America At War

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From the first musket shots at Lexington and Concord to the precision-guided munitions in modern-day Baghdad, America's history has been forged in the heat of battle.America At War presents twenty-five documentaries from The History Channel, charting U.S. military conflict over two centuries. This fourteen-disc set explores key moments of the American Revolution, the Alamo, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, as well as the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq. The chronological collection ...
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From the first musket shots at Lexington and Concord to the precision-guided munitions in modern-day Baghdad, America's history has been forged in the heat of battle.America At War presents twenty-five documentaries from The History Channel, charting U.S. military conflict over two centuries. This fourteen-disc set explores key moments of the American Revolution, the Alamo, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, as well as the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq. The chronological collection draws upon the expertise of noted historians, military authorities, engineers, and war correspondents to convey the personal side of conflict not often found in history books. A trove of archival footage and documents brings viewers closer than ever to the heated heart of combat.
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  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 733961158151
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- America At War, Vol. 1: Revolution
   1. Introduction (00:13:27)
   2. The Boston Massacre (00:10:31)
   3. Continental Congress (00:06:18)
   4. The British Are Comin (00:06:36)
   5. Credits (00:07:23)
   6. Chapter 6 (00:00:30)
   1. Introduction (00:15:48)
   2. Bunker Hill (00:08:07)
   3. Building a Force (00:05:09)
   4. Dunmore's Proclamation (00:08:06)
   5. Washington's First Success (00:07:37)
   6. Credits (00:00:30)
   1. Introduction (00:09:56)
   2. Talk of Liberty (00:10:07)
   3. The Wait (00:07:50)
   4. Declaration of Independence (00:06:58)
   5. Battle for New York (00:09:56)
   6. Credits (00:00:30)
   1. Introduction (00:08:40)
   2. Retreat From New York (00:09:12)
   3. Lee Vs. Washington (00:06:41)
   4. Occupation of New Jersey (00:08:12)
   5. Crossing the Delaware (00:11:59)
   6. Credits (00:00:30)
Disc #2 -- America At War, Vol. 2: Revolution
   1. Introduction (00:08:01)
   2. Fall of Fort Toconderoga (00:07:29)
   3. Brandywine Creek (00:08:35)
   4. Battle of Freeman's Farm (00:09:15)
   5. Battle of Saratoga (00:11:25)
   6. Credits (00:00:20)
   1. Introduction (00:10:43)
   2. Valley Forge (00:08:13)
   3. John Paul Jones (00:07:51)
   4. British Retreat From Philadelphia (00:09:15)
   5. Monmouth Courthouse (00:08:14)
   6. Credits (00:00:30)
   1. Introduction (00:09:55)
   2. The French Alliance (00:08:45)
   3. An Uphill Struggle (00:07:19)
   4. The Iroguois Nation (00:09:42)
   5. Arnold's Treason (00:09:04)
   6. Credits (00:00:29)
Disc #3 -- America At War, Vol. 3: Revolution
   1. Introduction (00:11:06)
   2. The Jewel of the South (00:07:59)
   3. British Siege on Charleston (00:11:27)
   4. The Noose Tightens (00:06:08)
   5. The South Surrenders (00:08:06)
   6. Credits (00:00:30)
   7. Chapter 7 (00:00:00)
   1. Introduction (00:09:46)
   2. Cornwallis Returns (00:08:09)
   3. The Battle of Camden (00:07:45)
   4. Greene and Morgan Lead the South (00:08:55)
   5. Toasting the French Arrival (00:09:39)
   6. Credits (00:00:29)
   1. Introduction (00:09:24)
   2. Cornwallis Vs. Greene (00:06:01)
   3. The Tide Is About to Turn (00:06:49)
   4. Convergence At Yorktown (00:09:22)
   5. The End Game Has Arrived (00:11:55)
   6. Credits (00:00:30)
Disc #4 -- America At War, Vol. 4: Revolution
   1. Introduction (00:09:12)
   2. The Paris Peace Table (00:10:03)
   3. Discontent of a New Nation (00:07:51)
   4. Aftermath of the War (00:06:24)
   5. The Constitution (00:11:16)
   6. Credits (00:00:20)
   1. Introduction (00:10:51)
   2. The Journey Begins (00:08:51)
   3. On the Road to Inauguration (00:08:36)
