The WWII Experience 4 DVD Set
America In WW II
There were those who described World War I as the war to end all wars and for the American servicemen involved in the conflict, it was a hope they whole-heartedly shared. Yet early one Sunday morning, December 7th, 1941 to be precise, the young men of America were again called upon to fight in a World War, the second of the 20th Century. this was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the rest, as they say, is history.
D-Day: The American Way
The 6th of June 1944 has gone down in history as D-Day, the beginning of the end of World War II. code-named "Operation Overlord," it was the culmination of meticulous planning and cooperation between the Allied under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Brave young American servicemen left their homes to cross the Atlantic to fight side by side with Allied troops from all over the world and to liberate France from the grip of Adolf Hitler's Nazi domination.
Of the five invasion beaches along the coast of Normandy, the first two, code named "Utah" and "Omaha" were stormed by American Battalions. At "Utah," the dawn landings were very successful as the 4th US Infantry Division met little German resistance. However at "Omaha" it was a very different story. An elite German Infantry Division held the higher ground and waited for the landing craft to come ashore before annihilating the defenseless young men. More than 5,000 were left dead, wounded, or missing after the carnage, where so many Americans made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight against tyranny on "Omaha" beach.
This film is a tribute to the bravery of those young Americans who gave their all on D-Day. Follow in their footsteps and watch the events of the Normandy Invasion unfold before your eyes, taking you back in time to France, 1944, when America's finest laid down their lives for the good of mankind.
Called upon to detail the operations of the U.S. Air 's 351st Bombardment Group based in England, Clark Gable narrates and appears in this special film. Offering a unique glimpse of life for the group's ground and air crews, this WW II documentary puts the audience on the tarmac as bombers are fueled and loaded for battle and takes it up in the wide blue yonder during several dangerous bombing raids over Nazi Germany.
War Comes To America
Staunchly dedicated to the policy of isolationism, the United States was initially disinterested in the events playing out in Europe. But after Pearl Harbor, things changed. This film deals with America' involvement in the war, and how it affected its people. A stunning visual history of a dramatic time in American history, War Comes To America is a documentary gem you will not soon forget.
Let There Be Light
Created by Hollywood A-List director, John Huston, Let There Be Light reveals the horrible mental toll war takes on soldiers attempting to return to civilian life. Witness depressed and disturbed soldiers receive treatment in a psychiatric hospital, as they slowly learn to overcome their mental traumas with treatment. Emerging recovered and ready to re-enter society, these men are a testament to the power of healing.
Breaking The Codes
Twice in fifty years the ability to crack the enemy's most secret codes, and by doing so learn the battle plans of enemy commanders in the field, proved to be the vital factor in achieving victory. using rare archive footage and exclusive interviews, this program takes you to the heart of a war that was fought out far from the bombs and shells of any battlefront. A war that involved the brilliant skills of mathematicians and chess players. The war of codebreakers.