donderdag 25 februari 2010

Gunpowder, treason and plot (BBC)

Gunpowder Plot to BBC TWO in two original films exploring the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and her son James I.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot has won the FIPA D'OR Grand Prize at this years awards.
Other awards won were: Clémence Poesy - FIPA D'OR Grand Prize for best actress
Kevin McKidd - FIPA D'OR Grand Prize for best actor
Jimmy McGovern - FIPA D'OR Grand Prize for best script

Concentrates on Mary's short-lived reign and the battles she has to fight with both her Protestant subjects and the English Queen, Elizabeth 1st (Catherine McCormack).

She conspires with the Earl of Bothwell (McKidd) to assassinate her miscreant husband Lord Darnley (Nicholls).

The story continues with her son James VI of Scotland (who, on Elizabeth's death, became James I of England), and the plot against his reign masterminded by the influential Catholic Robert Catesby (Coyle) - a plot planned by Guy Fawkes, (played by newcomer Michael Fassbender), to blow up the Houses of Parliament in order to rid the nation of an oppressive Protestant monarch.

Two original films exploring the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and her son James I.


Antonia Fraser - The Gunpowder Plot (1996) Unabridged (audiobook)

Narrator Patricia Gallimore (2003) | MP3 64kbps | 16Hrs 27Mins | 449Mb
Clipper Audio | ISBN 978184505

With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surround the fateful night of November 5th 1605, she unravels the tangled web of religion and politics that spawned the plot.


The plot to kill JFK - The Cuban connection

Guy Fawkes & The Gunpowder Plot

Documentary in which Nick Knowles attempts to find out why a Yorkshire-born zealot called Guy Fawkes should be so determined to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the king. Could he have been set up?

The Gunpowder Plot - Exploding The Legend

The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend was a British television show, hosted by Richard Hammond, that recreated elements of the Gunpowder Plot in which Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

First aired on the ITV Network in 2005, this £1 million[2] programme centres around a reconstruction of the Houses of Parliament as they were in 1605 (the current ones had not yet been built at the time of the Gunpowder Plot), constructed using period equivalent methods wherever possible. This was stocked with mannequins to represent notable commoners, members and the king before the bomb was detonated. The programme was made to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the plot.

woensdag 24 februari 2010

Modern marvels - James Bond gadgets (History channel)

Modern marvels - Weapons of mass destruction (History channel)

Modern marvels - FBI crime lab (History channel)

Modern marvels - Tunnels of Vietnam (History channel)

Modern Marvels - Bombs (History channel)

Modern marvels - The Manhattan project (History channel)

Modern marvels - SWAT (History channel)

Top secret NSA (Discovery Channel)

Why Intelligence Fails: Surprise Attack (2007) (Discovery Channel)

English | Subtitle: None | 00:47:15 | 480x304 | PAL (25fps) | XviD | Audio: MP3 - 192kbps | 394 MB | DVDRIP - PDTV |
Genre: Documentary

Why the CIA failed to foresee the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon and why the Israelis were blindsided by the Yom Kippur war in 1973

This program looks at international espionage and shows why intelligence failured are more important - and more revealing - than the sucesses. The "Why Intelligence Fails" series features interviews with intelligence experts and firsthand accounts from those directly involved.

maandag 22 februari 2010

Military Channel: Weaponology – Season 1 (Complete)

Military Channel: Weaponology – Season 1 (Complete)
English | No Sub | 13 Eps x 45 mins | 592x336 | XviD | PAL 25fps | MP3-252 kbps | 13 x 600 Mb
Gener: Documentary

The firepower-packed series that explores the genealogy of war machines — only on the Military Channel!
Weapons technology has progressed from catapults to laser-guided weapons through a combination of ingenious inventions, lateral thinking, battlefield experience and no small degree of luck. But the line of fire from early innovative weaponry to modern super weapons is rarely an simple family tree. This series will draw together and illuminate the great leaps that designers have made in military technology over the last centuries.

Episode 1: Sniper Rifles
Weaponology follows the genealogy of the sniper rifle from the first sniper rifle the 18th-century German Jaeger rifles to the modern day Barrett AS50.

Episode 2: Body Armor
Weaponology looks at the genealogy of body armor from the armor of medieval knights to the latest revolutionary body armor invention: Dragon Skin.

