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Memorial Day Spotlight: War of 1812 Docuseries

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This was originally published 5/27/21 and updated 5/26/22 Now more than ever we must honor our fallen heroes. Those who step in to fight for liberty and democracy; for the sanctity of human life. Those on the front line fighting wars large or small; on any battlefield on any part of our planet. And those not often discussed that still paved a vital path to democracy. The War of 1812, while known by name, is often one of those long running series of battles and significant losses of life, that is not well known in story.  War of 1812 , the four part docuseries, brings to life an extraordinary conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated the dream of an independent Native nation.   Featuring robust reenactments of the battles and tense correspondence between leaders,  War of 1812  offers a rare look at history.  The depth of death and loss among Canadian militia forces and losses among native tribes was staggering for its time or any

TheArchive: Presidents in Conflict

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This post was originally published on (2/15/21) and updated on (2/21/22) . On the eve of some unpredictable tensions across the world, this President’s day TheArchive honors the Presidents who have led our country through conflict. Some have guided us past it while others caused it.   Either way, it’s challenging at the top, especially as we see President Biden navigate some very provocative leadership moments this week.  These stories of leadership have carved their way into our zeitgeist as they help to inform how our future can and may be shaped. In Ronald Reagan, The Hollywood Years, and Ronald Reagan, the Presidential Years , we track Reagan’s rise to power and his brush with the kind of conflict he could rise above. From that iconic moment on stage with Goldwater in 1964, to his governorship shortly thereafter, to his presidency, Reagan is celebrated as one of the most popular presidents of our time. But we also learn that the Iran-Contra affair certainly led to some unseen co

James Woods is Vietnam Veteran Vice Admiral James Stockdale

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This Veteran's Day,  TheArchive  is proud to present In Love and War ,  the true story of Vice Admiral James Stockdale (James Woods who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance), a high-ranking naval officer with the distinction of being the longest held POW in Vietnam; and his wife Sybil Stockdale (Jane Alexander) co-founder of the National League of Families, a nonprofit organization that worked on behalf of American Vietnam-era Missing in Action and Prisoner of War Families. Shot down during his third tour, he was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi for over seven years, tortured 15 times, put in leg irons for two years, and in solitary for four. Stockdale was the only three-star officer in the Navy history to receive aviator wings and the Medal of Honor. He also had two Purple Hearts.  In addition to being a highly regarded war hero, he was later known for being Ross Perot's running mate.  The screenplay was based on the book In Love and War: The Story of a Fami

Celebrating Veterans Around the World

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Beneath the Helmet explores the story of Five Israeli high school graduates drafted into the military. Eden Adler (First Lieutenant), Oren Giladi (Private), Mekonan Abebe (Private), Eilon Cohen (Private), Coral Amarani (Sergeant) enter training for eight months,  discovering their core values, unearthing emotions from the past, and learning that their teenage lives are now changed forever. The documentary highlights a few different positions the teens hold, ranging from First Lieutenant to Private, Sergeant and Commander.  Mekonen and Oren are both Privates, who emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia and Switzerland. After joining the army, the two became the best of friends — despite their different upbringing. The other three teens featured are Coral, Eden, and Eilon — all of whom hail from Israel.   Coral is from the affluent neighborhood of Herzliya Pituach and is a Sergeant at a pre-basic training program, working to get 12 soldiers integrated into the IDF (Is

Faith and Family: Beyond the Mask this 4th of July!

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It is only fitting to celebrate our independence by going BEYOND THE MASK! With people out and about and ready to gather, July 4th may be the biggest spectacle we've seen in years. But we recommend you also celebrate our nation's independence and take a break from the heat and crowds by watching  TheArchive 's, BEYOND THE MASK . Beyond the Mask , in beautiful 4K, is an action-packed adventure set in 1776 during the turmoil of the Revolutionary war, bringing history to life in a story filled with liberty, freedom, and faith. Based on true events, the film features action, battles, and suspense, leading up to the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence. Andrew Cheney stars as William Reynolds, Kara Kilmer as Charlotte Holloway, Alan Madlane as Benjamin Franklin, and John Rhys-Davies as the corrupt Charles Kemp in a performance Variety praised as, "bellicose, two dimensional villainy that makes for undeniably enjoyable viewing." Yes, he's indeed enj

The Long Way Home: Remembering the Holocaust

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day we honor the millions who perished and the millions whose eternal light continues to shine as a beacon of hope.  Humanity will triumph in the face of any challenge and transcend any wrong. Oscar winning documentary, The Long Way Home , echoes those ideals as it depicts the plight of Jewish refugees after World War II that contributed to the creation of the State of Israel.  The film examines the horrific conditions for Jewish refugees even in post-war Europe, as antisemitism was still prevalent and poverty the norm.  The formation of the State of Israel is explored, along with the ensuing debates around its formation. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, The Long Way Home features Edward Asner, Sean Astin, and Martin Landau. Never forget. TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and classic TV. From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOW

Occult and Evil in the Horrors of Vietnam

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Written by Vietnam historian Peter Alan Lloyd,  M.I.A. A Greater Evil   is a thrilling horror film that touches on the conspiracy theories and notions surrounding the Vietnam War—those that suggest nearly 2,000 POWs were lost and kept captive in the jungles of Vietnam.  M.I.A.  deals with one of the great conspiracy theories of the 20th century, detailing the unknowns and the uncomfortable truths. In M.I.A. A Greater Evil, a group of American college students embark on an expedition in search of gold throughout the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. The college students (Valerie Bentson, Sarah Ball, and Mark Matula) are joined by their Geology professor in search of gold along a river in Vietnam.  With past stories of French gold miners finding riches within the waters, their intrigue is not deterred by rapids, detoured routes, or talk of the War and its ominous presence over the area. But their dreams of riches quickly unravel when an unintended detour leaves the group

Beyond the Mask: American Independence

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With July 4 th falling on a Saturday, parties would normally be off the charts around the country. But this weekend, for so many reasons, celebrations may be more subdued. Celebrating our nation's independence will be a right and privilege each person here in the states can exercise and t his particular writer will be home with his family revisiting a popular TheArchive movie, BEYOND THE MASK . I thought it ironic given this Covid-19 time, that a film celebrating American independence would have such an apt title.    Beyond the Mask , in beautiful 4K, is an action-packed adventure romance set in 1776 during the turmoil of the Revolutionary war, bringing history to life in a story filled with liberty, freedom, and faith. Based on true events, the film features action, battles, and suspense, leading up to the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence. Andrew Cheney stars as William Reynolds, Kara Kilmer as Charlotte Holloway, Alan