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They Shall Not Grow Old

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Peter Jackson produces and directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts, transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Great War: The Complete History of World War !

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A comprehensive program that examines the events of World War I year by year, highlighting significant technological developments that ultimately brought the fighting to an end.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sergeant York

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Story of a boy drafted into the military who begins his career as a pacifist and then soon sees the justification for fighting.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The First World War: The Complete Series

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This definitive ten-part series offers insight and analysis to provide a coherent and strategic military narrative from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jonathan Lewis.
DVD
2005
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Fatima

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Focuses on reported miraculous occurrences and prophecies in the village of Fátima, Portugal in 1917 and connects them to massive world events including World War I and the Russian Revolution.
VHS
2002; 1984
Ivy (By Request)
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The Battles of the Somme and Ancre

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Archival film footage taken at the Battles of the Somme and Ancre.
VHS
1999; 1916
Ivy (By Request)
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The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

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The Great War, the World War of 1914 to 1918, was the first major catastrophy of the 20th century. Never had so many nations taken uparms at a single time nor had the battlefield ever been so vast. Nearly everyone suffered and became a soldier in one way or another.
VHS
1998
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The Great War: And the Shaping of the 20th Century

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VHS
1996
Special Collections
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Modernist Portraits [electronic resource]

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Examines the experimental styles of American modernist writers in Paris after World War I. Discusses Gertrude Stein's role in the modern art movement in Paris, her interest in psychology, and the experimental styles of her poetry and prose. Examines the themes of death and disillusionment in Ernest Hemingway's novels. Discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels, which chronicled the Jazz Age and explored the theme of loss.
Online
2003
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The First World War and the Rise of Facism [electronic resource]

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Program 47 traces the fall of old empires during World War I and the rise of right-wing dictatorships in Italy, Spain, and Germany.
Online
1989
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The Second World War and the Rise of Facism [electronic resource]

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Program 48 discusses the new tactics and strategies employed in World War II. Describes the targeting of civilian populations and the Nazi holocaust.
Online
1989
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Good Times, Wonderful Times

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A semi-documentary on the senseless brutality of war and the folly of rationalized indifference to human suffering. Unscripted chatter on sex, war and politics at a London cocktail party is intercut with scenes from World War I and World War II footage, including the Warsaw ghetto, concentration camps, the training of Hitler Youth and Hiroshima.
DVD
2010; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lenin and the Great Ungluing

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Discusses the happenings prior to World War I and the Russian revolution. Lenin's contributions to history through his writings are analyzed as is his role in the Russian revolution.
VHS
1976
Ivy (By Request)
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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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World War I Tech

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World War One epitomized the dark underbelly of the industrial revolution. The technological achievements that had streamlined 19th century production, improved transportation and expanded science were put to use and efficiently decimated an entire generation of soldiers during the early 20th century. Some of the technology discussed includes - the first bombing airplanes; the earliest tanks; submarines; and the first large-scale use of chemical weapons. All these and more were introduced in the "Great War," and the after-effects are still being felt today.
Online
2004
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Secrets of World War I

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Learn the secret story of what happened when the first weapons of mass destruction reached the battlefield, including secret details, government mistakes, political intolerance, and America's role in the war.
Online
2007; 2006
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: The Balkans War, 1912

Balkan Wars, 1912 (narrated compilation) Bulgarian and Turkish armies; King Ferdinand of Bulgaria; King Nikolas of Montenegro; discussion of the formation of the alliances of Europe; King Alfonso of Spain; German troops; the VO tends to insinuate that th
Online
1912
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Founding of Pravda, 1912

Founding of Pravda and early Soviet history.
Online
1912
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Chinese President Sun Yat-Sen, ca. 1912

Sun Yat-Sen, president of Chinese republic. Short clip of him dressed in suit and tie.
Online
1912
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: King George V and Kaiser Wilhelm, 1913

King George V of England visits his first cousin Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. The next year, World War I began.
Online
1913