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1.

The U.S. Civil War Out West

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Online
2008; 1993
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The Heavenly Missiles

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Objectives of the program include: Comprehend how the missile has changed warfare for both soldier and civilian, learn about the legendary V-1 and V-2 rockets that nearly changed the course of World War II, find out what development made ballistic missiles today's dominant weapon, be exposed to the different types of missiles and their unique capabilities, and apprecieate how complacent we have become about the threat of nuclear annihilation.
Online
1990
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The Deadly Mistakes

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Online
1996
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General Omar Bradley

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The story of five star general Omar Nelson Bradley, this program includes government footage of the training exercises that prepared the nation for war, and interviews with the men Bradley commanded.
Online
2002; 1994
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Low-Level

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Objectives of the program include: comprehend why those in charge of formulating U.S. air doctrine took so long to recognize the value of low-flying fighter-bombers, learn what significant military event saw the coming of age for dive bombers, find out the success of low-level air tactics in the Korean War, discover why the helicopter was the most efficacious aircraft in the Vietnam War, appreciate the contribution of electronics to the development of low-level fighter-bombers, and come to know how the new, slow and ugly planes can outperform supersonic jets.
Online
1990
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Aces High

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Objectives of the program include: See the role played by U.S. fighter pilots in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, learn how U.S. fighter planes finally caught up with enemy aircraft in World War II, comprehend why U.S. fighter pilots were so successful in the Pacific despite initial lack of first-class planes, find out what threatened America's command of the air in the Korean War, and how supremacy was regained, and be exposed to the fascinating new electronic equipment that is re-sharpening America's fighter weapon.
Online
1990
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The Fall & Rise of the Dreadnought

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Objectives of the program include: comprehend why the battleship has gone in and out of favor as the capital ship of the U.S. Navy, learn why the formidable dreadnought was not a major weapon in World War I, know of the battleship's unique advantages, discover why the real battleship war took place in the Pacific during World War II, find out what role the battlewagon played in the Korean and Vietnam wars, learn why the cruiser currently supplants the dreadnought as the capital ship, and become aware that the battleship has certain advantages that are still valuable even in the nuclear age.
Online
1990
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Interview With Henry Cabot Lodge, 1979 [electronic resource]

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Henry Cabot Lodge was a United States Senator from Massachusetts, and Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1963 -1964. He viewed South Vietnam's president Ngo Dinh Diem as an ineffective leader, and tacitly supported the coup that overthrew him. Mr. Lodge discusses the circumstances of his appointment as Ambassador, and his impressions of Vietnam prior to going. He recounts the advice and instruction he received from other advisers, especially regarding Diem, and details his role in the events surrounding the coup. He describes Diem's personality and his own view of the war after the coup.
Online
1983
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Interview With Harry McPherson, 1981 [electronic resource]

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Harry McPherson served as Special Counsel to LBJ from 1965 to 1969 and was Johnson's chief speechwriter from 1966 to 1969. McPherson begins the interview by recalling the conflicted mood at the White House following the Tet Offensive. The optimism found in military cables and official information clashed with televised images showing the nation that the war was resulting in massive loss of human life and that a prisoner could be shot at point-blank range. He also talks about the concerns LBJ had that the Vietnam War might escalate into a world war and that the goal was not to destroy North Vietnam but rather to keep them contained and not overthrow the government in South Vietnam. He ends the interview with a personal sketch of President Johnson, a complex and tragic figure.
Online
1983
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The Civil War [electronic resource]

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An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
Online
2002; 1989