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Perilous Fight: America's World War Ii in Color

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This documentary produced for PBS -- which marries color newsreel footage with vintage radio broadcasts and readings of period news stories and the journals of soldiers to offers a new perspective on America's involvement in World War II -- gets a simple but solid presentation on DVD. The Perilous Fight: America's World War II In Color has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to the complete feature, the DVD ...
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This documentary produced for PBS -- which marries color newsreel footage with vintage radio broadcasts and readings of period news stories and the journals of soldiers to offers a new perspective on America's involvement in World War II -- gets a simple but solid presentation on DVD. The Perilous Fight: America's World War II In Color has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to the complete feature, the DVD includes excerpts from four other documentaries on the war, as well as additional footage prepared for the film but not used in the final cut.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Excerpts from four oritinal World War ll documentaries including a Pearl Harbor re-enactment and 'The Battle of Midway' by John Ford; 'Meet the Enemy' and 'The Last Bomb'
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2004
  • UPC: 841887050876
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 3:40:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color
1. Introduction [1:53]
2. Prelude to War [13:09]
3. War Breaks Out in Europe [7:09]
4. America Responds [4:43]
5. Japanese Militarism [1:35]
6. Hawaii, 1940 [2:20]
7. American Aid to Britain [2:45]
8. The Eastern Front [2:04]
9. British Children in America [1:16]
10. America's First War Fatalities [1:04]
11. News Flashes, 1941 [1:01]
12. Pearl Harbor [4:43]
13. Mainland Defense [1:28]
14. African-Americans and the War Effort [1:32]
15. Doolittle's Raid on Tokyo [3:45]
16. Battle of Midway [2:46]
1. Introduction [:23]
2. America Gears Up for War [5:55]
3. Internment of Japanese Americans [1:53]
4. News From Russia [:47]
5. Operation Torch [8:02]
6. Women's Land Army [2:16]
7. Bombing Raids [3:13]
8. GIs in Britain [3:29]
9. Major Changes Back Home [:52]
10. Internment Camps and the 442nd [1:59]
11. Labor Unrest and Women at Work [4:03]
12. African-American Workers and Soldiers [1:47]
13. Victory in Africa [1:06]
14. Women in Uniform [3:58]
15. Operation Husky [2:04]
16. Jews in Poland [1:59]
17. The Bombing of Hamburg [1:14]
18. Partisans in Yugoslavia and Albania [3:48]
19. Preparing for D-Day [3:02]
20. Credits [1:16]
1. Introduction [1:55]
2. U-Boat Capture [2:00]
3. D-Day [11:27]
4. Liberation of Parks [3:31]
5. The Italian Campaign [3:41]
6. Battle of Bulge [5:25]
7. German Brutalities [1:22]
8. Trenchfoot [3:28]
9. Medics and Chaplains [3:56]
10. Raising Morale [1:53]
11. Allied Bombing of Germany [2:48]
12. Mass Surrenders [1:17]
13. Buchenwald [1:53]
14. Roosevelt's Death [:45]
15. Dachau [2:20]
16. The Fall of Berlin [2:32]
17. Victory in Europe [3:04]
1. Introduction [:23]
2. Action in the North Pacific [6:23]
3. Home Front [1:16]
4. The Mentally Wounded [2:01]
5. Invasions of Saipan, Tinian and Guam Islands [9:23]
6. Iwo Jima [7:13]
7. The Battle of Manila [:56]
8. USS Franklin [3:15]
9. Thoughts of Home [2:10]
10. The Invasion of Okinawa [3:29]
11. The Death of Roosevelt [1:03]
12. Securing Okinawa [4:45]
13. Submarine Warfare [1:42]
14. The Atom Bomb [2:01]
15. Japan's Surrender [:55]
16. Celebration [2:12]
17. The Legacy [3:08]
18. Credits [1:16]
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Disc #1 -- The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color
   Play Part I & II
   Play Part III & IV
   Scene Selections
      Part I: Infamy
      Part II: Battlefronts
      Part III: Wrath
      Part IV: Triumph
   Special Features
      Excerpts From Four Original Short Films From World War II: Pearl Harbor Re-enactment by John Ford
      Excerpts From Four Original Short Films From World War II: The Battle of Midway by John Ford
      Excerpts From Four Original Short Films From World War II: "Meet the Enemy"
      Excerpts From Four Original Short Films From World War II: "The Last Bomb"
   PBS Online
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