Episode 3: Rapid Fire
Weaponology follows the genealogy of rapid fire weapons from the deadly Gatling Gun to the lightweight hand-held firepower of the modern battlefield.

Episode 4: Submarines
Weaponology follows the genealogy of Submarines from the first submersibles to today’s nuclear attack submarines.

Episode 5: Vertical Takeoff
Weaponology follows the genealogy of Vertical Take Off from the earliest helicopters to the modern day Harrier Jump Jet.

Episode 6: Bomber
Weaponology follows the genealogy of the Bomber from the simple hand drop bombers of the First World War to the mighty B2 Stealth Bomber.

Episode 7: Fighte
Weaponology follows the genealogy of the Fighter Plane from the basic propeller Bi-Planes to the awesome F22 Raptor.

Episode 8: Artillery
Weaponology follows the genealogy of Artillery from the basic bronze cannons from medieval times to the modern day Howitzers.

Episode 9: Booby Traps
Weaponology follows the genealogy of Booby Traps. Dangerous and infinitely adaptable, traps are the hidden killers of the battlefield.

Episode 10: Pineapples, Frags and RPG’s
Weaponology follows the genealogy of Frags, Pineapples, and RPG’s from the first German PanzerFaust to the deadly LAW Rocket Launcher.

Episode 11: Fire Weapons
Weaponology follows the genealogy of the Fire Weapons. Fire is the oldest, most feared weapon known to man and Weaponology traces fire weapons from ancient Greek Fire weapons to modern day Napalm.

Episode 12: Armored Personnel Carriers
Weaponology follows the genealogy of Armoured Personnel Carriers from the first troop carrying platforms to the Bradley and Warrior Armoured Personnel Carriers of todays modern battlefield.

Episode 13: Tanks
Weaponology follows the genealogy of the Tank from the lumbering Mark I tanks of the first World War to the deadly Abrams Tank.

To Mars by A-Bomb: The Secret History of Project Orion

XviD | English | 656x368 25000fps
MPEG Audio Layer 3 48000Hz stereo 125Kbps
59 minutes | 599 MB | 15 Nov 2009 , BBC Four (UK)
IMDB - User Rating: 7.9/10

The extraordinary yet true account of a secret US government-backed attempt to build a spaceship the size of an ocean liner and send it to Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, propelled by thousands of miniature nuclear bombs.

IMDB: User Rating: 7.9/10

That's Impossible S01E03 Weather Warfare (2009)

English | 720p HDTV DHD | MKV | x264 1280x720 3145Kbps 23.976fps | AC3 384Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 00:44:18 | 1.09GB

The power to use tornados, hurricanes and the deadliest weather as weapons of war may now be possible.
We'll investigate reports that weather weapons are in development and reveal the technology that--in the future--could turn hurricanes, earthquakes, even tsunamis into some of the most powerful and plausibly deniable weapons of mass destruction the world has ever seen.


Explorer - (s06e02) Inside LSD [2009]

Language: English | 45mn | x264 3378kbps | 1280x720 | 59fps | AC3 384kbps | 1.23 GB
Genre: Documentary

LSDs inventor Albert Hofmann called it "medicine for the soul." The Beatles wrote songs about it. Secret military mind control experiments exploited its hallucinogenic powers. Outlawed in 1966, LSD became a street drug and developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture, capable of inspiring either moments of genius, or a descent into madness. Now science is taking a fresh look at LSD, including the first human trials in over 35 years.

That's Impossible S01E06 Mind Control (2009)

English | 720p HDTV DHD | MKV | x264 1280x720 3144Kbps 23.976fps | AC3 384Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 00:44:19 | 1.09GB

Miracle technology could allow people to transmit their brainwaves and speak to each other mind-to-mind. Scientists are working to create computers that read thoughts to find terrorists, and machines to scan our minds like thumbprints--causing some to wonder if "thought theft" could become the crime of the future.


A&E Biography - Ayatollah Khomeini, Holy Terror (2006)

For most, the mention of the Ayatollah Khomeini conjures up haunting images of blindfolded hostages being led from the American Embassy in Tehran. But for those in Iran, Khomeini is a legend who lives on today in the continuing revolution of Islam. His image covers buildings and monuments, his fierce gaze perpetually watchful. Here is the story of Khomeiniís rise from dutiful student in the dusty hamlet of Khomein in Iran to one of the most ruthless leaders the twentieth century has ever known. A man of myth and uncertainty, even the date of his birth is unknown. But what is known is that as a 70-year old grandfather, Khomeini pulled off one of the most daring revolutions in history and succeeded in serving up a crushing blow to America. Examine the man whose name brings to mind a swell of hate to most in America but instills immeasurable pride, honor and national dignity to the people of Iran.

