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1.

The World at War

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"An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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WW II in HD

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The only people to see the war like this were the ones who lived it. Until now. Seventy years in the making. Three thousand hours of color footage few knew existed. The first documentary to show original color footage of World War II in immersive HD, the world premiere History series WWII in HD uses the journals and accounts of those who served in the war's biggest battles to create a personal, introspective and detailed look at life on and off the front lines. Follow 12 unforgettable Americans and experience the war through their eyes, in their own words, as it really looked and sounded. WWII IN HD transforms their stirring journey into a tangible piece of history. Culled from rare color film found in a two-year worldwide search and converted to HD with meticulous technique, WWII in [...]
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Europe's 9/11

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Explores the phenomenon of homegrown Islamic terrorism in Europe through the lens of the bombings in Madrid, Spain and the connections between those bombers and Al Qaeda cell activities in Milan, Italy and the Van Gogh murder in the Netherlands. Looks at the situation of the 20 million Muslim immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East and their children in Europe, particularly in Britain, Holland, Italy, Spain. Discusses the appeal of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist activities among Muslim youth who feel marginalized in European society and examines how European governments are working on identifying and locating potential terrorists in their own countries.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Gangs of Iraq

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Takes a hard look at the four-year effort by America and its allies to train Iraq's new army and police forces and make them capable of bringing security to the country. Follows U.S. advisory teams working with Iraqi forces during two months in the fall of 2006. Shows the obstacles faced by these U.S. soldiers and the challenges of ending the violence, torture, and murder on the Iraqi streets. Examines the history and events that led to the current sectarian crisis, why the Iraqi elections didn't curb escalating Shia-Sunni sectarianism, and how top Iraqi officials have downplayed or denied the growing sectarian militia forces.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

El Salvador: Portraits in a Revolution

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This film documents the grassroots nature of revolutionary democracy and the courage of the ordinary people of El Salvador. In the 1980s, thousands of Salvadorans were forced to flee their homeland to refugee camps in Honduras. After nine years in the camps, they made a decision unprecedented in refugee history. Against their government's wishes, they returned home as communities while the war was still raging. Against the backdrop of the 12-year civil war, we meet individual refugees and hear their stories of the Repatriation Movement they created. We learn about Father Segundo Montes, one of the Jesuits murdered by the military, who inspired the refugees to rebuild their country. Today, many questions remain about demilitarization, land reform and reconstruction of a more democrati [...]
Online
1994
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Atrocities in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975." A documented report of Communist atrocities in Korea, with scenes just released depicting the horror and brutality of Communism. Includes interviews with returned prisoners of war who were eye witnesses to some of these atrocities and Major General William Dean and General Mark W. Clark."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1953
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Pictorial Report Number 5.

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "A fascinating but little known organization is the Army Exhibit Unit which visually dramatizes vital parts of the Army's story ... shows you the operation of this unit and one of its most striking displays--the recreation of prison life in North Korea. The second feature is a documentary about the Japanese Security Guard. Since the end of World War II, Japan has been recovering steadily from the destruction and humiliation of that war. To the United States Army, which went to Japan as an occupation force, and stays there now by mutual consent as a protector, Japan has also been winning a place of honor and trust. One of the functions which reflects this trust is the operation of the Japanese Security Guard. The third [...]
Online
1953
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Rebirth of Seoul

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "In Korea, the aggressor's challenge was met and turned back by the United Forces of the world's free nations. Yet in the backwash of war there always remains a second challenge -- the thousands of orphans, the millions of homeless, the countless villages and cities ravaged and almost completely destroyed. Our cameras focus on one such city, Seoul, the Capital of the Republic of Korea. It is the story of a city twice the parade ground of Communist troops, four times a battlefield. Rebirth of Seoul is also the story of man's enduring will to triumph in the face of the greatest adversity. With other free members of the United Nations, the United States met the Communist attack in Korea with bravery and sacrifice. Today, [...]
Online
1953
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Battlefields of Yesterday

