Military Shows

Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
26 Episodes
Beyond
The Road to World War II

The Road to World War II

This classic documentary series follows the events that inevitably sparked World War II, capturing the drama, the excitement and the juxtapositions of these crucial years between the end of World War I and Pearl Harbour.
16 Episodes
Reel
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Episodes
Beyond
Nazi Collaborators

Nazi Collaborators

This series looks at the many people who chose to collaborate with the Nazis. It's a simple question: How could they have done it?
13 Episodes
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters

Nazi Hunters

Nazi Hunters depicts the relentless hunt for war criminals who, after committing some of the most atrocious crimes in history, have avoided retribution... until now.
13 Episodes
Via Vision
Fight Science

Fight Science

Prepare to go beyond the dojo of pure-style martial arts and explore five new realms of combat. Fight Science brings a selection of nature's best athletes into the lab, to determine the limits of human fighting ability.
6 Episodes
Reel
Generals At War

Generals At War

As commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head on the battlefield, they attempt to outwit and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. With the lives of thousands of men at risk, the generals' reputations hanging in the balance, the stakes are impossibly high and the pressure is on.
6 Episodes
Reel
21st Century War Machines

21st Century War Machines

The machines and weapons designed to fight the full-on heavy metal wars of the 20th Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
5 Episodes
ABC
Wings At War

Wings At War

Wings At War tells the compelling story of the air war during World War Two when air power was established as a decisive weapon.
4 Episodes
ABC
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Episodes
Monarch
Ultimate Battles

Ultimate Battles

Experience three of the most defining battles in the history of the World in these explosive documentaries; the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of the Bulge, and Alexander the Great's Battle of Guagamela.
3 Episodes
Ovation
War Surgeons

War Surgeons

War surgeons have long faced the challenge of saving lives in the most difficult circumstances. This series follows the evolution of their work from ancient times to the present day battlefield.
3 Episodes
Reel
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
1 Episode
BBC
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
1 Episode
BBC
Ancient Megastructures

Ancient Megastructures

Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.
1 Episode
Reel
Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries

Tantalising clues are making historians rethink the sophistication of ancient cultures. Explore ancient cars, superships, Egyptian warfare, ancient robots and more.
1 Episode
Reel
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
1 Episode
BBC Future

Military Episodes

Suspects in Skripal poisoning claim they went to Salisbury to 'visit cathedral'

Suspects in Skripal poisoning claim they went to Salisbury to 'visit cathedral'

The prime suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have claimed they visited the UK as tourists.
1min
News, , ,
Press Association
War games take place between Nato countries

War games take place between Nato countries

A massive US-led war game seeing thousands of troops carrying out an exercise in countries bordering Russia's eastern flank is incredibly important, a senior American general has said.
1min
Press Association
Donald Trump calls off North Korea summit

Donald Trump calls off North Korea summit

US President Donald Trump has called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace.
1min
News, ,
Press Association
GBP850m Sea Ceptor missile defence system enters into service

GBP850m Sea Ceptor missile defence system enters into service

New missile defence system Sea Ceptor, which will protect the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, has entered into service, the Defence Secretary will announce on Thursday.
1min
Press Association
Putin boasts of invulnerable nuclear weapons

Putin boasts of invulnerable nuclear weapons

President Vladimir Putin said Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that cannot be intercepted. This marks a technological breakthrough that would dramatically increase Russia's military capability.
1min
News, ,
Press Association
Second World War bomb that caused chaos at London City airport detonated

Second World War bomb that caused chaos at London City airport detonated

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonate an unexploded Second World War bomb in the Thames estuary off Shoeburyness, Essex, after its discovery earlier this week in the King V George Dock close to London City Airport..
1min
News, ,
Press Association
British and Estonian troops go head-to-head in war game

British and Estonian troops go head-to-head in war game

Gunshots and the thundering roar of armoured vehicles disturbed the silent snowy forests as British and Estonian troops went head-to-head in an ultimate winter war game.
2mins
Press Association
Bodies of Brits killed fighting IS in Syria return home

Bodies of Brits killed fighting IS in Syria return home

The bodies of two British men killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria have been repatriated to the UK. Sniper Jac Holmes and Oliver Hall, both 24, died one month apart last year while battling the extremist group in Raqqa.
2mins
Press Association
Women Against ISIS