Helicopter Wars: Trapped By The Taliban (2009) (NGC)

HDTV 720p
1280 x 720
Frames (25fps)
AC3 - 224Kbps
1.1 GB

That's Impossible S01E02 Real Terminators (2009)

English | 720p HDTV DHD | MKV | x264 1280x720 3147Kbps 23.976fps | AC3 384Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 00:44:17 | 1.09GB

Robots that think, move like humans and fight our wars--Real Terminators--may now be possible. At leading universities and covert government labs, robots are now being developed in man's image; cyborgs with superhuman strength, machines that may eventually be able to make decisions, even kill on their own. But will these very robots designed to protect us ultimately turn on their masters?

zondag 21 februari 2010

Brothers at War (2009)

Video - 640x368, XviD ~746 kbps
Audio - MP3 ~128 kbps

Unconstitutional - Patriot Act

Hard-hitting documentary tells it like it is.

Inside Iraq's Kill Zone (2007) NGC

Would you leave friends and family to voluntarily work in a war zone? Each and every day international security contractors in Iraq run a gauntlet of hidden dangers as they carry out critical missions to safeguard the Iraqi reconstruction effort and protect V.I.P.s. The conflict in Iraq has led to an enormous growth in the security business. Private contractors are hired to perform seemingly mundane but definitely dangerous tasks - jobs that were once the exclusive responsibility of the military. But insurgents dont distinguish between civilian contractors and coalition forces. Armed to the teeth the contractors move through the Iraqi roads, often appearing like characters from the movie The Road Warrior. Critics believe contractors simply add to the already chaotic situation in Iraq, a country on the verge of civil war. In Iraq private security contractors are constantly on alert, aware of their grim reality where every mission could be their last.

Warriors of the French Foreign Legion (2002) (Discovery Channel)

The Legion is an army surrounded by romance, myth and intrigue. Its history spans more than a hundred and fifty years. The Legion is world renowned for its bravery. From fighting Russian Cossacks in 1853 to patrolling Sarajevo in 1992, they have always been in the thick of the action. At any one time there are approximately ninety to a hundred different nationalities serving in the French Foreign Legion. Men from China, Japan, America, Africa, Iceland, Australia, and Russia have found their way into the hallowed ranks of the Legion. Legionnaires sworn allegiance, and only obligation, is to the Legion itself, not to France. The legion’s motto is simple: “Legio Patria Nester” – The Legion Is Our Country. The Legion never leave their weapons behind, and never fail to take an objective. Death comes first.

Inside Farc Hostage Rescue (National Geographic)

Uncover the strategy and details behind Operación Jaque – the masterwork in a series of Colombian intelligence endeavours and military operations aimed at suppressing powerful guerrilla militia, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Through a series of ploys, Colombian officials tricked FARC leaders into releasing 15 politically significant hostages, including Colombian presidential-hopeful Ingrid Betancourt. Approximately 700 FARC hostages are still being held. Testimonies from high-tier military leaders, the intelligence agents who developed the operation, helicopter hostage rescuers, hostages and captured FARC members unravel this web of espionage. While Colombia's President and Defence Minister received accolades from around the world following the liberation, the hostage rescue has not been without controversy. Allegations of illegally using the International Red Cross emblem, media organisation logos and the filtering of the operation's video to Colombia's main TV network have tarnished the operation's successful tactics.

James Bond: The True Story

The historical documentary looks at the real-life story behind James Bond. Author Ian Fleming wanted his suave secret agent to be the ultimate spy – but who provided the inspiration for Bond? This film reveals Fleming’s wartime service in naval intelligence and profiles two men who could have supplied the basis for Bond’s character.
This documentary explores the origins of a British icon. On February 17th 1952, Ian Fleming sat down at his typewriter in Jamaica to write ‘the spy story to end all spy stories’. The central character of this story would become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved fictional creations – James Bond.
Fleming would go on to write 12 novels featuring his super spy – each one an exciting blend of intrigue, escapism, sex and violence.

