Rangers were assigned to capture key lieutenants of Somali warlord Muhammad Farrah Aidid, but when two Black Hawk choppers were felled by rocket-propelled grenades, the U. The original uncut version.
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Based on the novel by Lothar G. Includes a making-of featurette; restored original stereo audio; and much more. A young man joins the army and fights in Vietnam, only to become a wheelchair-bound paraplegic resulting from battle. He then becomes a loud voice in the anti-war movement. A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. When her United States Army captain husband Bob goes to serve in Vietnam during the war, Sally Bender goes to work as a nurse in a veteran's hospital with her friend Violet, where she meets and begins to fall in love with an old high school friend, Luke Martin, who came home from Vietnam a paraplegic.
When Violet's brother, who came home from Vietnam mad, commits suicide, Luke's obsession becomes ending the war. Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared and revered Roman general, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome.
The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to extract his revenge and determine his destiny. Set in contemporary times. It is Dec. Hounded by superior British forces, his army decimated by disease, desertion and lack of funds, General George Washington faces the unthinkable: he is losing the war for American Independence.
A week later, on Christmas Eve, Washington will make one of the most courageous decisions in military history. Staking everything on a risky surprise attack against a garrison of battle-hardened Hessian mercenaries, Washington sets out across the ice-choked Delaware River. Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. Shows what happens to friendship and courage under stress.
The three Bielski brothers go into the forests to undertake the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of Polish Jews fleeing from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery, must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust.
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They take on the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of women, men, children and elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold, unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into powerful freedom fighters. Based on true events. Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in , during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich.
Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors. He challenges his expert on Japanese culture, General Fellers to provide evidence in ten short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a god by his people but accused of war crimes, should be punished or saved, as the fate of a nation waits.
Includes exclusive bonus material and special packaging. A young American man, with the help of a local who speaks weirdly broken English, journeys to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village that was ultimately razed by the Nazis. Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of April, As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Outnumbered and outgunned, 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.
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In , a hard-broiled major is ordered to defend Muc Wa, an unoccupied and seemingly unimportant Vietnamese military outpost left behind by the French. He, his idealistic young lieutenant, his mostly green soldiers, and their supporting force of Vietnamese volunteers are overwhelmed as they deal with ambushes, betrayals, and brutality. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy.
And Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised. As Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Frederickburg, and Chancellorsville. In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French comrades, who are commoners, in a daring escape.
Adventure story of three English soldier comrades battling the savage punjabs in India, and their lowly water-bearer, Gunga Din, who longs to be a soldier. Traces the life of Corrie Ten Boom, from the quiet years before World War II, to her work with the "underground" in helping to save the lives of countless Jewish families and her eventual arrest and imprisonment in one of Nazi Germany's most dreaded concentration camps.
A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier. During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. Danijel is a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla is a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees. They two knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other.
But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, and their allegiances uncertain. After the death of their mother, a set of twins make a life-altering discovery. The pair travels to the Middle East on a mission to uncover the truth about the father they thought was dead who is still very much alive, and the brother they never knew existed.
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Along the way they will piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazi leadership, including Adolph Hitler, at a movie premiere. American judge Daniel Haywood presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities.
But as graphic accounts of sterilization and murder unfold in the courtroom, mounting political pressure for leniency forces Haywood into making the most harrowing and difficult decision of his career. Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand. Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war.
Carolyn Gammon. Destined to Witness. Hans Massaquoi. A Company of Heroes. Marcus Brotherton. Scott S. Paul Cook.
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They Dared Return. Patrick K. The Longest Winter. Alex Kershaw. Kenneth Guthrie. Death in the Baltic. Cathryn J. Childhood in Postwar Germany. John Provan. Jack Goldstein. Gordon Williamson. Surviving the Reich.
Ivan L. The Enemy I Knew. Steven Karras. Rita Goldberg. Wolfhilde's Hitler Youth Diary Hedwig Hamer. Tatiana Danina. A Berliner's Luck. Fred A.
An Album of Memories. Tom Brokaw. Fatal Crossroads. Danny S. Follow Henry. Richard Coleman. Hitler in the Crosshairs. Maurice Possley. Hitler's Judas. Tom Lewis. History World. Two Shades of War. World War II. Mary Pope Osborne. Battle Rattle. Roger Boas. A Journey on My Own. Eric H. The War of Our Childhood. Wolfgang W. Russian Saga. George Oscar Lee. For the Fatherland. Ilsa Fanchin. Courage Born of Faith. Edward Boersma. Memoirs of a Girl from Berlin. Susanne Lang. Trust and Betrayal. Life Between Two Worlds Horst Uhse. My Memories of Berlin. Herbert R. The Past Is Always Present.
Lillian Belinfante Herzberg. KF Ritter. Final Delivery. Jeff Dawson.