Women Against ISIS

In the war against ISIS, the only movement combatting the jihadists with any effectiveness on the ground is the Kurdish resistance army. This movement is made up of both men and women fighters forcing back the jihadists and reclaiming the land.
53mins
Java Films
Pozieres

Pozieres

A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, and a twentieth century tragedy for Australia.
52mins
Umbrella
President Trump Reaffirms Commitment to NATO

President Trump Reaffirms Commitment to NATO

Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports from the White House following President Trump's joint news conference with NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He speaks with Joe Weisenthal and Julie Hyman on What'd You Miss?
3mins
Politics, , ,
Bloomberg
The $200,000 Police Bomb Robot

The $200,000 Police Bomb Robot

Northrop Grumman Remotec, a division of one of the largest military contractors in the country, outfits militaries and over 400 US civilian bomb squads with their Andros robot - a machine capable of assessing and diffusing suspicious packages.
4mins
Bloomberg
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 1

Devil's Brigade - Part 1

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
47mins
Monarch
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 2

Devil's Brigade - Part 2

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
47mins
Monarch
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 4

Devil's Brigade - Part 4

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
47mins
Monarch
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 3

Devil's Brigade - Part 3

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
47mins
Monarch
Defeating ISIS: The Impossible Coalition

Defeating ISIS: The Impossible Coalition

This exclusive film reveals exactly why a coalition of 26 international powers, overseen by the United States, has yet to overthrow 30,000 ISIS jihadists.
56mins
Java Films
Beyond Kokoda

Beyond Kokoda

One of the most brutal conflicts in Australian war history, the Kokoda Campaign was a powerful victory that directly saved Australia from the threat of Japanese occupation. These are the harrowing personal stories from the Kokoda Trail in New Guinea.
111mins
Umbrella
A Flickering Truth

A Flickering Truth

The remarkable story of exiled filmmaker Ibrahim Arify as he returns to his native Afghanistan, tasked with restoring 8,000 hours of lost films against Taliban wishes. Films burned and destroyed and thought never to be seen again - until now.
96mins
History, , ,
Umbrella
Frontline Fighting: Battling ISIS

Frontline Fighting: Battling ISIS

Three untrained British volunteers with no family connections to the Middle East heed the call to take up arms with Kurdish fighters to reclaim Rojava from ISIS. But they find themselves unprepared for the raw atrocities of combat.
47mins
Passion
SR-71 Blackbird - How to Fly the World's Fastest Plane

SR-71 Blackbird - How to Fly the World's Fastest Plane

During the Cold War, the US Air Force operated the world's fastest air-breathing aircraft - the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Colonel Rich Graham tells BBC Future what made it so special.
5mins
BBC Future
Future Thinking - Is World Peace Possible?

Is World Peace Possible?

We have witnessed fewer and fewer wars between countries since 1945, and so there is no reason to doubt that they could disappear like other horrifying acts.
4mins
BBC Future
Wings At War - Fight for Britain

Fight for Britain

Following the fall of France in June 1940, Britain was all but alone in Europe to carry on the fight against Nazi Germany.
52mins
ABC
Wings At War - Target Germany

Target Germany

In the spring of 1941 most of Europe was under German control. In the West only Britain remained in the fight. But it was largely a fight for survival.
52mins
ABC
Wings At War - Liberation of Europe

Liberation of Europe

For many, the Normandy landings in June 1944 are most associated with the liberation of Europe. But it was almost exactly the year before that parts of mainland Europe began to throw off the Nazi yoke.
52mins
ABC
Wings At War - The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

Japan had been at war with China several years before the outbreak of the Second World War. As a result, her war machine was already up to speed as the wider conflict developed.
52mins
ABC
Gallipoli From Above

Gallipoli From Above

Gallipoli From Above reveals the real story about the Gallipoli landing dispelling the myths about poor planning, wrong beaches and British generals sending Australian troops to certain death.
54mins
ABC
Day of Days, June 6, 1944

Day of Days, June 6, 1944

Day of Days: June 6, 1944 commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing by bringing together American D-Day veterans to share their experiences from that fateful day.
56mins
ABC
21st Century War Machines - Tank v Anti Tank

