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  1. Midway (DVD)

     

    Roland Emmerich directs this historical action drama which depicts the 1942 Battle of Midway. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, US military intelligence learns of the Imperial Japanese Navy's plan to take the Midway Islands. The US Navy, led by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (Woody Harrelson), prepares its forces for battle and sets a trap for the incoming Japanese fleet, hoping they can prevent further attacks on the West Coast of the United States and secure a decisive victory for the Allies in the Pacific Theatre. The cast also includes Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans and Aaron Eckhart. (138 mins)
  2. Pearl Harbor (DVD)

     

    Jerry Bruckheimer's sprawling tale of love blossoming amidst the chaos of war. Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) is a gung-ho US pilot whose determination to fly against the enemy leads him to Europe and active service in the Battle of Britain. His girlfriend Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale) is left waiting at the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii, and before long tragedy strikes, with the news reaching Evelyn that Rafe has flown off to the great aircraft hanger in the sky. Heartbroken, she is comforted by Rafe's best friend Danny (Josh Hartnett), and romance soon blooms between them. Meanwhile, the Japanese are preparing their forces for the attack which will trigger the US entry into World War Two. (180 mins)
  3. The War File: The Complete History of World War Two (DVD)

     

    The major events of World War II: including the Blitzkrieg through Poland, Denmark, Norway and the Low Countries to the fall of France; Dunkirk; the Battle of Britain and the savage Blitz; the assault on Pearl Harbour; the battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Monte Casino; the D-Day landings and the fall of Berlin. (170 mins)
  4. World War 1 in Colour (DVD)

    Contrib. Kenneth Branagh

    Kenneth Branagh narrates this six-part guide to WWI. Using computer-aided technology, this colour series reveals the true reality of the destruction and chaos of the war. (312 mins)
  5. Last Voices of World War One (DVD)

    Contrib. Harry Patch, Henry Allingham

    All six episodes of the History Channel documentary series based around interviews with World War One veterans. The series includes interviews with Harry Patch and Henry Allingham, the two last surviving veterans of the Great War, who died in 2009 aged, respectively, 111 and 113. (282 mins)
  6. Battleship Yamato - Japan's Secret Fleet (DVD)

     

    Documentary looking at Japan's Yamato battleships, which were the largest battleships in the world throughout the 1930s and 40s. (136mins).
  7. Bismarck-class and Panzerschiffe (DVD)

     

    Documentary about the German Navy battleships that operated during the Second World War. The programme, which contains rare and never-before-seen archive footage, discusses the Bismarck, the Tirpitz and the Panzerschiffe of the Deutschland class. (60 mins.)
  8. Whittle - The Jet Pioneer - LAST REMAINING COPY!

     

    'Whittle' and 'jet' are almost synonyms. Frank Whittle was a brilliant pilot, but it was as a mathematician and engineer that he truly excelled. He was someone who saw potential for development using innovation and elegant simplicity, where others only saw improvement by further complication. Sadly the development of his jet engine was slowed by people with less imagination. Ultimately his contribution to aero engineering and the implications for changing how the world functioned, was immense. This richly illustrated DVD is an extended version of the documentary made for the History Channel and includes a wealth of information, interviews and archive footage.(93 mins.)
  9. Swordfish Legend - A Stringbag Reborn - LAST REMAINING COPY!

     

    What an extraordinary aircraft the Fairey Swordfish turned out to be. Born at the end of the biplane era, this was an aircraft apparently totally unsuited to fight the war in which it became embroiled. Despite being deemed obsolete at the onset of hostilities, it not only outlived aircraft designed to replace it, but it gave sterling service, virtually unchanged, in all theatres throughout the war. This reliable and manoeuvrable aircraft, much loved by its crews, had its major honours at Taranto and in the sinking of the Bismarck, but it also played a huge part in the Battle of the Atlantic and with the Arctic convoys as well as campaigns across the globe. This is the story of the marathon 26 month restoration of the world's oldest flying Fairey Swordfish, W5856, filmed at their Brough factory by British Aerospace in the 90's. W5856 is currently hangared with the Royal Navy Historic flight at RNAS Yeovilton and is still a regular and popular display aircraft at air shows around the UK.(60 mins)
  10. Stormy Crossing

     

    Late 1950s British crime drama. After being entered into a Channel swimming race by her boyfriend Paul (Derek Bond), Kitty (Joy Webster) goes missing. Another swimmer, Danny (Sheldon Lawrence), who had fallen for Kitty, is convinced she was murdered. His trainer Griff (John Ireland) and the police initially don't believe him but when Danny's own life comes under threat they realise there may be a killer on the loose...

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