This program tells the true story of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong in the days after he gave journalists his cache of documents about the NSA. The journalists had returned home, the revelations were shocking the world, but unknown until now, Edward Snowden himself was broke and alone - and the manhunt to bring him back to the United States was closing in on him. What is stunning is how Snowden, without contacts or money, was able to take advantage of elementary mistakes made by the U.S. government and escape Hong Kong and evade the manhunt.
Helmand is on the brink of falling to the Taliban again, which makes now an important time to look back on what went so horribly wrong. Why were so many young lives lost, so many billions spent, to so little effect? Heroes of Helmand: The British Army’s Great Escape (Channel 4) should be the perfect vehicle for that. It is billed as the shocking story that parts of the military have covered up for a decade, of incredible heroism by men on the ground, fighting for their lives after they were abandoned in hell by senior officers.
The second Zinatra album, “The Great Escape”, originally released in 1990, is a melodic hard rock holocaust at its own right. The songwriting and instrumental part of the album is more focused and to the point, frontman Joss Menner has stepped up as the-singer raising his game manifold but most importantly there is one Robbie Valentine behind the keyboards also taking a leading role in terms of songwriting.
It remains one of the greatest stories of heroism of World War II. Seventy-five men tunneled out of the Nazi's most secure POW camp to wreak havoc on the German countryside. But who was the invisible hand that had reached out to help in the Great Escape. Now after nearly seventy years the true story can at last be told of how a handful of unsung heroes assisted the most famous escape of the war. The top-secret unit run from Virginia was known as MIS-X and the handful of soldiers sworn to life-long silence assisted escape attempts from all 64 German camps scattered across Eastern Europe.