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Century of War

Century of War

This massive collection of 72 films tells the stories of five different 20th-century wars: WWI, WWII, Korea, the Cold War, and Vietnam. Selected from the vast holdings of the US National Archives, they include actual...more.
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Overview
This massive collection of 72 films tells the stories of five different 20th-century wars: WWI, WWII, Korea, the Cold War, and Vietnam. Selected from the vast holdings of the US National Archives, they include actual footage of air and ground warfare, dramatic films used to educate citizens, and controversial and Oscar®-winning documentaries. Some films are narrated by Hollywood icons: Walter Matthau, Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne. Comes with a bonus film guide. 34 hrs, 12 DVDs.
Episodes
World War I Films
Pershing's Crusaders
Allied Offensive
Patriotic Activities
The Battle of the Somme
The Yanks Are Coming
Meuse-Argonne Offensive
The Air Force Story: World War I
World War I Overseas Fliers Reunion
Famous Generals: Pershing
The AEF in Siberia
World War I Aircraft

World War II Films: In Europe
The Battle of Britain
D-Day
The Memphis Belle
The True Glory
San Pietro
Here is Germany
Thunderbolt
Let There Be Light
Liberators Over Europe

World War II Films: Women of WWII
Women in Defense
Woman Power
Night Shift
Training Women for War Productions
Glamour Girls of 1943
Women of Steel
No Exceptions
We're in the Army Now
Battle Stations
It's Your War, Too
The Hidden Army
Women in Combat

Korean War Films
U.N. Offensive
One Year in Korea
U.N. Forces Cross the 38th Parallel
Operation Inchon
A Motion Picture History of the Korean War
The Marines in Korea
The 24th Infantry Division in Korea
The 2nd Infantry Division in Korea
This is Korea
Third Division in Korea

World War II Films: In the Pacific
December 7th
Report from the Aleutians
With the Marines at Tarawa
The Battle for the Marianas
Fighting Lady
Westward is Bataan
Japanese Sign Final Surrender
Appointment in Tokyo
The Fleet that Came to Stay
Brought to Action

Cold War Films
Atomic Attack
Our Cities Must Fight
The Communist Weapon of Allure
Communist Blueprint for Conquest
A Day Called X
Checkpoint Charlie - U.S. Army in Berlin
The Wall: Ten Years After
Red Nightmare
The Road to the Wall
One Week in October

Vietnam in Films
A Nation Builds Under Fire
To Save a Soldier
A Day in Vietnam
River Patrol
Another Day of War
Vietnam Crucible
The 4th Infantry Division
The Battle of Khe Sanh
Vietnam, Vietnam
DVD Extras
  • Film guide
  • Details
    Packaging: Boxed set
    Run Time: 34 hours
    Format: Anamorphic Widescreen; Full Screen
    Number of discs: 12
    Language: English
    Subtitles: No
    Color or B&W: Color and Black & White
    CC: No
    SDH: No
    Region Code: 0
    Aspect Ratio: 4:3
    Audio Format: Stereo
    Rating: NR. Contains scenes and language not suitable for all viewers. Mature audiences.
    Cast
    Narrations featuring Walter Matthau, Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, Bucky Kozlow, Lloyd Bridges, Ginger Rogers, Audie Murphy, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Cagney.

    Persons of historical importance include: Eleanor Roosevelt, General Dwight Eisenhower, General MacArthur, President John F. Kennedy, Robert McNamara, Dean Ruck, Adlai Stevenson, General "Black Jack", and the thousands of men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines who served and died during these conflicts of war.
    Press

    For December 7th:

    "Striking visual compositions and unusual camera angles" - Images Movie Journal

    For Report from the Aleutians:

    "John Huston's war documentaries are an essential document of World War II's harsh reality." - Slant Magazine

    Awards

    For December 7th:

    Academy Awards, Oscar Award Winner - Best Documentary, Short Subjects (1944)

    For Report from the Aleutians:

    Academy Awards, Oscar Award Nomination - Best Documentary, Features (1944)

    New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Special Award Winner (1943)

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