Military & War

Military & War

The world at war and military machines of land, sea and air. Watch on "British Pathé's Heritage Hub", an award-winning video streaming service featuring hundreds of full-length documentaries for specialist audiences. Available on iOS, tvOS, Android, Android TV, Roku, Fire TV, and online.

Military & War
  • Ambush

    1964 documentary on jungle warfare with the co-operation of The Jungle Warfare School, Far East Land Forces, the Royal Air Force, and the UK Ministry of Defence.

  • Arnhem - A Bridge Too Far, the True Story

    The Battle of Arnhem, one of the most dramatic battles of World War II, was as daring as it was ill-fated. It cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day.

  • The Battle of Ypres

    This amazing 1925 film is a dramatic reconstruction, performed by members of the British armed forces, of the "Battle of Ypres" in the First World War.

  • Berlin Airlift

    Using rare archive film and interviews with veterans who took part in the Berlin Airlift, this is the full story of one of the greatest achievements in aviation history. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • The Best of British: The Red Arrows

    Footage of the Red Arrows performing their most famous routines, including the Cascade, the Caterpillar, Opposing Passes and the team’s signature formation, the Diamond 9. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • Britain at War

    1 season

    This epic history of the Second World War utilises veteran interviews, graphics, newsreel films, and expert commentary to tell the story of the Second World War from the viewpoint of British soldiers, sailors, and airmen.

  • British Air Shows: A Film History - Farnborough 1990-2008

    A collection of films from the Farnborough Air Show between 1990 and 2008. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • British Campaigns - Western Desert: 1940-1943

    The war in the Western Desert began as a sideshow but steadily escalated into one of the most important campaigns of the Second World War, with essential oil supplies and the strategically vital Suez Canal at its heart. As the campaign grew in stature the names of the 8th Army, the Afrika Korps a...

  • Classic British Jets – Hunter

    This programme tells the story of one of the greatest British jets of the Cold War. It features extensive archive film of the Hunter being tested, in service with many different air forces, and newly-shot material with surviving examples. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • Dambusters: Mission Impossible

    Destroying the great dams of western Germany, using a very special weapon designed by scientific genius Barnes Wallis, made the RAF’s 617 squadron one of the most famous in the world. This film features rare archive footage and photographs, fascinating interviews and illustrative 3-D graphics. Fr...

  • D-Day Heroes

    The story of D-Day’s fiercest battles (Pegasus Bridge, the Merville battery, etc.) and the beach landings, featuring the pick of combat footage from the world’s archives and remarkable firsthand accounts by D-Day veterans.

  • D-Day: The Secret Battle

    The story of the subterfuge and secret weapons that helped make D-Day such a success, including Operation Fortitude, the PLUTO undersea pipeline and the floating Mulberry Harbours, plus rare film of secret weapons including the Sherman mine-clearing tank and Churchill A1:K46 flame-thrower. From B...

  • Display Teams of the Royal Air Force

    A unique history of RAF jet display teams, including film of the Black Arrows, Yellowjacks, Red Arrows, Red Pelicans, 94 Squadron Blue Diamond Hunters and 56 Squadron Firebirds.

  • Future Fighters

    A look at next generation fighters including the SAAB Gripen, Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • Great Aircraft of the RAF - The Spitfire

    Documentary detailing the legend of the Spitfire from its first entry into RAF service in August 1938. The documentary features original archive footage of the aircraft plus interviews with veteran and current Spitfire pilots. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • Great Aircraft of the Royal Air Force – The Harrier

    A detailed profile of a unique and incredibly effective fighting machine, with dramatic footage and pilot interviews. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • The Great War

    1 season

    This terrific educational web series hosted by Indiana Neidell tells the story of the First World War from 1914 to 1918 - as it happened, week-by-week.

  • Gun Camera Action from War World Two

    The very best uncensored gun camera footage from Allied and Axis sources, including Me109s, Fw190s, P-40 Warhawks and more. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • Hiroshima - Date With History

    Documentary covering the decisions surrounding the dropping of the first Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • Illusion - La ville qui ne fut jamais (English: The City That Never Was)

    In French. English subtitles available.

    World War 1: Paris is the target of nightly German bombings that become more and more deadly. In a time where radars don’t yet exist and pilots can be fooled by false illuminations, the French General Staff secretly builds a fake illuminated Paris to save...

  • The Nazi War Machine

    As D-Day approached, specially-made films were shown to Allied troops to familiarise them with the enemy. Presented here by military expert Dr. Christopher Bullock, these original films – some in colour – provide a fascinating and invaluable guide to German uniforms, insignia, weapons, coastal fo...

  • Nuclear Scare Stories of the Cold War

    This unique video gathers together a number of fascinating and chilling civil defence films from the 1950s and 1960s instructing American citizens on how to survive if a nuclear war broke out.

  • RAF on Display

    A close look at RAF displays over the last 30 years, featuring stunning ground-to-air and in-cockpit footage from the finest RAF aircraft.

  • Revolution in Colour

    Narrated by Allen Leech, this unique documentary tells the story of the Irish Easter Rising, why it happened and how it happened. Utilising incredible newly-colourised original footage, this film shows the Irish revolution as people at the time saw it – in colour. "Rendered in living colour, the ...