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The Hornets Nest

The Hornets Nest

The documentary film describes the carnage and chaos which become a part of the daily lives and the deaths of American soldiers during the Afghanistan war under eyes of 2 journalists: a father Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos Boettcher. The three-day mission extends to 9 days, reflecting severity of the American longest war.

Source: The Hornets Nest


WW II in HD -History Channel

From YouTube   All 10 episodes; in color.  Documents 12 people who served, including Jack Werner.  Yes, that Werner…  This is the fourth update, on 1-21-18.  Other sources were deleted on YT.  The sequences are from at least four different channels, one channel’s episode 8 had the soundtrack muted, and I had to hunt for it. (YT police)

The first 3 of 10 episodes; at end of episode 3, go to the next window, as this is the last episode in sequence. The autoplay is active.








Band of Brothers


Above is the source for this documentary.  This was not an easy find; one that doesn’t require a subscription, or downloading (thus risking malware).  Don’t change any settings;  just click on the appropriate chapter to view.  Chapter one in the menu autoplays after clicking on above link.  Clicking on the timeline approx 2.5 min past the start on succeeding chapters allows you to “cut to the chase” rather than going through the intro on each episode.

It’s been fifteen years since the documentary was first aired;  Two years ago, I made a post on “Wild Bill” Guarnere, one of several participating survivors, shown in interviews preceding the episodes, who has since passed on. Never forget them !

Freedom is not free… WW II Documentary

WW II in HD covers the personal accounts of twelve individuals throughout WW II including Jack Werner, and Shelby Westbrook.  Whom you say? From The Hollywood Reporter, dated 7/18/2011 by Mike Barnes:

“Jack C. Werner, a war hero and the father of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution president Ken Werner, died July 17 at the Encino home of his son. He was 93.

A native of Vienna, Werner escaped the Nazi takeover of Austria by walking over the Alps into Switzerland, then made his way to Paris and eventually New York in May 1939.

Werner enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1941 in Los Angeles. He served in the 7th Infantry Division, 13th Combat Engineers of the H and S Company, receiving promotion from private to first sergeant. He participated in four major campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations: in Attu in May 1943; Kwajalein in February 1944; the initial invasion of Leyte Island in the Philippines; and, finally, in the first of three waves of the American forces invasion of Okinawa.

Werner was wounded during a counterattack by the Japanese in May 1945, evacuated home, discharged from the army on V-J Day in 1945 and awarded four battle stars, a Purple Heart and a Presidential Unit Citation.”         His complete obituary HERE

Shelby Westbrook was a Tuskegee Airman. [Useful information on these airmen not properly covered elsewhere is HERE .  His account is in episode seven of this series.

10-7-17    PLEASE notify me if the channel become inactive.

(the video pane will become blank instead of showing “WW II in HD” w/ an image)

I had to search several channels to obtain all episodes; # 4 was difficult to find [“copyright” which blocked several channels.]  Others had to be embedded instead of using the URL due to a weird fluke which would not show the appropriate part, substituting one on d-day.   My last update was 8-12-16.



Navy SEALs Untold Stories

Courtesy of  Military & History Documentary HD  Published on Apr 16, 2015  2-25-16;  Kristian Trena  YT channel

 Updated on 2-26-17.  Original source deleted.

“The SEALs’ history has never been truly told before. This is the first time that Naval Special Warfare has assisted with the research of a documentary about the Teams and their forefathers.”

Despite the widespread attention paid to the Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since they killed Osama bin Laden, the story of how these clandestine warriors evolved in response to changing threats — from WWII to the War on Terror — and how their extraordinary abilities shaped U.S. and world history, has remained untold.

Few people know the unheralded tales of the first frogmen who dared to face almost certain death with little training, scant equipment and untested tactics.