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America: The War Years

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Contemporary newsreels give glimpses of the United States during World War II, with reports on military campaigns, war production, sports, fashion, entertainment and more.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Uncle Sam: The Movie Collection

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Twenty-one original wartime shorts and documentaries, uncut and uncensored. See the American generation that fought and won World War II and endured the hardships of Korea. Experience the power of motion pictures, produced by the Hollywood studios and the U.S. government, to galvanize a nation and to honor and celebrate sacrifices made by the men and women who left us the world in which we live.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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War Comes to America: Information Film, Part One

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Briefly reviews the history of the United States and describes the characteristics, habits, and beliefs of the American people. Explains the events from 1931 to 1941 that caused the United States to enter World War II.
VHS
1989; 1944
Ivy (By Request)
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Uncle Sam: The Movie Collection

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Twenty-one original WWII wartime shorts and documentaries produced by Hollywood studios and the U.S. government from 1936 to 1945.
VHS
2003; 1936
Ivy (By Request)
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Doris Kearns Goodwin, Author: No Ordinary Time : Book Review

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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Home Front in World War II.
VHS
1999; 1994; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
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America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference

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Uses interviews, official photos, home movies, and archival footage to explore the factors that shaped America's response to the Holocaust and asks the question "Why didn't America do more?" Looks at America's inaction through the experiences of a Jewish refugee trying to save his parents, and through documented evidence of official policy of the U.S. government.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Mood Indigo: Blacks & Whites ; It's Been a Long, Long Time

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Newsreel footage shows that the American home front was as racially segregated as the Armed Forces; the end of the war brings changes to the country.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Sacrifices and Shortages ; A String of Pearls

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America copes with shortages during the war and women go off to work.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Thanks for the Memories: Accentuating the Postive

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American show business goes to war. Dinah Shore leads a tour of the Hollywood Canteen, and Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra sing to sell war bonds (1st work). Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Jerry Colona, Joe E. Brown, and Marlene Deitrich lead Hollywood stars overseas to put on shows for troops in the war zones. Highlights show what Americans thought was entertaining and funny in the 40s (2nd work).
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)