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Bataan Rescue [electronic resource]

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Thousands of Allied soldiers faced death on the Bataan peninsula in 1941. This is the story of the daring rescue of 500 U.S. and Allied survivors of the Cabantuan prison camp in 1945. With testimony from both captive and liberator, their valiant struggle is remembered.
Online
2005; 2003
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Fly Girls [electronic resource]

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Drawing on archival footage, rarely seen home movies, and interviews with the participants themselves, "Fly Girls" tells the story of the Women's Airforce Service pilots (WASP). Led by America's most accomplished aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran, these courageous women logged more than sixty million miles, ferrying planes throughout the United States, test-piloting experimental aircraft, and training men to fly. Still, the WASP fought a daily, sometimes deadly, battle for respect.
Online
2005; 1999
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MacArthur: Part 1 Destiny [electronic resource]

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No soldier has ever captured the American imagination like Douglas MacArthur. He led Americans into battle for a half-century, through glorious victories and soul-numbing defeats. Courageous and supremely egotistical, he battled anyone who dared question his military judgment, even the President of the United States.
Online
2005; 1999
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MacArthur: Part 2 the Politics of War [electronic resource]

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No soldier has ever captured the American imagination like Douglas MacArthur. He led Americans into battle for a half-century, through glorious victories and soul-numbing defeats. Courageous and supremely egotistical, he battled anyone who dared question his military judgment, even the President of the United States.
Online
2005; 1999
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Race for the Superbomb: Part 1 [electronic resource]

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At the end of World War II the United States is the sole nation with the atomic bomb. The Soviet Union, seeing the bomb as a threat to their national safety, develop an atomic program of their own. Tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union increase as Russia blocks road and rail access to Berlin. The Strategic Air Command is formed as a means of fighting a nuclear air war with Russia. Fearing the Soviets may develop an H-bomb before the U.S., President Truman reluctantly approves development of the super bomb. Russia responds in kind. After nearly three years of theoretical problem solving, the U.S. explodes its first thermonuclear device in the fall of 1952--an explosion with 800 times the power of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan
Online
2005; 1999
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Race for the Superbomb: Part 2 [electronic resource]

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In the political struggles following Stalin's death in 1953, Nikita Khrushchev takes over the leadership of the Soviet Union. The Soviets test their first H-bomb, but it is much less powerful than the U.S. version. Newly elected U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower implements nuclear deterrence as the primary strategy for the nuclear age. Criticism of the government's nuclear plans create rifts in the American nuclear scientific community. First the U.S. and then the Soviets develop new, much more powerful H-bombs, causing the scientists, military, political leaders and ultimately their nation's citizens to understand the futility of a global nuclear war. However, the strategy of building a strong nuclear deterrence causes both nations to embark on a nuclear arms escalation whose effects [...]
Online
2005; 1999
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Return With Honor [electronic resource]

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Tells the story of American fighter pilots shot down over North Vietnam and their dramatic transformation from self-confident aviators to prisoners-of-war. By combining interviews with the airmen and their wives with never-before-seen footage from Vietnam's government archives, the film provides a moving account of how these men survived repeated bouts of excruciating torture, long periods of solitary confinement and harrowing loneliness.
Online
2005; 2001
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Spy in the Sky [electronic resource]

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In the spring of 1960, a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. Overnight, the U-2 became the most famous aircraft in the world and Francis Gary Powers, who miraculously survived the crash, achieved instant notoriety that would haunt him for the rest of his life. Behind the scenes of this dramatic incident is the incredible tale of a team of engineers and courageous pilots who raced against the clock to design, perfect, and deploy the U-2.
Online
2005; 1996
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Daughter From Danang [electronic resource]

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Heidi seems the proverbial "all-American girl" from small-town Pulaski, Tennessee. But she was born Mai Thi Hiep in Danang, Vietnam, the daughter of an American serviceman and a Vietnamese woman. At the war's end, her mother, hearing rumors that racially mixed children would be persecuted, placed the 7-year-old girl on an "Operation Babylift" plane to the United States. Twenty-two years later mother and daughter are miraculously reunited in Danang. But what seems like the cue for a happy ending is anything but as Heidi and her Vietnamese relatives are caught in a heart-wrenching clash of cultures.
Online
2005; 2002
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Victory in the Pacific [electronic resource]

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"Take no prisoners. Fight to the bitter end." Those were everyday words to combat troops on both sides at the end of World War II in the Pacific. And they led to an unprecedented orgy of slaughter. American Experience examines the final months of the war and looks at the escalation of bloodletting from the vantage point of the Japanese and the Americans and decisions made by leaders on both sides that finally ended the war.
Online
2005
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While the Storm Clouds Gather [electronic resource]

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As America emerges from the hard times of the Depression, radio provides news of the foreign war zones in Europe and Asia. Though most Americans wish to stay out of the war, they support President Roosevelt.
Online
2005; 1990
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Sacrifice and Shortages [electronic resource]

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Depicts the sacrifices and shortages in the lives of Americans in the 1940's, including many changes in American ideals, life styles, morals, and ethics.
Online
2005; 1990
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A String of Pearls [electronic resource]

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American women answer the call to duty, not only in the factories, but also in the shipyards and the armed forces. They win a place in the military despite condescension and prejudice, but soon discover the men in charge consider this change in American life temporary.
Online
2005; 1990
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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition [electronic resource]

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The attack on Pearl Harbor spurred America into action. Within a few short months the United States is transformed. Production of civil goods comes to an end as factories convert to war work.
Online
2005; 1990
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Right in Der Führer's Face [electronic resource]

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Enlisting the skills of Hollywood, Tin Pan Alley and Madison Avenue, the American government grinds out propaganda depicting Hitler and his cohorts as diabolical villains, while media attacks against Japanese-Americans lead to the internment of hundreds of civilians.
Online
2005; 1990
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On the Shady Side of the Street [electronic resource]

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Documents the trend away from traditional moral concerns during World War II as large numbers of young people leave home for the war effort, sowing the seeds of a sexual revolution.
Online
2005; 1990
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Thanks for the Memories [electronic resource]

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American show business solidly supports the war effort. Ordinary American enlisted men are honored and revered by celebrities and the public during scenes at the Hollywood Canteen and other service clubs.
Online
2005; 1990
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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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Accentuating the Positive [electronic resource]

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Hollywood legends like Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich stage elaborate shows overseas for troops in war zones, Armed Forces Radio transmits American music, news and pop culture to every American outpost in the world, and thousands of Red Cross volunteers try to bring a touch of home and cheer to servicemen.
Online
2005; 1990
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It's Been a Long, Long Time [electronic resource]

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Chronicles the end of World War II with the explosion of two atomic bombs. The war industry is shut down and millions in the Armed Forces return home. A new materialism, along with the GI Bill and baby boom, sends millions of Americans into mass-produced suburbs. The seeds of the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam have been planted overseas.
Online
2005; 1990