Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Introduction Taxi to the Dark Side is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Alex Gibney, and produced by him, Eva Orner, and Susannah Shipman. It focuses on the December 2002 killing of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, who was beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention and interrogated… Read More

Thunderbolt (1947)

Introduction Thunderbolt is a 1947 film directed by William Wyler and John Sturges which documented the American aerial operations of Operation Strangle in World War II, when flyers of the Twelfth Air Force based on Corsica successfully impeded Axis supply lines to the Gustav Line and Anzio beachhead. Find out more in the docuseries “Five… Read More

Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)

Introduction Nazi Concentration Camps is an American World War II propaganda film directed by George Stevens. Also known as Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps. Find out more in the docuseries “Five Came Back“. Outline Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders. Production &… Read More

Desert Victory (1943)

Introduction Desert Victory is a 1943 film produced by the British Ministry of Information, documenting the Allies’ North African campaign against Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and the Afrika Korps. It was followed by Tunisian Victory in 1944. Outline This documentary traces the struggle between General Erwin Rommel and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, from the German’s… Read More

Tunisian Victory (1944)

Introduction Tunisian Victory is a 1944 Anglo-American propaganda film about the victories in the North Africa Campaign. Find out more in the docuseries “Five Came Back“. Outline The film follows both armies from the planning of Operation Torch and Operation Acrobat (the latter of which was cancelled), to the liberation of Tunis. Interspersed in the… Read More