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The Soldier's Story [electronic resource]

ABC News Productions
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The turning point for Allied forces during World War II was the landing on the beaches of Normandy. Gaining a foothold on the European continent was imperative, if the Nazis were to be defeated. The largest military operation ever attempted, Operation Overlord took place on D-Day, June 1, 1944. A huge American army had been recruited, trained, and equipped to help reclaim Europe from Hitler. After two years of delays, the massive battle plan along the French coast would come together. This ABC New program tells stories of the young men who became soldiers on that day.
Release Date
1994
Run Time
66 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 10, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • The Allied Invasion of Europe (2:23)
  • January 1944 (2:02)
  • Hitler's Atlantic Wall (2:01)
  • Operation Overlord (1:37)
  • Operation Fortitude (1:26)
  • Training for War (2:10)
  • Amphibious Rehearsals (3:49)
  • Increased Secrecy (1:37)
  • Germans Prepare for Attack (2:33)
  • The "Great Crusade" Begins (2:44)
  • Eve of D-Day - Eisenhower's Dilemma (4:25)
  • Preparing for Air Attack (2:04)
  • Glider Teams Airborne (1:49)
  • "Well, It's On" (1:49)
  • D-Day: Hour One (1:45)
  • Glider Pilots Surprise the Enemy (1:22)
  • Paratroopers Head for the Western Flank (2:32)
  • Confusion on the Ground (3:28)
  • Omaha Beach Attack (2:55)
  • H-hour (2:05)
  • Landing at Normandy (1:51)
  • Rangers Move Inland (1:39)
  • Juno and Utah Beach Landings (0:58)
  • Omaha Beach Landings (1:55)
  • The Invasion Continues without Key Leadership (3:40)
  • Struggle for Power (4:08)
  • Eisenhower Arrives (3:56)
  • Summary: The Soldier's Story (1:55)
  • Credits: The Soldier's Story (0:10)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1994.
Recording Info
Broadcast date: June 01, 1994.
Publisher no.
54308 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (66 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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