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Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
25 Videos
Beyond
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Videos
Beyond
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Videos
Monarch
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
1 Video
BBC Future

News Videos

Suspects in Skripal poisoning claim they went to Salisbury to 'visit cathedral'

Suspects in Skripal poisoning claim they went to Salisbury to 'visit cathedral'

The prime suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have claimed they visited the UK as tourists.
Press Association
1min
War games take place between Nato countries

War games take place between Nato countries

A massive US-led war game seeing thousands of troops carrying out an exercise in countries bordering Russia's eastern flank is incredibly important, a senior American general has said.
Press Association
1min
Donald Trump calls off North Korea summit

Donald Trump calls off North Korea summit

US President Donald Trump has called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace.
Press Association
1min
GBP850m Sea Ceptor missile defence system enters into service

GBP850m Sea Ceptor missile defence system enters into service

New missile defence system Sea Ceptor, which will protect the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, has entered into service, the Defence Secretary will announce on Thursday.
Press Association
1min
Putin boasts of invulnerable nuclear weapons

Putin boasts of invulnerable nuclear weapons

President Vladimir Putin said Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that cannot be intercepted. This marks a technological breakthrough that would dramatically increase Russia's military capability.
Press Association
1min
Second World War bomb that caused chaos at London City airport detonated

Second World War bomb that caused chaos at London City airport detonated

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonate an unexploded Second World War bomb in the Thames estuary off Shoeburyness, Essex, after its discovery earlier this week in the King V George Dock close to London City Airport..
Press Association
1min
British and Estonian troops go head-to-head in war game

British and Estonian troops go head-to-head in war game

Gunshots and the thundering roar of armoured vehicles disturbed the silent snowy forests as British and Estonian troops went head-to-head in an ultimate winter war game.
Press Association
2mins
Bodies of Brits killed fighting IS in Syria return home

Bodies of Brits killed fighting IS in Syria return home

The bodies of two British men killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria have been repatriated to the UK. Sniper Jac Holmes and Oliver Hall, both 24, died one month apart last year while battling the extremist group in Raqqa.
Press Association
2mins
New Army recruitment ads criticised for 'neglecting main group of people interested in joining'

New Army recruitment ads criticised for 'neglecting main group of people interested in joining'

An Army advertising campaign promoting the emotional support available to recruits has been criticised for failing to target those most interested in joining the forces.
Press Association
1min
Former prisoner of war celebrates 100th birthday in new care home

Former prisoner of war celebrates 100th birthday in new care home

A former prisoner of war has celebrated his 100th birthday in style after being rescued from a failing care home. Charles Saunders reached the milestone on Saturday at his new residence - the Royal British Legion's (RBL) Maurice House home in Kent.
Press Association
1min
Women Against ISIS

Women Against ISIS

In the war against ISIS, the only movement combatting the jihadists with any effectiveness on the ground is the Kurdish resistance army. This movement is made up of both men and women fighters forcing back the jihadists and reclaiming the land.
Java Films
53mins
Born in Syria

Born in Syria

Since civil war started in Syria in 2011, an estimated nine million Syrians have fled their homes, half of them children. This feature length film follows seven young children for a year to witness the crisis through their eyes.
Java Films
57mins
Pozieres

Pozieres

A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, and a twentieth century tragedy for Australia.
Umbrella
52mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 1

Devil's Brigade - Part 1

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 2

Devil's Brigade - Part 2

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 4

Devil's Brigade - Part 4

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 3

Devil's Brigade - Part 3

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Defeating ISIS: The Impossible Coalition

Defeating ISIS: The Impossible Coalition

This exclusive film reveals exactly why a coalition of 26 international powers, overseen by the United States, has yet to overthrow 30,000 ISIS jihadists.
Java Films
56mins
SR-71 Blackbird - How to Fly the World's Fastest Plane

SR-71 Blackbird - How to Fly the World's Fastest Plane

During the Cold War, the US Air Force operated the world's fastest air-breathing aircraft - the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Colonel Rich Graham tells BBC Future what made it so special.
BBC Future
5mins
Future Thinking - Is World Peace Possible?

Is World Peace Possible?

We have witnessed fewer and fewer wars between countries since 1945, and so there is no reason to doubt that they could disappear like other horrifying acts.
BBC Future
4mins
Attack Force Z

Attack Force Z

In this fast moving, action-packed World War II adventure, Mel Gibson commands an elite military team dispatched during WWII to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane.
Umbrella
90mins
Angels of War

Angels of War

Angels of War captures the experiences of villagers who lived through the Papua New Guinea campaign.
Ronin
52mins
Winning World War I

Winning World War I

Winning World War I is a moving dramatisation of the landmark book, The Western Front Diaries, written by historian Dr Jonathan King.
Ronin
93mins
USS Franklin: Honor Restored

USS Franklin: Honor Restored

The USS Franklin (CV-13). The men in the American Pacific fleet knew her as 'Big Ben'. She is known throughout history as 'The Ship That Wouldn't Die'. Even now, the very name Franklin spawns a tidal wave of emotion for all involved.
Janson Media
54mins
The Wereth Eleven

