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The War

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Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
DVD
2007
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Century of Warfare: The History of the United States at War in the 20th Century

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Chronicles the history of the United States military in the 20th century. Original film footage records U.S. particpation in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War of 1991.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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Mood Indigo [electronic resource]: Blacks and Whites

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Newsreels reveal that the World War II American home front is as racially segregated as the Armed Forces. Although prejudice, discrimination and race riots plague the home front, black civilians continue to back the war effort, and black servicemen distinguish themselves overseas.
Online
2005; 1990
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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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Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: Nation's Draft Lottery Held (10/30/1940)

This Universal newsreel focuses on two topics, as follows. Reel 1, Washington, D.C.: Historic scenes as the first peace-time draft in the U.S. gets underway. Secretary of War Stimson draws out the first number, No. 158, and as President Roosevelt broadcasts a message to the country, America's youth prepares to answer the call to arms! Reel 2, Philadelphia, Pa.: Exclusive pictures of the metal drum used as a draft lottery bowl during the Civil War. It was unearthed along with old recruiting posters.
Online
2010; 1940
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Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: Allies Fight Fierce Nazi Counter-Blow (12/20/1944)

This Universal newsreel focuses on four topics, as follows. Reel 1, Events within Germany leading to the present "power drive" in the West is shown in captured German newsreels. Theaters are shut down, women are drafted for war work, trolleys tow trucks to save gasoline, robot bombs are launched, and, at the front, the Nazi military carries on despite the appearance of American air fleets. Allied cameras show Yank heavy artillery in action; Nazi prisoners are collared, near St. Nazaire, France; and an exchange of Allied and Nazi prisoners is effected through the American Red Cross. Reel 2, U.S. Army Air Base, Dover, Del.: A P-47 and a P-38 dive at 300 m.p.h. and discharge wing rockets at 600 m.p.h. into a Sherman tank, causing heavy damage. Reel 3, The U.S. Maritime Service needs off [...]
Online
2010; 1944
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Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: U-Boat Menace Ended (05/17/1945)

This Universal newsreel focuses on five topics, as follows. Reel 1, With the downfall of Germany, U-boats rise to the surface and proceed to surrender to Allied naval authorities. Reel 2, In Berlin, Air Marshal Tedder, General Spaatz, Marshal Zhukoff and others receive the surrender of General Keitel, Admiral Friedberg, and General Stumpf, which commits Nazi Germany to Allied control and ceases hostilities. Reel 3, Yanks entering the salt mines at Merkers, Germany, are startled to find 100 tons of gold bullion, jewels, silver currency, and priceless paintings--the cached loot of the Nazis. Reel 4, Eminent people, long held in Nazi prison camps, are found at a Villa in the Alps. Reel 5, Aircraft factories near Nagasaki are bombed by B-29s from Guam. From Saipan, a fleet of B-29s pierc [...]
Online
2010; 1945
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Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: Reconversion Outlook (08/16/1945)

This Universal newsreel focuses on three topics, as follows. Reel 1, John Snyder speaks. Reel 2, Postwar life in Berlin. Reel 3, The dawn of the Atomic Age: the Trinity nuclear test at the White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico.
Online
2010; 1945
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Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Open (11/29/1945)

This Universal newsreel focuses on the Nuremberg trials. In the historic scene of the trial's opening, chief U.S. prosecutor Robert Jackson speaks and the presiding judge asks each defendant to plead either guilty or not guilty.
Online
2010; 1945
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Prelude to War: & the Nazis Strike

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Prelude to war: Recounts the Japanese incursion into Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the beginnings of the Nazi takeover in Eastern Europe. The Nazis strike: Documents the relentless advance of Germany's military machine, as Hitler's armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg tactics and spread through the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
DVD
2000; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Battle of China: & War Comes to America

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The Battle of China (1944): Depicts Japanese aggression against China during World War II and describes Japan's plans for world conquest. Recalls Chinese development of the compass, printing, astronomy, gunpowder, and porcelain. War comes to America (1945): 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
DVD
2000; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)
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Why We Fight: 7 December 7th

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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.
DVD
2012; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Troop Train

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Online
1943
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U.S. News Review: Issue No. 3

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News stories include the introduction of the Mosquito reconnaisance bomber, the war in New Guinea, urging those at home to repair appliances as new ones are not available, the bombing on Naples, Italy, a letter to his fellow workers from machinist Arthur Hocking whose son has been killed in the war urging them to do everything possible to wind up the war, the United States Coast Guard song is played over scenes of Coast Guard life.
FilmOnline
1943; 1942
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U.S. News Review: Issue No. 5

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Newsreel contains stories about Veronica Lake getting her hair cut to promote worker safety, how absence from factory jobs can affect soldiers, how women going to war is affecting the care of children, British planes bomb Bremen, a sing-along version of the Army Air Corps song.
FilmOnline
1942
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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)