The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' experience as a mixture of boredom, fear, panic, and restlessness, confined to a trench on the front lines.
The documentary - featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts - also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish-Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world - from Ireland to India.
In the early 20th Century, a handsome young man leaves a small family farm and becomes the mastermind of a rebellion that changed Ireland forever. Follows the events that led famine Ireland to free Ireland - the 1916 Easter Rising Rebellion and the driving force behind it, Seán MacDiarmada, hero to Michael Collins.
On the 1st July 1916 whilst many British Army Regiments attacks were turning into bloody ruin some were successful, particularly in the south. Why did this happen ? Was it skill and leadership, the training, the quality and bravery of the soldiers, luck, a successful artillery barrage or poor German performance. Most probably a bit of all these factors. This is the story of the 7th Bedfords, a Kitchener battalion in General Maxse's 18th Eastern Div. The Bedfords captured all their objectives, assisted the units on their flanks and established a new defensive line a mile beyond their objective.
This film tells the story of the 8th and 9th Devon's on the 1st July 1916, both served in 20 Bde of 7th Division. Their objective was the German Strong point of Mametz. By 5 pm the Devon's along with the rest of 7th Div had taken Mametz despite taking over 3300 casulaties.
The story of the Easter 1916 Rebellion as revealed in British government documents.
On the 1st July 1916,the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, part of 29th Division were tasked with capturing part of Beaumont Hamel. The 29th Division had recently arrived on the Western front from Gallipoli where the the Lancashire Fusiliers were famous for winning 6 Victoria Crosses before breakfast on Y Beach. On the 1st July at the sunken road they were once again carrying out an equally dangerous assault but this time despite doing their duty courageously there would be no VCs. this is the story of their attack.
Directed by Fuat Uzkinay and Sigmund Weinberg.
Jacques Godbout takes us into the world of Anne Hébert, a woman he considered his spiritual sister and who had only one raison d’être: literature. During the four decades of her creative process, this Quebecois poet and novelist rose to the ranks of the greatest French-language writers, with books such as Kamouraska, Les fous de Bassan and Le tombeau des rois.
This film which examines the background to the Battle of the Somme should be watched before our other films which cover a series of unit and formation actions during the campaign. During this film we look at the ground over which the battle was fought, the men that fought the battle, the Geo-political situation, the grand plan and of course the enemy, the Germans.
One hundred years ago, Western North Carolina was hit by the worst flood in its history, the Great Flood of 1916. As a result of the tail end of two hurricanes within days of each other, hundreds of mudslides caused catastrophic damage and loss of life, the Swannanoa River was a mile wide and the French Broad River was 17 feet above flood stage. But the Great Flood is more than a history lesson. Its also a cautionary tale of where we build our homes, how we live our lives and what we do to protect ourselves and the environment the next time nature raises its ugly head again in a flood prone area like Western North Carolina.
Filmed Live at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany on 11 March 1991. Disc 1 01. Iron Fist 04:08 02. Stay Clean 02:48 03. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees 03:20 04. Over Your Shoulder 03:45 05. Civil War 03:29 06. Burner 03:23 07. Metropolis 04:00 08. Nothing Up My Sleeve 03:41 09. I'm So Bad, Baby I Don't Care 03:21 10. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch 05:28 11. Take The Blame 04:20 12. No Class 03:22 13. Overnight Sensation 04:38 14. Sacrifice 03:40 Disc 2 01. Born To Raise Hell 05:41 02. Lost In The Ozone 03:43 03. The One To Sing The Blues 03:25 04. Capricorn 04:58 05. Love For Sale 05:04 06. Orgasmatron 06:36 07. Going To Brazil 02:52 08. Killed By Death 06:27 09. Bomber 05:50 10. Ace Of Spades 04:49 11. Overkill 07:34
The documentary - featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts - also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world - from Ireland to India.