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1.

Wolfpack

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The German attempts to starve Britain by attacking ships bringing supplies from North America are very nearly successful. Many tons of shipping are sunk and many lives lost to the U-boat attacks of Gross-Admiral Carl Doenitz. The allied merchant ships, despite convoy techniques, Navy escorts and elementary underwater detection devices, are extremely vulnerable. Many interviews with persons directly involved.
VHS
1981
Ivy (By Request)
2.

It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow

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Monsoon conditions for five months of every year with the attendant problems of disease are alien conditions to the Europeans. The Japanese ability not only to endure but to thrive in the same circumstances helps build a "superman" myth among the allied soldiers. Uses documentary footage, photographs, and reminiscences of individuals involved.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
3.

Red Star

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Russia's spirit of fight was incredible to her adversaries. With twenty million military and civilian casualities, she stood firm. One German officer tells of repulsing a Soviet attack in 35-degree-below zero weather: "The Soviet soldiers remained motionless about two hours lying in the snow, and in the evening they again attacked with the same spirit." Incredibly the Russians not only survived but went on to rout the Germans.
VHS
1981
Ivy (By Request)
4.

Distant War: 1939-1940

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Summarizes Britain's attempts to accustom herself to the idea of war. Recounts the incident of the Graf Spee, the fall of Finland and the story of how the decision was made between Halifax and Churchill.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)
5.

A New Germany: 1933-1939

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Grievous conditions which allowed the rise of Hitler are reviewed and the nature of the public enthusiasm, which was a form of hysteria, is portrayed. Interviews in German have voiced-over translation. Visuals feature Eva Braun's home movies of Hitler taken at Berchtesgaden, including Hitler's fiftieth birthday party.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)
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France Falls: May-June 1940

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The eyes of the world are on France, its huge army, and its impregnable Maginot Line. Incredibly, the Wehrmacht skirts the Line and forges South. As the humiliated French Army collapses, Paris is occupied and France falls. The British retreat to the Channel coast as Hitler stands poised, ready to invade Britain.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)
7.

Reckoning

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Deals with the occupation of Germany after World War II by the United States, Russia, Britain and France according to the arrangements made at Yalta. Also examines the beginnings of the power struggle that ensues between the United States and Russia as well as its causes.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
8.

Home Fires

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Describes the civilian's war in Britain. Uses documentary footage, photographs, and reminiscences of individuals involved.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
9.

Inside the Reich: Germany, 1940-1944

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In the summer of 1940 the German forces are the conquerors of Western Europe. At home, the feeling is that the war is over. German cities are untouched and there is thankfulness that the courage of the First World War has not been repeated. There are no plans for a long struggle and the Nazi Regime ensures that most peacetime goods are still in the shops to support an increase in population. Uses documenary footage, photographs, and reminiscences of individuals involved.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Occupation

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The Netherlands, a neutral country, is attacked without warning in 1940. To stop more bloodshed, the Netherlands capitulates quickly after Rotterdam is badly bombed. Uses documentary footage, photographs, and reminiscences of individuals involved.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Japan: 1941-1945

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Many Japanese were stunned and fearful when war was declared against the West in 1941. But after the victories of Hong Kong, Malaya, and Singapore, their earlier fears were lost in exultation. By 1944, the scales had tipped fully against Japan, but still they defended their homeland, unaware of the terrible weapon yet to be used against them which would end the war.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Genocide

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When the Nazis came to power in 1933, Heinrich Himmler was already Reichsfuhrer of the SS. The new eminence of the National Socialist Party allowed him to set about realizing his dream of awakening the Germanic race within the German people. He had already refined the philosophy of Nazism, its ideas on politics and on race. His aims lay in recreating an older "Aryan" Germany. Uses documentary footage, photographs, and reminiscences of individuals involved in the conflict.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Remember

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In the Second World War, twenty million Russians died, Britain and the Commonwealth lost four hundred and eighty thousand, Germany lost nearly five million men and women, Japan lost two and a half million. America--not invaded or bombed--lost nearly three hundred thousand men. Today there are national ceremonies to honor the war dead; civilians and soldiers recall events while the camera records grim, humorous, and macabre scenes of the battlefields. Uses documentary footage, photographs, and reminiscences of individuals involved.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Stalingrad: June 1942 - February 1943

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The encirclement and defeat of the German army at Stalingrad holds more importance than the numbers of men lost--large though these were. For the first time, the Germans are beaten in the field. The legend of German mastery on land is dispelled as the people Hitler once called sub-human prove themselves more clever than he is.
VHS
1981
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Nemesis

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As the front lines shrink around Germany, the death toll mounts and many thousands die as the RAF and the USAF attack by night and by day. Allied prisoners of war are released by the advancing comrades, while German soldiers are captured by the thousands. In the bunker, Hitler and those around him face the end of the Reich. Goehring and Himmler betray their Fuhrer, and he decides on self-destruction, but not before marrying the faithful Eva Braun.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Pincers

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With the liberation of Paris on August 25, 1944, the war seems to some to be as good as over. The Russians from the East and the Allies from the South and West are ready for the advance on the Fatherland. At this point, the disparity of views between Montgomery and Eisenhower reaches a critical point. The American plans advance on a broad front, Montgomery wants a narrow strike to burst through to the Ruhr and thus plans to Arnhem raid. Uses documentary footage, photographs, and reminiscences of individuals involved.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
17.

The Bomb

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On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber, the "Enola Gay" named after the mother of the pilot Paul Tibbetts, droppd the world's first uranium bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Four days later a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Pacific: February 1942-June 1945

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The Allied Pacific offensive came under the command of two rivals--General MacArthur, to sweep upwards from the Solomons and New Guinea to the Philippines, and Admiral Nimitz, in leaps from island to island, starting in November 1943 in the Gilberts at Tarawa. The Americans thought it would be easy. The casualties proved them wrong. Examines the war in the Pacific, February, 1942-July, 1945, using documentary footage, photographs, and reminiscences of individuals involved.
VHS
1982
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Barbarossa: June-December 1941

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Germany, master now of all Europe, including the Balkans, turns against Russia. The early stages are composed of devastating German victories as the Panzers sweep with appalling speed deep into Russia. But the German High Command delays, fatally, and the advance is held a few kilometers from Moscow when the mud and then the fierce cold takes a grip. Soldiers were sent out into Russia's 40-degree-below-zero weather without winter clothing or proper equipment.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)
20.

The Desert: The War in North Africa

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The war in North Africa takes the best part of three years and is fought and refought over the same 600 miles of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Cyrenaica (Libya) before Montgomery's "Desert Rats" defeat Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein. The Germans are driven from North Africa and the way seems clear to the underbelly of Europe, Italy. Includes documentary footage and interviews with persons involved.
VHS
1981
Ivy (By Request)