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1.

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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Divide and Conquer: Europe in Flames

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A documentary film record of the German attack upon and conquest of Belgium, Holland, and France in 1940.
VHS
1984; 1945
Ivy (By Request)
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The Battle of Russia: The Nazi March Frozen

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This documentary shows the Russian defense against the Nazi invasion during World War II, focusing on the Battle of Stalingrad.
VHS
1984; 1944
Ivy (By Request)
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The Battle of China: Assault on the Great Wall

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A documentary record of Japan's attempt to conquer China, beginning with the events of the 1930's, continuing with the impressive Chinese defense effort in the early 1940's, and ending with the Allies bringing help to the Chinese in 1942.
VHS
1984; 1944
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Prelude to War: World at the Brink

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Contrasts the Axis and democratic philosophies, explains the Axis plan of world conquest, and reviews events from 1933 to 1939 culminating in the Japanese conquest of Manchuria and the Italian conquest of Ethiopia.
VHS
1984; 1942
Ivy (By Request)
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The Nazis Strike: Blitzkrieg!

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A documentary film record of Germany's preparation for war, the conquest of Austria and Czechoslovakia, and the attack upon Poland.
VHS
1984; 1943
Ivy (By Request)
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The Battle of Britain: The Finest Hour

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The year was 1940 and Europe's defenses had been crushed under the Nazi machine, leaving England alone to face the might of Hitler's forces. Behind the stoic leadership of Winston Churchill, the English forces staved off disaster and stopped Hitler's bombing of England.
VHS
1984; 1945
Ivy (By Request)
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War Comes to America: The Front at Home

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This is the final film of "The Why We Fight Series." It is an overview of the conflicts which make up our heritage. Beginning in 1607 Jamestown to the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, this film reviews the history of the United States and describes the characteristics, habits, and beliefs of the American people. It also explains the events from 1931 to 1941 that caused the United States to enter World War II.
VHS
1984; 1945
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
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Why We Fight: December 7th

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Produced on behalf of the U.S. government. This is John Ford's version of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
DVD
2012; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Why We Fight 1-2 Prelude to War: Nazis Strike

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Prelude to war: Oscar nominated documentary exploring international incidents and political background which served to shatter a fragile peace. Includes footage of Italian Fascists on parade, Adolf Hitler, and Japanese Emperor Hirochito. Nazis Strike: A motion picture chronicle of the rise of German agression 1934-1940. Footage includes Hitler exhorting citizenry, Nazi rallies (including one at New York City's Madison square garden), British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain at the Munich Conference, and the steps of Poland.
DVD
2012; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Why We Fight: 3 Divide and Conquer

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Recounts the successive defeats of Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and France by the seemingly invincible German army.
DVD
2012; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Why We Fight: 4 Battle of Britain

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Official War Department film showing the bombing of England by the German Luftwaffe in 1940 and the defense offered by the Royal Air Force.
DVD
2012; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Why We Fight: 5 Battle of Russia

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This film celebrates to the spirit of the long-suffering Soviet people as they heroically repulse the Nazi invasion threatening their homeland.
DVD
2012; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Why We Fight: 6 Battle of China

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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.
DVD
2012; 1942
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)
16.

Why We Fight: True Glory

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Documentary assembled from actual footage of the WWII Allied invasion of Europe, captured by thousands of different camera operators. Starting with D-Day, the film covers the major battles all the way to the fall of Berlin. Narrated by Dwight D. Eisnhower.
DVD
2012; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Prelude to War

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Reviews events from 1933 to 1939 including the Japanese conquest of Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, the rise of Hitler; and explains the Axis plan of the world conquest.
FilmOnline
1942