The Wereth Eleven

During World War II, 1.2 million African-Americans served in America's Armed Forces. Fully 125,000 served overseas. 708 were killed. Among these were The Wereth Eleven. Their story was lost to history. Until now.
Janson Media
59mins
The Afghan Solution

The Afghan Solution

The Afghan Solution is the story of a people left behind by their newly minted government. The film is a powerful and informative warning about the dangers of believing that a central government can address the gravely important issues Afghans face.
Janson Media
56mins
B-17: Flying Legend

B-17: Flying Legend

During World War II America fought a fearsome battle over the skies in Europe. And it was one plane that overcame all the odds and prove that persistence was a much greater power than fear. This airplane was the B-17 Flying Fortress.
Janson Media
52mins
Special Ops

Special Ops

Following the incredible mission to get Osama Bin Laden, Special Ops goes inside Seal Team 6 training and meets these brave warriors as they prepare for future assignments.
Janson Media
47mins
A Second Knock at the Door

A Second Knock at the Door

This award-winning documentary offers a rare glimpse into the lives of military families dealing with the loss of loved ones to friendly fire.
Invisible
92mins
Shadows of Afghanistan

Shadows of Afghanistan

This is the epic history of Afghanistan seen through the eyes of an Afghan warrior, independent filmmakers and a small group of journalists, two who died covering the story.
Invisible
90mins
Combat at Sea - Rescue

Rescue

Follow the course of 20th century rescue missions, and reveals the strategies that keep fighting forces alive. Witness the largest rescue mission in history when a volunteer armada rescues trapped soldiers at Dunkirk in WWII.
Beyond
48mins
Combat at Sea - The Admirals

The Admirals

The story of two of history's greatest admirals, Japan's Isoroku Yamamoto and the United States' Chester Nimitz, and how they led their fleets in the battle for the Pacific in World War II.
Beyond
47mins
Combat at Sea - The Gunboats

The Gunboats

Hear the dramatic stories of the ships that go where the large ones can't. Witness the daring, dramatic rescue of General MacArthur by a squadron of PT boats in WWII. Relive the dangerous gunboat patrols through the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
Beyond
48mins
Combat at Sea - Marines

Marines

The story of what it means to be a Marine - and what it takes. Follow recruits as they endure the institution of "boot camp" and find out why it's so tough.
Beyond
49mins
Combat at Sea - The Destroyers

The Destroyers

The greatest triumphs of these ships in 20th century naval battles. See the destroyer used in every theatre in WWII, from shore bombardment at the beaches in Normandy on D-Day to fending off Kamikaze attacks at Okinawa.
Beyond
48mins
Combat at Sea - Carrier Victory

Carrier Victory

The story of the strategic change in the aircraft carrier's role as support vessel prior to World War II. Watch as the Japanese and Americans race for supremacy of this new offensive weapon.
Beyond
47mins
Combat at Sea - Great Carrier Battles Of WWII

Great Carrier Battles Of WWII

Watch the aircraft carrier's rise to dominance during crucial engagements of WWII. From the attack on Italian battleships anchored at Taranto to Pearl Harbour to the Doolittle Raids.
Beyond
48mins
Combat at Sea - Amphibious Assault

Amphibious Assault

Recount dramatic shore assaults from the disaster of Gallipoli to the massive D-Day invasion of WWII.
Beyond
47mins
Combat at Sea - Submarines

Submarines

The under-sea weapons of secrecy and terror. Recount the awesome destructive power of the German U-boats in WWII, and follow the Cold War race to build submarines of superior speed, stealth and lethal capability.
Beyond
47mins
Combat at Sea - WWII Pacific Heroes

WWII Pacific Heroes

The stories of men whose courage in the face of battle earned them distinction from their country.
Beyond
47mins
Combat at Sea - Naval Aviators

Naval Aviators

Witness the tradition and glory by profiling the stories of famous aviators from around the world.
Beyond
47mins
Combat at Sea - Supercarriers

Supercarriers

Presents the thrilling story of the most awesome surface vessel in naval combat. See how the great navies of the world design their supercarriers for intense combat.
Beyond
49mins
Combat at Sea - The Battleships

The Battleships

Relive the action in the story of the greatest and most powerful warships built in the 20th century: Great Britain's "Dreadnought", Germany's "Bismarck", Japan's "Yamato", and many more.
Beyond
47mins
Air Combat - The Spy Planes

The Spy Planes

A futuristic projectile roars over an isolated desert... Come along on the super-secret spy missions with the men who designed these fascinating planes.
Beyond
45mins
Air Combat - Combat from the Cockpit

Combat from the Cockpit

Join the air war in Vietnam as dedicated pilots perform their dangerous missions.
Beyond
46mins
Air Combat - Vietnam Choppers

Vietnam Choppers

Helicopters proved indispensable in the treacherous jungles and swamplands of Vietnam.
Beyond
45mins
Air Combat - Marine Aviators

Marine Aviators

The acknowledged specialists in close air support of ground troops, marine aviators often dropped bombs within yards of beleaguered friendly forces.
Beyond
55mins
Air Combat - Pilots of Fortune

Pilots of Fortune

Stories of patriotic mercenaries who joined up to fight before their countries went to war.
Beyond
45mins