   4. Remembering the Delaware (00:06:02)
   5. The Incomparable Benjamin Franklib (00:09:55)
   6. Credits (00:00:20)
   1. Introduction (00:10:37)
   2. Leaving Philadelphia (00:10:32)
   3. Humiliation and Success (00:07:49)
   4. Postwar Challenges (00:06:16)
   5. President George Washington (00:09:02)
   6. Credits (00:00:20)
Disc #5 -- America At War, Vol. 5: The Alamo
   1. Introduction (00:02:09)
   2. Roots of the Alamo (00:06:52)
   3. Texas Rebellion (00:07:18)
   4. The Impresarios (00:13:49)
   5. Come and Take It (00:08:41)
   6. The Die Is Cast (00:04:30)
   7. Victory of Death (00:11:45)
   8. The Siege (00:07:22)
   9. Popular Misconceptions (00:11:28)
   10. Remember the Alamo (00:06:57)
   11. Birth of Texas (00:10:19)
   12. Credits (00:00:30)
   1. Introduction (00:02:26)
   2. The Texan Empire (00:09:35)
   3. An Unnecessary Battle (00:06:46)
   4. The Siege (00:09:22)
   5. A Plea for Help (00:09:55)
   6. Survivors (00:06:12)
   7. Conclusion and Credits (00:02:13)
Disc #6 -- America At War, Vol. 6: The Civil War
   1. Introduction (00:01:37)
   2. Pittsburg Landing (00:07:47)
   3. Surprise Attacks (00:11:24)
   4. Fallen Officers (00:07:45)
   5. Bullets for Breakfast (00:06:08)
   6. Shallow Graves (00:10:43)
   1. Introduction (00:01:24)
   2. Road to Antietam (00:10:01)
   3. Sunken Road (00:08:46)
   4. March of the Irish (00:07:39)
   5. Bloody Lane (00:08:16)
   6. Costly Battle (00:09:22)
   1. Introuction (00:01:38)
   2. Twenty Acres of Wheat (00:09:37)
   3. Fall of Cross (00:08:40)
   4. Irish Brigade At Stony Hill (00:09:12)
   5. The Final Push (00:06:39)
   6. Legacies (00:09:40)
   1. Introduction (00:01:37)
   2. No Retreat (00:07:07)
   3. March On Richmond (00:07:58)
   4. Hold the Line (00:11:07)
   5. Shadow of Death (00:07:47)
   6. Still No End (00:09:49)
Disc #7 -- America At War, Vol. 7: World War I
   1. Introduction (00:01:48)
   2. Sunny Peace Shattered (00:16:10)
   3. Building Momentum (00:09:22)
   4. Strengthening the Fronts (00:06:23)
   5. Trench Warfare (00:06:52)
   6. The Battle At Gallipoli (00:06:16)
   1. Introduction (00:03:36)
   2. The Furious Germans (00:06:07)
   3. The Killing Machine (00:10:51)
   4. Yanks At Last (00:15:05)
   5. The Turning Point (00:05:40)
   6. A Bitter End (00:08:05)
   1. Introduction (00:03:13)
   2. Technology and Attrition (00:07:05)
   3. Seeking Armistice (00:09:12)
   4. Six More Hours (00:07:57)
   5. Unspoken Questions (00:08:46)
   6. A Sobering Epitaph (00:08:09)
Disc #8 -- America At War, Vol. 8: World War II
   1. Introduction (00:01:58)
   2. Supply Line Struggle (00:08:12)
   3. Civilian Targets (00:06:43)
   4. Invasion of Germany (00:05:33)
   5. Ideas of Grandeur (00:06:46)
   6. The Berlin Decision (00:08:01)
   7. Russian Advance (00:12:15)
   8. Justuce At Nuremberg (00:09:14)
   9. War Criminals (00:09:49)
   10. Mounting Evidence (00:07:11)
   11. Death Sentence (00:00:00)
   12. Spoils of War (00:09:43)
   13. Symbols of Culture (00:08:03)
   14. Priceless Property (00:09:24)
   15. War Reparations (00:05:42)
   16. Plunder of Technology (00:06:57)
   17. Hope in the Future (00:13:37)
   18. Credits (00:05:52)
Disc #9 -- America At War, Vol. 9: World War II
   1. Distant Nightmare (00:09:23)
   2. Off the Coast of Maine (00:05:58)
   3. Classified Information (00:10:35)
   4. Re-Examining the Facts (00:07:28)
   5. The Truth Triumphs (00:09:41)
   6. Credits (00:00:48)
   1. Introduction (00:00:41)
   2. A Jack of All Trades (00:06:00)
   3. Mutual Friendship (00:09:10)
   4. Sects of the Orient (00:06:29)
   5. Eurasia Pact (00:04:02)
   6. Enemy At Home (00:04:53)
   7. Dissent and Deception (00:08:29)
   8. Wonder Weapons (00:09:53)
   9. The Last Day of Germany (00:14:54)
   10. What Could Have Been (00:06:44)
   11. Punished by Society (00:11:04)
   12. Credits (00:09:45)
Disc #10 -- America At War, Vol. 10: The Korean War
   1. Introduction (00:03:27)
   2. Right in the Middle (00:11:51)
   3. Compelled to Action (00:07:50)
   4. Not Ready to Fight (00:09:11)
   5. Growing Troubles for the North (00:09:36)
   6. A New Offensive (00:02:05)
   1. Introduction (00:03:56)
   2. Seizing Inchon (00:12:56)
   3. Advancing North (00:06:37)
