On the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, thousands of enthusiasts reenact the epic clash. But there can only be one Napoleon.
Narrated by actor and former Marine Gene Hackman, this documentary showcases the experience of becoming a member of the US Marine Corps.
Photographer Chris Hondros put his life on the line to cover world conflicts. His best friend explores the stories behind his most impactful images.
Months into the Korean War, U.S. troops at North Korea's Chosin Reservoir engaged in a bloody winter battle that would change the conflict's course.
This installment of Frank Capra's acclaimed documentary series highlights the need for a Russo-American alliance to defeat the Nazis.
Five acclaimed contemporary directors tell the story of five legendary Hollywood filmmakers who enlisted in the armed forces to document World War II.
This documentary series showcases the biggest and best war machines around the world, while introducing the men and women who operate them.
Witnesses and survivors recall the fateful events of August 6, 1945 the day the Enola Gay dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Guy Martin assists in preparing the last airworthy Vulcan bomber for a farewell tour while revealing the stories behind the iconic aircraft.
Frank Capra's documentary chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy and Japan as America prepares for a defense of liberty.
The TV personality and daredevil racer helps restore a British fighter plane that crashed during World War II and tells the true story of its pilot.
This documentary reenacts the experiences of late activist Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a survivor of both atomic bombings on Japan in 1945.
Michael Moore's documentary addresses the attacks of September 11, outlining the reasons the United States became a target for hatred and terrorism.
This follow-up to the Oscar-nominated documentary 'Restrepo' delves into the experience of war and how it impacts those on the front lines.
Three former military operatives offer disturbing, firsthand accounts of the deadly impact that U.S. drone warfare has had on civilians overseas.
A suicidal war veteran finds like-minded souls in a surf therapy program that helps traumatized soldiers heal while riding the waves.
Director John Ford captures combat footage of the Battle of Midway, an air and sea campaign that was a turning point in the war in the Pacific.
After dire setbacks in 1940, Winston Churchill commissions a new kind of fighting force: commandos trained to use stealth and audacious tactics.
Footage of the most dramatic moments from World War II is restored in color and high definition for this historical documentary series.
This documentary about the European refugee crisis focuses on the Alali family, who struggle with physical and emotional hardships after separation.
Explore how Caesar, Napoleon, Mussolini, Hitler and modern-day dictators consolidated their considerable power through bold and brazen coups.
This documentary follows former Palestinian and Israeli soldiers, tired of endless war, who form a group advocating peace through nonviolent action.
Chronicling a 1980 Titan II missile accident, this sobering documentary weighs the balance of power and safety involving weapons of mass destruction.
British and American troops join forces to liberate a Nazi stranglehold in North Africa, sharing battles, hard work and a peaceful Christmas dinner.
A P-47 Thunderbolt squadron is shown in preparation, at play and in bombing raids aiming to halt Nazi supply lines and aid Allied ground troops.
This documentary urged African Americans to enlist and join in the effort to be part of America's continuing fight in World War II.
This documentary centers on the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares to execute a strategic bombing mission over Germany.
After the Allies invade Italy, the Liri Valley town of San Pietro becomes an example of the brutal effects of combat, both for soldiers and civilians.
Shocking footage shows Nazi concentration camps after liberation, including Buchenwald and Ohrdruf, where Gen. Eisenhower ordered local Nazis to tour.
Some returning combat veterans suffer scars that are more psychological than physical. This film follows patients and staff during their treatment.
Though culturally insensitive by modern standards, this propaganda film examines the history of Japan from the 16th century through the 1930s.
Cameras follow three Brits -- a former IT worker, an ex-currency trader and a soldier turned activist -- who've signed up to fight ISIS in Syria.
India's Border Security Force is the world's largest. This documentary looks at those inside and the enormous challenges they've faced for 50 years.
This World War II-era training film dramatizes how secret agents should act while undercover and how to avoid capture by enemies.
Historian David Reynolds outlines World War I's long shadow of influence and the century-old conflict's surprising impact on current events.
Intrigued by her fleeting appearances in historical works, documentarians uncover the incredible, once-lost story of a black World War II nurse.