World War II, the complete history. 1.
Contributor(s): Madacy Home Video (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: St. Laurent, Quebec : Madacy Home Video, Edition: Special 66th anniversary collector's ed.Description: 5 videodiscs (885 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 0778630277; 9780778630272.Other title: World War two, the complete history.Subject(s): World War (1939-1945) | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes | War -- Causes | 1939-1945Genre/Form: Documentary films. | Nonfiction films. | Documentary films. | Nonfiction films. | Documentary films. | Nonfiction films.DDC classification: 940.54
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DVD; Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby stereo.; full screen.
Originally produced in 2005.
Examines the complex origins of the conflict in Europe and East Asia, and the long first phase of the war when an Axis victory seemed an all-too-likely and frightening possibility. This rare archival material reveals the magnitude of the fascist threat, and the heroism that sustained the Allies through the bleak early years.
Disc 1 : Hitler's rise to power : the war in Asia begins as Japan invades China -- War breaks out in Europe; the United States begins to build a military -- Tensions rise between the U.S. and Japan; Germany invades Russia -- Pearl Harbor; Russia launches a counter-attack against the Germans -- The Seige of Leningrad; U.S. fighter planes -- America in the Phillippines; ROmmel and the British in North Africa -- The Nazi's "Final Solution;" the interment of Japense-Americans -- MacArthur leaves the Philippines; a look at life after enlistment in the Army.
Disc 2 : Japan captures Mandalay; the Allies split the Pacific command -- B-25 bombers on Tokyo; in the Philippines, U.S. forces on Bataan surrender -- Japan invades the Aleutian islands, a look at the top Nazi leadership -- Midway : a turning point in the Pacific; the Nazis push toward Stalingrad -- The Luftwaffe pounds Britain on Malta; Rommel is defeted at El Alamein -- U.S. Marines invade Guadalcanal; Canadians meet with disaster in Dieppe -- Battle for Bloody Ridge; a look at Lend Lease shipments to Russia -- America lands on the north coast of Africa; medical care in the jungle.
Disc 3 : French troops fold in North Africa; Germany is trapped at Stalingrad -- Russia tightens its noose around Stalingrad; longing for home at Christmas -- Allied leaders meet at Casablanca; French Admiral Darian is assassinated -- Russia reclaims Stalingrad and Lenningrad; radar and the fight for the skies -- America is victorious at Guadalcanal; Germany hits har at Kasserine Pass -- Patton arrives in North Africa; the R.A.F. targets German industry -- Dt Patton beats Germans at El Guettar; Nazis retreat from the North Atlantic -- Operation Mincemeat; a look at life on a carrier.
Disc 4 : Allies claim final victory in North Africa; planning for the invasion of Sicily -- Allies invade Sicily; American Navy plans its assualt across the Pacific -- Bombs over German oil refineries; Russia continues its drive west -- The Allies win on Sicily ; Allied bombers are mauled over Schweinfurt -- Allies invade and take Italian mainland; Japan's elete military institutions -- Germans stage daring rescue of Mussolini; a look at life in Britain -- Italians decalre war on Germany; Russia retakes Kiev -- Allied leaders meet again; Halsy tops the Solomon ladder at Bougainville.
Disc 5 : Preparing to invade France; U.S. Maines bloodied on the beaches of Tarawa -- 1943, the year in review; the P-51 enters the fray -- America wins big in the Marshalls; Red Army breaks the siege of Lenningrad -- Allies bomb Monte Cassino; the U.S. rolls through the Central Pacific -- Surprise Japanese offensive in India; preparations for Operation Overlord -- Hitler shuffles his western command; a look at a bizarre navy ritual -- D-Day Special : landing on the north coast of France; the German reaction -- Allied forces struggle in Normandy; Hitler's vengenace stikes London.
Bonus features: letters from the front lines; original news reels.
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