   4. Warnings From China (00:07:43)
   5. Road to An Ambush (00:09:17)
   6. An Army of Millions (00:03:31)
   1. Introduction (00:01:32)
   2. Chaos of Retreat (00:07:51)
   3. Surrounded and Overwhelmed (00:09:11)
   4. The Longest Retreat (00:09:10)
   5. Political Pressures Mount (00:07:35)
   6. A New Commander (00:08:42)
   1. Introduction (00:01:59)
   2. A Revitalized Army (00:06:40)
   3. Truman Fires MacArthur (00:10:46)
   4. Air and Ground Challenges (00:06:56)
   5. Tragedy for Both Sides (00:08:41)
   6. Troops Come Home (00:08:59)
Disc #11 -- America At War, Vol. 11: The Vietnam War
   1. Introduction (00:09:31)
   2. Operation Rolling Thunder (00:07:31)
   3. A War of Attrition (00:08:18)
   4. Battle in the Central Highlands (00:08:47)
   5. Fighting to Stay Alive (00:09:10)
   6. Conclusion (00:01:29)
   1. Introduction (00:09:16)
   2. Attack On Hue (00:08:32)
   3. Against All Odds (00:07:36)
   4. Battle for the Citadel (00:08:28)
   5. A Stalemate (00:09:28)
   6. Conclusion (00:01:34)
   1. Introduction (00:11:24)
   2. The Easter Offensive (00:08:05)
   3. Operation Linebacker (00:08:22)
   4. American Air Power (00:07:04)
   5. Assault At Quang Tri City (00:08:23)
   6. Conclusion (00:01:30)
   1. Introduction (00:08:13)
   2. Writing On the Wall (00:08:08)
   3. Target: Saigon (00:10:48)
   4. The Embassy Compound (00:09:12)
   5. The Final Stage (00:06:51)
   6. Conclusion (00:01:33)
Disc #12 -- America At War, Vol. 12: The Gulf War
   1. Introduction (00:01:29)
   2. Opening Apache Raid (00:10:03)
   3. Achieving Air Superiority (00:09:22)
   4. Neutralizing the Scud Threat (00:08:56)
   5. Targeting NBC Sites (00:05:39)
   6. The Tank Busters (00:08:53)
   1. Introduction (00:01:11)
   2. A Far Greater Challenge (00:10:03)
   3. Iraq Invasion of Khafji (00:08:08)
   4. Preparing for the Invasion (00:08:27)
   5. Veil of Fire and Smoke (00:06:33)
   6. Liberating Kuwait (00:10:29)
   1. Introduction (00:01:22)
   2. The Left Hook (00:07:30)
   3. The Highway of Death (00:10:10)
   4. 100 Hours (00:09:26)
   5. Strategic Consequences (00:08:37)
   6. The Goals Were Clear (00:07:43)
   1. Introduction (00:01:37)
   2. Putting Steel On Target (00:07:35)
   3. Exploring the Potential (00:07:59)
   4. Technology Progresses (00:07:57)
   5. Self-Propelled Advances (00:07:46)
   6. Revolution in Warfare (00:12:37)
Disc #13 -- America At War, Vol. 13: The Iraq War
   1. Introduction (00:07:16)
   2. More With Less (00:08:13)
   3. Unconventional Forces (00:06:50)
   4. A Rolling Start (00:06:46)
   5. Crossing the Border (00:07:10)
   6. Resistance in the South (00:08:50)
   1. Introduction (00:06:35)
   2. Heavy Fighting in Nasiriya (00:06:15)
   3. Urban Warfare (00:11:06)
   4. British Battle for Basra (00:06:18)
   5. Desperate Fighting (00:06:04)
   6. Logistics in a Sandstorm (00:08:46)
   1. Introduction (00:07:15)
   2. Securing the North (00:09:37)
   3. Objective Peach (00:04:15)
   4. Push for Baghdad (00:07:09)
   5. Still More Resistance (00:09:54)
   6. Surrounding Baghdad (00:06:28)
   1. Introduction (00:09:23)
   2. Something Wrong (00:08:35)
   3. Absolute Hell (00:06:02)
   4. Loss of Innocence (00:02:06)
   5. Crazy Downtown (00:08:33)
   6. What Happens After (00:10:11)
Disc #14 -- America At War, Vol. 14: The Iraq War
   1. Introduction (00:07:27)
   2. Highway of Death (00:03:55)
   3. Into Baghdad (00:12:40)
   4. The British At Basra (00:06:37)
   5. Pockets of Resistance (00:07:23)
   6. The Focus Shifts North (00:07:01)
   1. Introduction (00:06:02)
   2. Not Prepared (00:03:38)
   3. Encountering Resistance (00:11:34)
   4. Building a New Government (00:07:22)
   5. Rounding Up the Ringleaders (00:06:40)
   6. Lessons of the War (00:09:59)
   1. Introduction (00:01:35)
   2. Stealth Warplanes (00:10:52)
   3. Developing Stealth Technology (00:05:56)
   4. Smart Weapons (00:08:09)
   5. Urban Warfare (00:09:25)
   6. Chemical Threats (00:07:43)
   1. Introduction (00:06:19)
   2. Special Police Commandos (00:09:10)
   3. The Iraqi Answer (00:08:59)
   4. A New Priority (00:04:37)
   5. Using Public Relations (00:08:01)
   6. Continuous Efforts (00:07:36)
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Disc #1 -- America At War, Vol. 1: Revolution
