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Old May 21st, 2009, 02:29 PM   #21

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The Power of Nightmares

Was a major BBC documentary that was censored in the US, its about the connections between the Neo-Cons and Al Queda.

http://www.archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares
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What are the best and the worst documentaries? The best is probably "The War" by Ken Burns, The Lost Evidence, and Sherman's March. The worst would probably be "War Machines of WWII" because the narrorator is harder to understand than most others, I don't think there are any interviews or records shown, and sometimes the film doesn't match the topic like when I was watching the disc about the German army the narrorator started talking about the American army with footage of Hitler and the German military footage.
I love WW2 documentareis abuot soldiers that incountor thee emeny soldier in an unusal wayes.
It's interesting to see howe there were gentlemen on both sides (Allies/Axis).
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I love WW2 documentareis abuot soldiers that incountor thee emeny soldier in an unusal wayes.
It's interesting to see howe there were gentlemen on both sides (Allies/Axis).
Well said, Heidi. And fortunately one sees this phenomena in many wars. Kinda renews one's faith in human nature, doesn't it.
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Just found lots of streaming history documentaries! Try: http://www.documentary-log.com/free-...ry/16/history/
Thanks Jebediah
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Just found lots of streaming history documentaries! Try: http://www.documentary-log.com/free-...ry/16/history/
Thanks for this link very good has monarchy with David Starky on, a genuinely good discussion of monarchies impact on England.
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I really liked the "War" and "Plague" as well.
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I love "Spartans, last stand of the 300" from the History channel
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The Fog of War with Robert McNamara is really good as well.
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There's also a very good BBC series with Michael Wood called In the Footsteps of Alexander that traces the route that Alexander took.

He brought armies though terrain that people today in small groups can barely get through in vehicles, on horseback or on foot. The terrain is horrible, there is often no food or water for hundreds of miles, and in the mountain passes of Afghanistan there is very little oxygen. It also goes through the Hindu Kush and the Gedrosian Desert.
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I remember seeing something on channel 5 years ago called 'Was Hitler Gay', pretty much as bad as it sounds.
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