1. Young Galaxy - Sleepwalk With Me


    from Fabricio Lima / Added

    80.5K Plays / / 64 Comments

    This animated music video is inspired by a heartfelt story of a relationship between two soldiers during the Second World War, called "Letter to a G.I.", first published in 1953 and republished in September 1961 by "ONE Magazine" in the USA. In the letter, one of the soldiers - Brian Keith - describes warmly the best moments that him and Dave (his partner) shared during the North African Campaign of 1943, when they first met. Unfortunately the story ends with a sad farewell to Dave, as he did not make it back home. Thanks you Young Galaxy for the awesome music! www.fabriciolima.tv www.younggalaxy.com www.paperbagrecords.com

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    • Gross Rosen znaczą Wielkie Róże


      from Studio ARS / Added

      225K Plays / / 18 Comments

      In memory of polish patriots and nationalists from National Radical Camp (ONR) and soldiers of National Military Forces (NSZ), who lived and died in Nazi - German Concentration Camp Gross- Rosen in Lower Silesia in 1941-1945 years. RIP.

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      • Intelligent Dance Music


        from Stanislav Piglovskii / Added

        1,907 Plays / / 10 Comments

        This film is my first attempt to make a documentary with artistic shade. The plot is based on woman's story and her experience during the Second World War. The film has an abstract meaning. Music (Copyrighted material used under fair use, please buy the music): Jon Hopkins-Nightjar Jon Hopkins-Black and Red Aphex Twin-Nanou2 Aphex Twin-Vordhosbn Voronezh, 2010.

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        • The Tragedy of War


          from John Duncan / Added

          1,836 Plays / / 10 Comments

          www.john-duncan.co.uk twitter.com/​johnduncanvideo The Tragedy of War is a thought provoking film reminding us of the sacrifice made by millions during World War I + II. Filmed just outside Edinburgh along the Firth of Forth where many abandoned war time buildings remain. Pill boxes, Coastal artillery battery's, search lights, sea barriers and other fortifications guarded the bridges and the naval base at Rosyth. Many of the islands along the forth are fortified. During both World War I and World War II Inchmickery was used as a gun emplacement. The concrete buildings make the island look like a battleship. Six weeks into World War II, the first air attack over Britain took place over the Forth. These were the first enemy aircraft of the war to be brought down over Britain. I wanted to create a sombre and depressing feel to the film rather than the route of other films which seem to glorify war. Google Earth overlay of defence sites: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=986964&filename=Extended%20Defence%20of%20Britain%2007.kmz

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          • Forgotten Heroes


            from Cambridge University / Added

            938 Plays / / 4 Comments

            A previously unseen archive featuring the testimonies of people who were deported to German prison camps during World War II has been uncovered by researchers in Guernsey. The project, to document the history of protest and resistance in the Channel Islands, is being led by Dr. Gilly Carr, an archaeologist at Cambridge University. She described the collection as: “the single most important resistance archive ever to emerge from the Channel Islands.”

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            • Thistlegorm seen through a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition by Mercury Diving Productions.


