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Subject: History

World War II Chronicles Series

World War II Chronicles Series

This classic series offers twenty digitally re-mastered programs that chronicle the major events of World War II. Programs available on 20 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 20-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
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List of Titles


Attack! The Battle for New Britain

Attack! The Battle for New Britain

Directed by Frank Capra, and produced under the supervision of the Commander-in-Chief, South West Pacific Area, this digitally re-mastered classic documentary also includes the work of chief photographic officer Robert R. Presnell, Sr. Dedicated to those who made the first landings on the Japanese held Click for more


The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

"Never, in the field of human conflict, has so much been owed by so many to so few"; these words were first spoken by Winston Churchill during the desperate days when the skill and courage of the men and women defending British airspace prevented Germany's Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over Britain. Click for more


The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

The one-day battle of Midway, on June 6, 1942, reversed the tide of war in the Pacific in the favor of the United States, nearly six months to the day after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. From that day on, Japan would be on the defensive. Now digitally re-mastered, this classic program documents this Click for more


The Battle of Russia

The Battle of Russia

Academy Award Nominee: Best Documentary
Narrated by Walter Huston and directed by Frank Capra, this Oscar-nominated, digitally re-mastered classic documentary is from the series of films commissioned by the United States during World War II, "Why We Fight." Originally released Click for more


The Battle of San Pietro

The Battle of San Pietro

This is Academy award winning director John Huston's landmark documentary about a pivotal battle in the Liri Valley of Italy during World War II. One thing that makes this film so remarkable is that it was not a well-known battle; another is it focused on the high casualties incurred before the Allies seized Click for more


December 7, 1941

December 7, 1941

December 7, 1941, is best known in history as the day the Japanese Navy carried off a surprise attack of the United States' Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, sinking four U.S. Navy battleships, damaging four others, sinking or damaging three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer; also destroying 188 aircraft Click for more


Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer

This digitally re-mastered classic, the third in the Why We Fight series, documents the story of German treachery and military domination that continued throughout Europe. We witness the overwhelming air power of Germany as it systematically destroyed Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Click for more


History of the Black Soldier

History of the Black Soldier

Although director Frank Capra made a number of documentaries that aroused negativity against our German and Japanese enemies during World War II, he was not a man of prejudice. This newly re-mastered documentary, originally titled, History of the Negro Soldier, proved that fact. Here he documents the Click for more


The Memphis Belle

The Memphis Belle

Digitally re-mastered classic documentary by four-time Oscar winning director William Wyler (Ben Hur; Roman Holiday; Mrs. Miniver; The Best Years of Their Lives) on the famed Memphis Belle, the "Flying Fortress," the most famous plane of the U.S. Air Force's 8th Bomber Command. The distinguished crew Click for more


The Nazis Strike

The Nazis Strike

Directed by Academy award winner Frank Capra, this digitally re-mastered classic documentary traces the beginnings of the Nazi party, up through their stunning victories and shocking atrocities. It details the thoughts and actions of several German leaders, including Otto Von Bismarck, Kaiser Willhelm II, and Click for more


The Normandy Invasion

The Normandy Invasion

June 6th, 1944, known as D-Day, is one of the most significant dates during World War II and in world history. After months of preparation, a month of aerial bombardment, and a deception plan to fool the Nazis, the first Allied troops came ashore at 6:30 AM on that day, and within six weeks liberated Paris on Click for more


The Nuremberg War Trials

The Nuremberg War Trials

On October 20th, 1945, twenty-two Nazis were indicted of War Crimes, the beginning of the Nuremberg War Trials. These trials brought before the court, and the world, harrowing documentary evidence of mass murder and atrocities throughout German occupied Europe. On October 15th, 1945, all but 3 defendants were found Click for more


Our Job in Japan

Our Job in Japan

This newly re-mastered documentary includes the footage of General Douglas MacArthur and the signing of surrender documents by the Japanese aboard the USS Missouri. The United States had won the war, but now how to win the peace? Japan was a nation of 70 million people who had been trained to blindly follow Click for more


Payoff in the Pacific

Payoff in the Pacific

Originally aired by the U.S. Army as a documentary series called The Big Picture, this re-mastered documentary takes viewers into the heart of battle with Allied soldiers fighting island to island against the Japanese Empire during WW II; it covers most of the major battles fought in the Pacific, from Pearl Click for more


Prelude to War

Prelude to War

Academy Award for Best Documentary
This Oscar winning documentary, narrated by Walter Huston, and a famous U.S. Army training film in WW II before its theatrical release, was part of Director Frank Capra's Why We Fight series; the answer compares the "free" and Click for more


Report From the Aleutians

Report From the Aleutians

Academy Award Winner
This newly re-mastered, Oscar winning documentary was directed by John Houston; he and his actor father, Walter, also narrated it. This is a profile of the lonely, but still dangerous, life for soldiers on the remote bomber base of Adak in the Aleutian Click for more


The Stillwell Road (Through Burma)

The Stillwell Road (Through Burma)

This re-mastered classic documentary, narrated by Ronald Reagan, pays tribute to "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, Commander of troops in the CBI (China-Burma-India) Theatre, and the 63,000 men who constructed a 478-mile road through the rugged mountains and jungles of Burma in World War II, which enabled crucial Click for more


Submarine Warfare

Submarine Warfare

Needless to say, submarine warfare is dangerous business, which certainly was the case for the USS Swordfish, which was the first United States' Navy ship to sink a Japanese ship during World War II; in all she successfully conducted 12 war patrols during the war; then is presumed to have been sunk on January Click for more


The Thunderbolt

The Thunderbolt

The Thunderbolt refers to the P-47 fighter-bombers that were used by the Corsica-based 57th Fighter Group during the Italian Campaign of World War II. This huge plane, also known as the "Jug," was the largest single-engine fighter of its time; it was the fastest-diving American aircraft of the war, reaching Click for more


The World at War

The World at War

This re-mastered classic documents a decade of events that eventually led to the attack on Pearl Harbor and America's participation in World War II. The footage was taken from actual newsreels and enemy films in custody of the U.S. Government; so nothing has been staged. We see Nazi rallies at Madison Square Garden, Click for more





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