Mayday: Bomb on Board (2005) Discovery channel

Discovery Channel - Mayday: Bomb on Board (2005)
English | 720p HDTV MVGroup | MKV | x264 1280x720 4000Kbps 25fps | AC3 384Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 00:46:02 | 1.41GB

Islamic terrorist Ramzi Yousef smuggles the components for a bomb aboard Philippine Airlines Flight 434. After assembling the bomb and then disembarking the plane, the bomb detonates on the flight's next leg. The pilots successfully land the plane in Okinawa, but an investigation reveals that this was only a test for a larger operation.

PBS - Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre (2009)

PBS - Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre (2009)
English | 720p HDTV AERO | MKV | x264 1280x720 3661Kbps 23.976fps | AC3 192Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 00:54:06 | 1.46GB

Mumbai, November 26, 2008. What began as a typical day in a bustling, cosmopolitan city turned into a horror-filled 60 hours of orchestrated chaos when terrorists infiltrated the city and rampaged through the train station, cafes, a Jewish center and two of India’s most famous five- star hotels. As police struggled to coordinate a response and journalists clamored to cover the story from the streets, victims trapped inside the hotels began making contact with the outside world using cell phones, text messages and Twitter. Their urgent and heart-wrenching messages begged for information and painted a gruesome picture of indiscriminate killing, unfettered brutality and mass confusion. But the victims weren’t the only ones communicating with the outside world. The terrorist leaders in Pakistan were watching the coverage of the attacks on the news and relaying crucial information about the whereabouts of the victims back to their operatives on the ground.

That's Impossible S01E01 Invisibility Cloaks (2009)

History Channel - That's Impossible S01E01 Invisibility Cloaks (2009)
English | 720p HDTV DHD | MKV | x264 1280x720 3141Kbps 23.976fps | AC3 384Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 00:44:22 | 1.09GB

The power of true invisibility may now be possible. This episode investigates classified reports that the British military recently tested an invisible battle tank, examines the scientific breakthroughs that may soon give us all the power of invisibility, and witnesses a remarkable demonstration of an invisibility cloak that makes a man vanish.


FutureWeapons S03E08 Israel Special 2 (2009)

Discovery Channel - FutureWeapons S03E08 Israel Special 2 (2009)
English | 720p HDTV DiCH | MKV | x264 1280x720 3164Kbps 25fps | AC3 384Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 00:44:03 | 1.09GB

FutureWeapons returns to the Middle East for more of the latest weapons being designed by the Israeli armed forces including the ingenious missile protection shield for tanks; one of the world’s toughest main battle tanks that fires super-smart rounds; a state-of-the-art cruise missile and the air defense system that is second to none.

Inside MI5 : The Real Spooks

XviD | English | 640x352 25,000 FPS | MPEG Audio Layer 3 48000Hz stereo 136Kbps
59 minutes | 350 MB | 2 Parts | Rapidshare
Broadcast: 07 Dec 2009 , ITV1 (UK)
Genre: Documentary | Special Subject

This programme delves into those archives to explain how MI5 traitor Anthony Blunt could have changed the course of the war and ruined the success of D-Day. It also reveals facts surrounding the allegations that former MI5 director Roger Hollis and Trade Union Leader Jack Jones were Soviet Agents. The programme also examines whether Prime Minister Harold Wilson was himself under surveillance and explores events surrounding the death of three IRA members in Gibraltar. The programme also includes an exclusive, television interview with a former MI5 Director General and a KGB Colonel turned British Agent.


Whats that about - Spy and security operation (Discovery channel)

356 mb avi

Best Kept Secrets of the FBI (Discovery channel)

The Soviet Story (2008) DVDrip (Shocking Documentary)

Title: “The Soviet Story”
Type: Documentary film
Genre: History, politics
Director: Edvins Snore
Language: English
Length: 85 min.
Date of production: 2008

“The Soviet Story” is a story of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. Assisted by the West, this power triumphed on May 9th, 1945. Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe’s most murderous regime has never been told. Until now…


The film tells the story of the Soviet regime.

- The Great Famine in Ukraine (1932/33)
- The Katyn massacre (1940)
- The SS-KGB partnership [in the late 1930s the KGB was called NKVD, more info>]
- Soviet mass deportations
- Medical experiments in the GULAG.

These are just a few of the subjects covered in the film.