              from Mercury Diving Productions / Added

              4,855 Plays / / 3 Comments

              The SS Thistlegorm was a British armed Merchant Navy ship built in 1940 by Joseph Thompson & Son in Sunderland, England. She was sunk on 6 October 1941 in the Red Sea and is now a well known diving site. The SS Thistlegorm was built by Joseph Thompson & Sons shipyard in Sunderland for the Albyn Line and launched in April 1940. She was powered by a triple-expansion steam engine rated to 365 hp (272 KW). The vessel was privately owned but had been partly financed by the British government and was classified as an armed freighter. She was armed with a 4.7-inch (120 mm) anti-aircraft gun and a heavy-calibre machine gun attached after construction to the stern of the ship. She was one of a number of "Thistle" ships owned and operated by the Albyn Line, which was founded in 1901, based in Sunderland, and had four vessels at the outbreak of World War II. The vessel carried out three successful voyages after her launch. The first was to the US to collect steel rails and aircraft parts, the second to Argentina for grain, and the third to the West Indies for rum. Prior to her fourth and final voyage, she had undergone repairs in Glasgow. She set sail on her fourth and final voyage from Glasgow on 2 June 1941, destined for Alexandria, Egypt. The vessel’s cargo included: Bedford trucks, Universal Carrier armoured vehicles, Norton 16H and BSA motorcycles, Bren guns, cases of ammunition, and 0.303 rifles as well as radio equipment, Wellington boots, aircraft parts, and two LMS Stanier Class 8F steam locomotives.[3] These steam locomotives and their associated coal and water tenders were carried as deck cargo and were for the Egyptian Railways. The rest of the cargo was for the Allied forces in Egypt. At the time the Thistlegorm sailed from Glasgow in June, this was the Western Desert Force, which in September 1941 became part of the newly formed Eighth Army. The crew of the ship, under Captain William Ellis, were supplemented by 9 naval personnel to man the machine gun and the anti-aircraft gun. Due to German and Italian naval and air force activity in the Mediterranean, the Thistlegorm sailed as part of a convoy via Cape Town, South Africa, where she refuelled, before heading north up the East coast of Africa and into the Red Sea. On leaving Cape Town, the light cruiser HMS Carlisle joined the convoy. Due to a collision in the Suez Canal, the convoy could not transit through the canal to reach the port of Alexandria and instead moored at Safe Anchorage F,[4] in September 1941 where she remained at anchor until her sinking on 6 October 1941. HMS Carlisle moored in the same anchorage. There was a large build-up of Allied troops in Egypt during September 1941 and German intelligence (Abwehr) suspected that there was a troop carrier in the area bringing in additional troops. Two Heinkel He-111 aircraft were dispatched from Crete to find and destroy the troop carrier. This search failed but one of the bombers discovered the vessels moored in Safe Anchorage F. Targeting the largest ship, they dropped two bombs on the Thistlegorm, both of which struck hold 4 near the stern of the ship at 0130 on 6 October. The bomb and the explosion of some of the ammunition stored in hold 4 led to the sinking of the Thistlegorm with the loss of four sailors and five members of the Royal Navy gun crew. Mr. Rejda single-handedly saved most of the sailors by swimming into the wreck and towing them to safety. The survivors were picked up by HMS Carlisle. Captain Ellis was awarded the OBE for his actions following the explosion and a crewman, Angus McLeay, was awarded the George Medal and the Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea for saving another crew member. Most of the cargo remained within the ship, the major exception being the steam locomotives from the deck cargo which were blown off to either side of the wreck. In the early fifties, Jacques-Yves Cousteau discovered her by using information from local fishermen. He raised several items from the wreck, including a motorcycle, the captain’s safe, and the ship’s bell. The February 1956 edition of National Geographic clearly shows the ship’s bell in place and Cousteau's divers in the ship’s Lantern Room. Cousteau documented diving on the wreck in part of his book The Living Sea. Following Cousteau’s visit, the site was forgotten about except by local fishermen. In the early 1990s, Sharm el-Sheikh began to develop as a diving resort. Recreational diving on the Thistlegorm restarted following the visit of the dive boat Poolster, using information from another Israeli fishing boat captain.

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              • The Czech Torah Scrolls


                from Nora de Angelli (Nora Anghelescu / Added

                743 Plays / / 3 Comments

                This short film will tell a story of tragedy and hope, a story of 1564 Jewish Sifre Torah (Scrolls of the Law), which were rescued from a disused synagogue outside Prague, and brought to Westminster Synagogue in 1964. Here they were carefully restored by a special scribe and sent across the world on permanent loans to be reused in religious services or honored as memorials to the Czech communities decimated in the Holocaust. It was the Nazis themselves who assembled and guarded these holy writings, perhaps to be shown as relics of an extinct race? The story is one of hope after despair, of reconciliation and understanding, which will remind the world of the horrors of Europe during Nazi occupation and show the next generation that the Jewish religion will always live on.

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                • Eternal flame


                  from Seroja Kleschev / Added

                  19.5K Plays / / 3 Comments

                  Street-art project dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. http://monobroww.livejournal.com http://t-radya.livejournal.com

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                  • Decortica - Eros


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                    Music video for the song "Eros" from the album "Love Hotel," featuring footage from the film "The Devil's Rock." Buy the track: http://music.decortica.com/track/eros Lense Flare: Director - Johnny Barker DOP - Drew Sturge Camera assist - Jose Alberto De Hoyos Editor - Johnny Barker Grading - Jared Kahi

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                    • On our Jack Jones - The Battle for Recognition


                      from Hold My Own Productions / Added

                      119 Plays / / 2 Comments

                      This film supports the campaign for the recognition of the the men from across the globe who served in Bomber Command in the Second World War. Through the stories of Alan, Alf, Harry and Tony, the film recalls the heroic lives of the Lancaster bomber rear-gunners in Bomber Command during the Second World War. Their painful and sometimes humorous recollections, together with dramatic war film footage, provide vivid accounts of their dangerous missions, and their battle since the war for recognition of their huge sacrifices. The men tell of the change in their fortunes as Bomber Command is initially championed by Churchill and celebrated by Hollywood, but then shunned after the war because of the ruthless success of its operations. The film concludes with the veterans’ fund-raising campaign for a memorial in London in 2012 for their fallen colleagues. You can donate on line toward the cost of long term maintenance by copying this link into your browser http://www.justgiving.com/Charity/Donate.aspx?cid=188579

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