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The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

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Portrays a bombing mission over Germany during World War II, including preparations for the raid, the takeoff from England, the flight, bombing the submarine base at Wilhelmshaven, and the return to base.
FilmOnline
1944
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General George Patton: A Genius for War

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Online
2002; 1995
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Underground Railroad

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Online
2002; 1994
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Military Tech

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Describes how the 7th Calvary came to the aid of settlers in the West who came under attack by the Native Americans, and how they were able to win the battles with the Native Americans with better weapons, strategy, and tactics.
Online
2004
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Conquest of America

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After Columbus discovered America came the men to make a conquest. From all corners of the world, explorers reached the shores of the New World to reap untold riches, seek new routes to the Far East, and gain the most elusive glory of all - a place in history. A sweeping saga of bravery, cruelty and pure folly, these are the stories of adventurers who stopped at nothing to conquer an unknown land and its peoples. Led by legendary cities of gold and mythical passages to China, foiled by international intrigue and mutiny on the high seas, men like Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Henry Hudson, Jean Ribault, and Vitus Bering left an indelible mark on a vast new continent. Expedition logs, period accounts, and other primary materials help tell the story of America's exploration. Filled wit [...]
Online
2005
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Lincoln

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Filmed as if through the president's own eyes, Lincoln goes deeper than any documentary has before to reveal the troubled depths behind the man known as the Great Emancipator.
Online
2006; 2005
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Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower

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From their self-imposed exile in Holland to their perilous crossing of the Atlantic, to their first year in the new world, Desperate Crossing is the definitive story of how the Pilgrims came to live and prosper in an unfamiliar land.
Online
2006
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The Pentagon

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Presents archival footage of the construction of the Pentagon, the largest office building in the world and its progress from the drawing board to today. Engineers reveal the reasons behind its unique shape and show off some of the innovative features that have helped the nearly 60- year-old headquarters handle the changing demands of its occupants over the decades. An all-access tour to rooms rarely seen by the public, and new footage documents the destruction of the September 11th terrorist attack.
Online
2005; 2001
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The Adventures of Daniel Boone

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Gives the true life of Daniel Boone and separates it from the legend.
Online
2002; 1995
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Civil War Journal

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Through diaries, photograhs, and factual reenactments, these four episodes focus on the earlier years of the Civil War, including John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry; the first military engagement of the war at Fort Sumter; the first major battle at Bull Ron, and the mix of escaped slaves and educated African American men who made up the 65th Massachussetts regiment.
Online
2001; 1993
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Henry Ford: Tin Lizzy Tycoon

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Online
2006
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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit

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A portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, an activist First Lady with personal tragedies, who became a leader in humanitarian causes.
Online
2005; 1994
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Frontier Doctors

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Discover the stories behind the pioneering men and women whose courage and heroism both helped to save lives and make medical history.; Public performance rights included.
Online
2006
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J. Pierpont Morgan: Emperor of Wall Street

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From his rise to power to his legendary battles with Theodore Roosevelt, this is the complete story of the legendary financier who twice saved the nation.
Online
2005
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Navajo Code Talkers

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Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II.
Online
2006; 1998
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Brigham Young: Architect of Faith

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Explore the life of one of the most compelling figures in American history, as religious leader, governor, isolationist, polygamist, and business leader, as he led his people from Missouri and Illinois to a new home in Utah.
Online
2008; 1995
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Admiral Chester Nimitz: Thunder of the Pacific

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Chronicles the life of this fabled admiral, from his brilliant strategies and great victories, to his hand in the victory of the greatest conflict in history, and his life behind the uniform.
Online
2008; 1996
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Valley Forge

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Online
2002
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General George C. Marshall: Soldier and Statesman

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Examines the life of George Marshall, American army general and architect of the Marshall Plan.
Online
2002; 1996