American Experience: The Bombing of Germany

Overview

Producer\director Zvi Dor-Ner meditates on the moral dilemma of war by revealing the incredible destruction inflicted on German cities by Allied forces during World War II. September 1, 1939: as Europe plunged into war, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implored pilots on all sides not to drop bombs on areas with large civilian populations. Flash forward six years to a time when Germany was in rubble, and roughly half-a-million Germans had lost their lives as a result of a relentless bombing campaign waged ...
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Overview

Producer\director Zvi Dor-Ner meditates on the moral dilemma of war by revealing the incredible destruction inflicted on German cities by Allied forces during World War II. September 1, 1939: as Europe plunged into war, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implored pilots on all sides not to drop bombs on areas with large civilian populations. Flash forward six years to a time when Germany was in rubble, and roughly half-a-million Germans had lost their lives as a result of a relentless bombing campaign waged primarily by Britain and America. Interviews with historians and World War II pilots combine with archival footage to highlight the dilemma faced by leaders who remain determined to win the fight despite their distaste for civilian casualties.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • UPC: 841887011860
  • Original Release: 2010
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,942

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Morton Voice Only
Technical Credits
Zvi Dor-Ner Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Nina Adler Associate Producer
Michael Bacon Score Composer
Julia Driesen Associate Producer
David Espar Editor
Melissa Martin Co-producer
Melissa S. Martin Co-producer
Stephanie Mills Associate Producer
Mark Samels Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: The Bombing of Germany
1. Introduction [:25]
2. Precision Bombing [8:07]
3. Hamburg: Operation Gomorrah [12:16]
4. A Blow to the Air Force [8:54]
5. Germany Remains Strong [12:05]
6. Berlin: Operation Thunderclap [8:14]
7. Credits [2:02]
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