My attention was brought to a war documentary that I had never heard of last week called 'Shooting War'.....It was a real eye opener and I'd recommend you watch it...Its on Youtube....
Theres a Documentary on at the moment on Ch4 (British) called 'The Great Escape The Reckoning'.....Heres a paragraph from the intro....
'This is the story beyond the Hollywood legend: the remorseless hunt throughout Europe for the men who murdered the Great Escapers, in a dark mission of detection and revenge that lasted into the 1960s.'
Just seen 'Into the Storm'.......a biographical 'Docudrama'......Brilliant portrayal of Churchill by Brendan Gleeson about Churchill through the war years......Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant..
Documentary on Naval air combat culminating in a step by step narration of the raid on Taranto by the British flying Swordfish biplanes......
Quote from the documentary...."Despite flying the old fashionrd 'stringbag' (swordfish) the British pilots were 6 times more effective than their Japanese counterparts in their all metal monoplanes"
Fascinating Documentary.....a must for B29 fans.....
For those that couldn't see this because it was only viewable in the UK.....here's the Ewan Mcgregor Battle of Britain Documentary......a must watch!
and the follow up documentary 'Bomber Boys'
And someone has uploaded the 'Churchills Darkest Decision' documentary about the contravercial destroying of the fFrench fleet by the Royal navy after the French surrender.....Fascinating but sad episode of WWII....
PS...I had to install a media player called 'DivX' to watch this.....worth it though...
The Airmen and the HeadHunters
Another WWII documentary...This one is about the crew of a B24 that get hit by flak and parachute into the Borneo jungle and land amongst the 'Headhunters'......tribes that traditionally collect the heads of their beaten enemies.....Well worth a watch...
Brilliant docu about the women from the UK , US Poland andother countries that delivered Spitfires and other aircraft (including 4 engined heavies) around the British isles during the war....
I've just watched it here but that will only be a link for UK....I'll keep looking for it elsewhere....
Well worth a looksee and a big eye opener about this unusual part of the war that many will not be aware of...
BBC Docu-Drama (in 2 parts of 90 minutes each) about the sinking and subsequent rescue of the passangers aboard the R.M.S Laconia
Sorry, I could only find a trailer of this film.
The crew aboard the U-156 who initially sunk the ship (12 September 1942) and on realising that the ship was full of Italian POWs and civilians commenced a rescue operation and were also joined by other U-Boats in the area. All the U-Boats that were involved remained above the water line and tied lifeboats to themselves under red cross flags and banners on their decks. The U-156 radioed for help in english and was eventually spotted by a B24 of the U.S Army which fired on them after instructions forcing the U-Boats to submerge. Over half the survivors died.
A fascinating story of compassion and military blunders.