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "Ten years ago, soldiers of the United States Army were fighting all over the world, the hottest war history has seen. Today soldiers are on the alert, everywhere, to try to prevent this ever happening again. In this film, THE BIG PICTURE camera contrasts today and yesterday on the battlefields of Europe. Traveling from the beaches of Normandy, across France, and finally deep into the heart of Germany, Signal Corps cameramen photograph the cliffs and hedgerow, the forests and rivers, and contrast the street fighting with the quiet rebuilding of the cities of Germany."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1954
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The 25th Infantry Division in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "As filmed by combat cameramen of the Army Signal Corps, the history of the "Tropic Lightening" Division in Korea is told ... this film presentation follows the battle from a perimeter defense in the north near Sangju, through a dramatic shift under cover of darkness of 150 miles south to meet the Pusan-bent enemy, and back up the Korean Peninsula. ... As the war progressed, excellent footage was taken of the division on the outskirts of Seoul in January, 1951, as U.N. troops retired from the city. With the start of Armistice negotiations in July 1951, the division took up defenses along "The Iron Triangle." Here, cameras caught the searchlight company in action, psychological warfare in extensive use, and finally, in [...]
Online
1954
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The 1st Calvalry Division in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. "The Army on horseback that once was the United States Cavalry is no more, for our Army today is a mechanized force. But "cavalry" is a proud word in military terminology and no one displays that pride more than the men of the 1st Cavalry Division. They call themselves "troopers," like their tough forbears who, a century ago, rode against the Indian tribes of the west. Today, these men of the division (sometimes called "the first team") keep alive the cavalry's legendary tradition of bravery by fighting, when they are called upon to fight, with courage and an indomitable will to win. THE BIG PICTURE brings to the screen the story of the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea; a story as illustrious as any in the cavalry's magn [...]
Online
1954
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The 2nd Infantry Division in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975." ... documentary of the famous "Indianheads," the men of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division and the vital role they played in Korea. Although the fighting in Korea is over, the deeds of the 2nd Infantry Division will long be remembered. Out of the struggle in Korea have come many accounts of great suffering and even greater heroism, but few of them can match the story as told in this BIG PICTURE program. Through careful editing and with emphasis on "close-ups" of the men themselves, this outstanding documentary seems to tell the personal story of the soldiers of the Indianhead Division who lived up to their proud motto -- "Second to None."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1954
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The 3rd Infantry Division in Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This is the story of the Korean conflict as filmed on the frontline by U.S. Army Signal Corps cameramen. Audie Murphy has been invited to help tell the story of his old division, and appears in the program with host-narrator Sgt. Stuart Queen."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1955
14.

The Atom Soldier

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Tests conducted at Frenchman's Flat, Nevada, in January of 1955, the Army at Camp Desert Rock, utilized thousands of ground troops in an effort to establish the proper coordination between the foot soldier and the atomic explosion."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1955
15.

Whites of Their Eyes

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "In a historical survey which spans the 181 years of the American republic, the program describes how the citizen responds to the call to arms when it is necessary to defend his family and country."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1955
16.

The New German Army

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Appearing in the film is West German chancellor, Dr. Konrad Adenauer. In flashback form, using captured German film of World War II vintage, this chapter traces the rise of the German nation, from the bitter depression days of the 1930s, through the rise of the Nazi party to the infamous "Blitzkrieg" of Sept. 31, 1939 - the invasion of Poland. In striking fashion, the producers of the program summarize, pictorially, the forces which led to the ultimate downfall of Germany as a world power. The postwar partition of Germany is shown, and viewers are shown the famed, "Berlin Airlift" of 1949. An important plank in the founding platform of the NATO nations is the creation of a German Army. The addition of a free West Ge [...]
Online
1956
17.

Progress - U.S. Army

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "A report to the nation on the new United States Army taking shape and the accomplishments that are making it possible. With the coming of atomic weapons to the battlefield, armies as heretofore known have been rendered obsolete and inadequate. They must be considered a thing of the past. Skillfully edited, "Progress -- U.S. Army," shows how old ideas are giving way to the onslaught of new capabilities, and out of the experimentation is being forged the new Army -- an Atomic Army -- bringing with it new concepts and fantastic weapons with which to fulfill its peacetime objective: A maximum capability to deter war."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1956
18.

Brush Fire - Korea

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "The Army's weekly television series marks the end of its sixth year of programming. In observing this occasion, it has prepared a reissue of its first program, and perhaps best remembered documentary of the Korean War, "The First Forty Days." Although the title has been changed to "Brush Fire -- Korea," this is a story of how a handful of men were locked in bitter combat with a ruthless enemy army of 5 divisions. A soldier of the Army Infantry tells the dramatic story of our first forty days in Korea--a glowing tribute to the officers and men of the 24th Infantry Division. Since the time when this first episode went on the air there have been many revolutionary changes in the organization of the Army. The war in Kor [...]
Online
1957
19.

42nd Rainbow Division

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Long hours spent in researching top film have uncovered some of the finest footage from World War I, covering the activities of the famed 42nd Infantry Division. To anyone who was around in those exciting days of the "Great War," when the victorious troops were coming home to parades up Fifth Avenue and Main Streets throughout the country, the name "42nd Rainbow Division" rings a bell loud and clear. In World War II, as well, the 42nd Division contributed to the victory in Europe and their action is graphically depicted on film. Nowadays the hallowed insignia of the Rainbow is worn by the crack 42nd Division of the New York National Guard. This episode covers an exciting span of eventful years as it looks up at the [...]
Online
1957
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Individual Protection Against Atomic Attack

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "A documentary film currently in use for training soldiers against possible nuclear warfare. Part of this training is to familiarize soldiers with actual atomic detonations, showing them the damage such weapons can inflict, and teaching them the most effective methods of defense against atomic attack. There is no minimizing the potency of the nuclear weapon. But today's soldier, well informed and well trained in test blasts over the last few years, has a better chance of survival on the nuclear battlefield. Many of the methods employed by the Army in the training of its soldiers are equally applicable to the citizens of this nation in the event of atomic attack. Although the battleground of the future may well be a n [...]
Online
1957