War Docos

Innovative German film-maker Leni Riefenstahl's pioneering masterwork epic "Triumph of the Will" (1934) was explicitly propagandistic yet historical in its spectacular yet horrifying documentation of the Nazi Party Congress rally in Nuremberg in 1934. It was a revolutionary film combining superb cinematography and editing of Third Reich propaganda. She also documented the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the stunning film "Olympia" (1938) - with graceful and beautiful images of 'Aryan' athletes in competition. To respond to the Nazi propaganda, Frank Capra was commissioned by the US War Department to direct seven films in a "Why We Fight" (1943) series of narrated WWII newsreel-style films. The first in the series, "Prelude to War," a look at the events from 1931-1939, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1942. These and many other truely great War Documentaries, including the BBC's brilliant "World At War" series, are available by scrolling below. Right: William Wyler's Academy Award winning "The Memphis Belle" 

Entertaining the Troops (2006)

Starring: Bob Hope, Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Lamour, Mel Blanc, Humphrey Bogart, Marlene Die...

A star-studded document of army entertainers during World War Two. As men and women were stationed in far-off lands for years at a time during the '30... Read more

Europe's Secret Armies: The Mountain Men of Crete (2003)


Its geographical importance in both German and Allied planning for the domination of the Mediterranean and Africa was to prove Crete's downfall. As th... Read more

Falklands War: A Military History (2002)


This twentieth anniversary commemorative program is a powerful record of the invasion of the Falklands islands by the Argentine forces. Within three d... Read more

Fighter Aces (2000)


Chronicles the history of aerial combat using archive footage. Features Adolf Galland, Ginger Lacey, Erich Hartmann and more. Read more

Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag ( IMAX ) (2004)

Director: Stephen Low

Red Flag is the world's most intense, simulated air war event, where international pilots and their planes are taken to the limit. See planes includin... Read more

Fighting the Red Baron (2010)

Director: Christopher Spencer

At the outset of WWI the aeroplane was seen as having little use other than to act as a spotter plane for the cavalry and artillery. But within six mo... Read more

Flying the Secret Sky: The Story of the RAF Ferry Command (2008)


In 1940 Nazi air strikes had Britain on her knees. The RAF was desperate for aircraft - losing hundreds of planes in air battles over Europe. Their es... Read more

For Sama (2019)

Director: Edward Watts, Waad Al-Kateab

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the... Read more

Gallipoli Submarine (2008)

Director: Steve Westh

An Irish skipper. An Australian submarine. A daring mission and an amazing episode in the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign that history has overlooked for... Read more

Gallipoli: Brothers in Arms (2007)

Starring: Andrew Denton

Each year, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders of all ages make the pilgrimage to Gallipoli to commemorate Anzac Day. For most, it is a profou... Read more