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Ken Burns: The Civil War

1990 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This documentary masterpiece from Ken Burns depicts the strategies and action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of generals, field soldiers, politicians, heroes and a beleaguered president. The Emmy-winning miniseries begins by looking at the factors that led to the firing on Fort Sumter, and covers specific notable battles, climaxing with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender and Pres. Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
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Ken Burns: The War

2007 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick bring the harrowing history of World War II to life through the personal accounts of a handful of participants from four "typical" American towns -- proving nothing was typical during this terrible time. Historical footage and photographs combine with realistic sound effects to create visceral scenes of the battles at Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and more in this seven-part PBS presentation.
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Ken Burns: The Civil War Poster

Ken Burns: The Civil War

1990 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This documentary masterpiece from Ken Burns depicts the strategies and action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of generals, field soldiers, politicians, heroes and a beleaguered president. The Emmy-winning miniseries begins by looking at the factors that led to the firing on Fort Sumter, and covers specific notable battles, climaxing with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender and Pres. Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
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Ken Burns: The War

2007 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

A seven-part series brings World War II to life through the harrowing personal accounts of a handful of soldiers and others from "typical" American towns, recreating visceral scenes of the battles at Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and more.
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Secrets of the Dead: Churchill's Deadly Decision

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In the summer of 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was faced with a difficult decision after France's capitulation to Germany. Unless Churchill acted, warships of the French Navy harbored in Algeria would fall into Hitler's hands.
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World Without End

2012 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

With 14th-century England as the backdrop, this epic sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth" picks up events 200 years later as the king leads the country into the Hundred Years War, and the plague begins to spread throughout Europe.
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World Without End

2012 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

With 14th-century England as the backdrop, this epic sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth" picks up events 200 years later as the king leads the country into the Hundred Years War, and the plague begins to spread throughout Europe.
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Masterpiece Classic: The Diary of Anne Frank

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In this production based on the classic book, teenager Anne Frank tells, in her own words, how she and her Jewish family hid from the Nazis during World War II. As time drags on, they must balance the fear of their situation and "normal" family life
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Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

2005 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This six-part documentary series tackles one of World War II's -- and history's -- most disquieting and repugnant subjects: the Holocaust and its infamous killing factory, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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Future Weapons: Season 2

2007 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Witness cutting-edge technology on display as ex-Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz puts futuristic weapons to the test. As he travels around the world, Mack meets interesting inventors and examines the science that allows these weapons to work. Smart missiles, precision lasers, unmanned combat vehicles, sniper detection systems and electromagnetic rail guns are just a few of the amazing devices Mack gets to try out.
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Secrets of SEAL Team 6

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

For three decades, the elite government operatives of SEAL Team 6 have existed under the radar, but now, their cover is blown. Discover the classified information the government doesn't want to reveal and learn the secrets of these extreme warriors.
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Combat Zone

2007 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Each of the 13 episodes in this absorbing Military Channel series tells the story of a single armed conflict -- some famous, some little-known -- between 1950 and 2005 from the perspective of the participants. These tales of valor include Operation Desert Storm in 1991, the invasion of Grenada in 1983, a patrol boat rescue in Vietnam in 1969, the Battle of Najaf in Iraq in 2004 and the Battle of Inchon in Korea in 1950.
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Combat Zone

2007 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Gear up for this documentary series that examines a variety of battles -- from strategic operations to tactical missions -- that the United States military has fought in locations across the globe, including Korea, Vietnam, Grenada and Iraq.
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Weaponology: Season 1

2007 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

From the simplicity of a Molotov cocktail to the awe-inspiring power of a nuclear missile, follow the history of weapons technology with this comprehensive documentary produced for the Military Channel. Each segment explores a different offensive or defensive armament, using archive footage to reveal its use in combat. Military historians describe the impact of the featured weapon and how arms evolved from one military conflict to the next.
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Secrets of the Dead: World's Biggest Bomb

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In 1951, the world's largest hydrogen bomb was detonated at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. This documentary investigation of the blast's fallout (both literal and otherwise) includes testimony from witnesses as well as archival footage.
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Future Weapons: Season 1

2006 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Ex-Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz takes viewers on a fascinating journey around the globe, exploring the imaginative yet deadly world of futuristic weaponry and the bizarre minds of those who conceive such inventive destruction. Captivating and chilling, the series illustrates the devastation inflicted by weapons such as the Massive Ordnance Air Burst, the Sensor Fuzed Weapon, the thermobaric bomb and the Metal Storm automatic rifle.
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Weaponology

2007 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

First came tools, then weapons. For as long as humans have existed, they've been battling one thing or another -- mostly each other. This Military Channel series focuses on the lethal forces we've used to exert dominance, from fire to nukes.
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Nova: 3D Spies of WWII

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

During World War II, Hitler's scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Allied intelligence pored over millions of air photos shot over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. With 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the photo spies saw, NOVA tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.
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Island at War

2004 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Set on a fictional slice of the Channel Islands, this engrossing series follows three families caught on the islands at the beginning of World War II, capturing their experiences as they grapple with the stress of daily life and global conflict.
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Future Weapons

2006 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Former Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz gets to travel the globe blowing up bombs, launching missiles, and testing, reviewing and examining the science behind modern military weaponry as host of this Discovery Channel documentary series. Over the course of several seasons, Mack encounters everything from the Active Denial System, a non-lethal way of protecting troops, to some of the extremely lethal weapons used by the Israeli Army.
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Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

2005 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

It was the site of the largest mass murder the world has ever seen, yet few people know its full history. This landmark series puts together the most complete history of Auschwitz, from the evolution of the camp to the mentality of the perpetrators.
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Island at War

2004 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Set on a fictional slice of the Channel Islands, this engrossing series follows three families caught on the islands at the beginning of World War II, capturing their experiences as they grapple with the stress of daily life and global conflict.
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Future Weapons: Season 3

2007 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

The third season of this Discovery Channel reality series starts off with a bang as host and former Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz examines a water-powered device designed to dismantle terrorist bombs. Later on, in a special episode, he flies to the Middle East to check out state-of-the-art weapons being developed for the Israeli Defense Forces and tags along on a hostage-rescue mission with Israeli soldiers.
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American Experience: Death and the Civil War Poster

American Experience: Death and the Civil War

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This film explores how the American Civil War created a "republic of suffering" and charts the far-reaching social, political and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the war.
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The Winds of War

1983 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Robert Mitchum stars as naval commander Victor Henry in this epic miniseries set during World War II. Hitler leads Germany's expansion in Europe, Mussolini fights to establish fascism in Italy, and the Japanese exert pressure on China. Against this broad landscape, the Henry clan attempts to stay together even as larger forces threaten to rip them apart. This Emmy-winning production is based on a historical novel by Herman Wouk.
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