Tank v Anti Tank

Learn about the history of the tank, starting with its introduction in World War 1.
47mins
Military, , ,
ABC
21st Century War Machines - Stealth v SAM

Stealth v SAM

The idea of a plane that dropped bombs first emerged in World War 1, and was particularly effective in the Gulf War.
47mins
Military, , ,
ABC
21st Century War Machines - The Battle for the Skies

The Battle for the Skies

The Spitfire plane played a pivotal role in World War 2. This program looks at the history and developments of the fighter plane.
47mins
Military, , ,
ABC
21st Century War Machines - Helicopter Gunship

Helicopter Gunship

The helicopter gunship emerged in World War 2 and was further developed through the post-war years.
47mins
Military, , ,
ABC
21st Century War Machines - Power of Artillery

Power of Artillery

Most casualties in the 20th Century battlegrounds were caused by artillery and so this program looks at the development of canons, mortars and the like.
47mins
Military, , ,
ABC
Nazi Hunters - The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich

The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich

The story of Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich, who chaired the infamous Wannsee Conference (which approved the Final Solution). He died in 1942 of injuries from an ambush near Prague.
49mins
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters - The Monster and the Butcher

The Monster and the Butcher

The search for Klaus Barbie, aka the Butcher of Lyon, who was responsible for the deaths of some 4000 French men and women. Also: the hunt for a death-camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.
51mins
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters - Who Killed Heinrich Himmler?

Who Killed Heinrich Himmler?

The finale focuses on SS reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, who was picked up by a British patrol while attempting to make his way to Bavaria following Germany's defeat. He committed suicide the next day.
49mins
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters - The Jewish Avengers

The Jewish Avengers

The story of the Jewish vigilantes who, after the WWII, tracked down known Nazis and killed them. They also plotted to poison the water supplies of Munich, Berlin, Nuremburg, Hamburg and Weimar
52mins
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters - Hunting Adolf Eichmann

Hunting Adolf Eichmann

The hunt for SS officer Adolf Eichmann, who organized the transport of Jews to the death camps. He escaped from US custody after the war, was captured in 1960, and was executed in 1962.
51mins
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters - Goering: The Star Exhibit

Goering: The Star Exhibit

The case against Hermann Goering, the Luftwaffe commander in chief who founded the Gestapo in 1933 and was named Hitler's successor in 1941.
50mins
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters - Murderer of Malmedy

Murderer of Malmedy

The search for Joachim Peiper, a Waffen-SS officer whose unit massacred the captured American 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion in December 1944.
50mins
Via Vision
Nazi Collaborators - Chaim Rumkowski

Chaim Rumkowski

To some Chaim Rumkowski was a man of immense courage. To others he is simply a traitor; a Jew who worked with the Nazis and assisted them in the Final Solution.
49mins
Via Vision
Nazi Collaborators - Pierre Laval

Pierre Laval

Pierre Laval was a French politician who developed a close relationship with Adolf Hitler and proposed that the two countries should collaborate. He is still one of the most detested men in French history.
51mins
Via Vision
Nazi Collaborators - The Jews Who Fought For Hitler

The Jews Who Fought For Hitler

This is the unexpected story of the Jews who fought for Hitler.
50mins
Via Vision
Nazi Collaborators - The Good Collaborators?

The Good Collaborators?

This episode explores the Finnish Nazi collaborators and dispels the myth they were good collaborators not involved in many war crimes. It details war crimes committed by the Waffen SS Finnish soldiers and explores the depth of the Finnish denial.
51mins
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters - The 'Good' Nazi?

The 'Good' Nazi?

The story of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect who became minister of armaments and war production in 1942.
50mins
Via Vision
Nazi Hunters - The Angel of Death

The Angel of Death

The search for Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who experimented on Auschwitz inmates.
50mins
Via Vision
Nazi Collaborators - The Arajs Kommando

The Arajs Kommando

During World War Two, a gang of merciless Latvians rampaged throughout their country on behalf of the Nazi's.
53mins
Via Vision
Nazi Collaborators - The Croatian Collaborator

The Croatian Collaborator

Dinko Sakic ran one of the most brutal and notorious death camps of World War Two. Between 400,000 and 800,000 people were killed in the name of a free Croatia. The brutality of the crimes appalled even the Nazis.
49mins
Via Vision