The First World War ended 102 years ago, leaving behind stories of hardship, destruction, perseverance, and hope for the world. Today, as we remember the end of the war, here are some war-based drama titles to stay entertained and informed:
The First World War: The People’s Story
The Docu-series tells the story of one of the most catastrophic wars in human history is seen and heard as never before, with emotional testimonies of the last survivors from the battlefields and the home front. Filmed over the past twenty-five years and with digitally restored WWI footage this vivid and heartbreaking series tells the people’s story and humane part of it. Binge-watch the documentary on Amazon Prime Video.
India: The Forgotten Army
India: The Forgotten Army is a special documentary on World War 1 that focusses on the often-overlooked contribution of Indian Soldiers in World War 1 and features experts including Dr. Shashi Tharoor- Former Minister of External Affairs, India, Tony McClenaghan- Military Historian, England, Dr. Santanu Das- Professor of English Literature, King’s College London amongst others. Streaming now on Discovery Plus
The Forgotten Army – Azaadi ke liye
Helmed by Kabir Khan, The Forgotten Army stars Sunny Kaushal and Sharvari and is based on true events about the men and women in the Indian National Army (INA) led by Subhash Chandra Bose. In this Amazon Original Series, Lieutenant Sodhi and his army fight for Indian Independence during World War II as part of the Indian National Army; the journey and sacrifice of the Indian National Army from its soldiers’ point of view. Stream now on Amazon Prime Video.
Kesari is a historical action-war film written and directed by Anurag Singh and is based on an incredible true story of the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897. The film stars Akshay Kumar with Parineeti Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini, Vikram Kochhar, and Rakesh Sharma in supporting roles. Stream now on Amazon Prime Video.
Tales of Valour: Battle of Kargil
The series showcases six wars and several tales of gallantry and valor. The battle of Kargil highlights the armed conflict between India and Pakistan that occurred in 1999 in Kargil. The series also features episodes on the battle of Longewala, fought during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and the Battle of Asal Uttar, one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pak War of 1965. Streaming now on Discovery Plus
Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum
Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum is a special series on the prestigious Commando School Belgaum, which has produced the fittest and finest Ghatak commandos who have fought wars and made the country proud. The four-episode series gives viewers a glimpse of the 35-day grueling course that the Army officers must undergo to be a part of Ghatak commandos. Streaming now on Discovery Plus