   Boston, Bloody Boston
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   Rebellion to Revolution
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   Declaring Independence
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   American Crisis
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Disc #2 -- America At War, Vol. 2: Revolution
   Path to World War
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   Forging An Army
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   Treason & Betrayal
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Disc #3 -- America At War, Vol. 3: Revolution
   The War Heads South
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   Hornet's Nest
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   The End Game
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Disc #4 -- America At War, Vol. 4: Revolution
   Becoming a Nation
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   Road to the Presidency
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   A President and His Revolution
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   Bonus: Behind the Scenes - Revolution
Disc #5 -- America At War, Vol. 5: The Alamo
   Remember the Alamo
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   The Real West: The Battle of the Alamo
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Disc #6 -- America At War, Vol. 6: The Civil War
   The Hornet's Nest At Shiloh
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   The Bloody Lane At Antietam
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   The Wheatfield At Gettysburg
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   The Tragedy At Cold Harbor
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Disc #7 -- America At War, Vol. 7: World War I
   The Death of Glory Part 1
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   The Death of Glory Part 2
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   The Last Day of World War I
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Disc #8 -- America At War, Vol. 8: World War II
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   Scene Selection
Disc #9 -- America At War, Vol. 9: World War II
   USS Eagle 56: Accident or Target?
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   Last Secrets of the Axis
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Disc #10 -- America At War, Vol. 10: The Korean War
   Making of a Bloodbath
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   Triumph to Tragedy
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   Retreat From Hell
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   Bitter Standoff
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Disc #11 -- America At War, Vol. 11: The Vietnam War
   America Enters the War
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   Tet in Saigon and Hue
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   Ringing Down the Curtain
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   The Endgame
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Disc #12 -- America At War, Vol. 12: The Gulf War
   The Air Campaign
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   The Ground War
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   The Final Showdown
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   Bonus: Weapons At War - Smart Bombs
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Disc #13 -- America At War, Vol. 13: The Iraq War
   Invasion
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   Tough Going
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   Baghdad's Doorstep
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   Bonus: Eyewitness in Iraq
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Disc #14 -- America At War, Vol. 14: The Iraq War
   Fall of Saddam
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   Aftermath
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   Bonus: U.S. Weapons Against Iraq
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   Bonus: Iraq War - Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
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