“The Soviet Story” also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern day Europe. Listen to experts and European MPs discussing the implications of a selective attitude towards mass murder; and meet a woman describing the burial of her new born son in a GULAG concentration camp.
The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and “realpolitik”.






UFO files - The secret KGB UFO abduction files (1998)

683 mb

The Secret Plot to Kill Hitler (History Channel)

0n July 20th 1944, a select group of senior German officers made a daring attempt to assassinate their leader, Adolf Hitler.Paranoid and dependent on drugs, Hitler had lost touch with strategic reality.The war was lost - but the Fuhrer refused to admit it and some of his commanders saw no other option than to kill him. For a brief moment, the outcome of the war depended entirely upon just one man, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, meeting Hitler with a briefcase full of reports - and 4lbs of high explosives. Virtual History uses a unique fusion of the most innovative computer animation techniques ever seen on TV screens and historical documents and expertise to recreate a moment in history which was never originally captured on film. The protagonists - Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin among them - are brought to life using physically similar actors and an astonishing new computerised face wrapping technique which gives them the real, fully animated faces of their characters.The effect is stunning. No moment in history has ever been recreated with such authenticity before.

Inside: FBI Stake Out (2009) (National Geographic)

HDTV 720p | English | 47mins | 1280×720 | MPEG4 | 25 fps | AC3 – 384 kbps | 1.09 Gb

From a pre-dawn raid, to a drug dealer bust, to a bomb threat—ride along with the Special Agents of the FBI as National Geographic Explorer takes you behind the scenes with the best and brightest of American law enforcement. Discover the world of today’s FBI as National Geographic’s cameras closely follow the daily operations of an FBI field office and go from the busy squad room to the underbelly of a colossal container ship, to the drug dealer’s doorstep.

Churchills German Army

Xvid | 616×360 | 47mins | 388mb

Documentary examining the Germans who fought for the Allies during World War Two, including a Spitfire pilot and an officer who caught an elusive fugitive.


Americas Hardest Prisons (Complete) (National Geographic)

XviD | 832kbps | MP3 | 185kbps | ~350MB

National Geographic – Americas Hardest Prisons – S01
TVRip – g1880n Release
March 11th, 2009

Find out what goes on inside America’s most dangerous prisons. Visit the institutions where hardened criminals try to break all the rules every day and meet the prison officers who try to keep them in line.

Discover the stories behind the inmates who are kept there. For some, life on the inside is all they know. For others, only thoughts of their loved ones keep them on the right track. And for those who want to go straight, their biggest challenge comes when they try to make a new life on the outside.

The critically acclaimed America’s Hardest Prisons returns for another six-part series beginning with a guided tour of Stateville Correctional Facility, in Chicago, Illinois, by Sgt. Baldwin, a 16-year veteran. He expresses the importance of the outside world to inmates and how it keeps them sane. It turns out family, romance and friendship are the things that make life go around, even among ‘the worst of the worst ‘.

The series ends in Fremont Correctional Facility, one of Colorado’s largest and busiest prisons, and perhaps for both inmates and officers, one of its most complicated. About half of the state’s sex offenders are housed here and they make up 75 per cent of this facility’s population. Housing such a large number of these offenders in one place is a daunting challenge. Fremont must protect these potential victims inside, while preparing them for life outside the walls, for a society that often does not want them back.

zaterdag 20 februari 2010

42 Ways to Kill Hitler (National Geographic)

XviD | 688×432 | Runtime: 48min | 742MB

Recently declassified documents shed new light on attempts to assassinate Hitler. There were at least 42 known plots.

Adolf Hitler is perhaps the most feared and despised man of the 20th century. Not surprisingly, there were over 40 documented attempts on Hitler’s life. Assassins ranged from simple craftsmen to high-ranking soldiers in the Führer’s own military. When the smoke cleared, how did one of history’s most vile figures manage to survive so many attempted assassinations?

Suicide bombers. Infiltrating snipers. Female film stars. Aerial raids. This programme reveals the ingenious methods used to target the Nazi leader. Aided by cutting-edge CGI, security experts explain why the plots failed; and using modern weapon and explosive experiments, determine what slight change could have made the missions successful. Historians theorize how history would have been altered had just one of the killers eliminated Hitler. We detonate little-known historical facts to captivate you as it poses the great question: What If…?

We show how multiple attempts to eliminate history’s greatest villain failed — while the world had to wait for Hitler to take his own life.