading American forces. An edge-of-your seat tale of espionage and intrigue at the highest level, Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War offers perspective on one of the most harrowing times in modern history.
American War Generals: Powell. McChrystal. McCaffrey. Petraeus. Clark. For the first time, National Geographic Channel gathers the nation's leading war generals for an unprecedented look at 50 years of military history, from the Vietnam War to America's war on Al-Qaeda. This special about American War Generals reveals never-before-heard stories and insightful opinions from eleven active and retired U.S. Army generals. Their accounts take us through the big changes that have transformed the U.S. military from the first troops to enter Vietnam to the last combat troops to exit Afghanistan, explaining the critical personal experiences that shaped their lives and the way they approached modern warfare.
As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own kingdom in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he...
Rescue Force: Terrorists strike, an American agent is executed, and our ambassador and his daughter taken hostage. Sounds like a job for Steel's Angels, a crack anti terrorist outfit led by Lt.Col. Steel (retired Lt. Col. Us Army Special Force and much decorated Vietnam war hero) and fronted by some of the sexiest commando's ever to pick up a submachine gun. State-of-the-art weaponry, rockets, fighter planes and action climax that rivals anything on film make RESCUE FORCE a must see for action film fans everywhere.
On the morning of December 7, 1941, a surprise attack by the Japanese naval aviation against the American held island of Oahu and Pearl Harbor thrust the United States into World War II. Within hours of this dawn attack, a meticulously planned campaign was launched to secure vast regions of Eastern Asia and the Western Pacific.
In a world teetering on the edge of self destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimmage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history.
A compelling cultural documentary, set in the mystic country of Nepal. Guided by child's rights activist, Visma Raj Paudel, as he struggles to bring justice to Nepal's forgotten children.
From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany's final surrender, "Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of WWII" narrated by Hal Holbrook, reveals the critical role gliders played in World War II offensives.
Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.
The trials and tribulations of a group of experimental aircraft test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base at the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s.
A lifelong mercenary commander and weapons expert played by George Lazenby is commissioned to train an army for an exiled African leader...
In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive...
A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy...
Honor Flight chronicles a community coming together to honor World War II veterans. The film follows a team of Midwest volunteers as they race against the clock to send every local WWII veterans to see the memorials built in their honor.
A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities...
A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.
An elite band of mercenaries is caught behind enemy lines and left for dead. When their mission leader escapes war torn Sector 4, he pledges to return, leaving "No One Left Behind."
In the North African desert in World War II, a damaged American fighter plane that is unable to take off tries to evade and destroy a pursuing Nazi tank.
The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.
On the run from pursuing soldiers, a man hides in a small European town.
During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner...
A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot...