The War File: Battlefield - The Battle for the Mediterranean

Overview

This one hour and forty minute program examines how the WWII Allies battled for control of the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East. Through archival footage and analysis, the show details how battles involving the British Navy, Italian Navy, German Luftwaffe and other military branches determined possession of the important lands, and how the oft forgotten war in Greece effected the outcome of the war in the region.
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Overview

This one hour and forty minute program examines how the WWII Allies battled for control of the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East. Through archival footage and analysis, the show details how battles involving the British Navy, Italian Navy, German Luftwaffe and other military branches determined possession of the important lands, and how the oft forgotten war in Greece effected the outcome of the war in the region.
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Special Features

Ask the experts; Test your knowledge; Interactive menus; Excerpts from other titles in the series
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2008
  • UPC: 723721145064
  • Source: Cromwell Productions
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W / Colorized
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,425

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Battle for Normandy
2. Introduction [5:40]
3. The Commanders [4:57]
4. Overall Strategies [2:55]
5. Military Capabilities [10:38]
6. Order of Battle [4:49]
7. The Early Battles for Caen [15:05]
8. Broad Evaluation [7:23]
9. Prelude to the Battle [15:57]
10. Weapons and Armament [29:46]
11. The Aftermath [4:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Battle for Normandy
   Play: The Battle for Normandy - The Push for Caen
   Scene Selections
   Ask the Experts
      What Was the Hitler Youth Division?
      What Were the Characteristics of a German 88mm Anti-Tank Gun?
      Was the Atlantic Wall as Formidable as Hitler Hoped?
      What Were the Characteristics of the Churchill Crocodile Tank?
      What Were the Main Problems Faced By the Crew of a Churchill Crocodile Tank? [Production Crew]
      How Successful Was the German Counter Attack By the 21st Panzer Division?
      How Did German Tanks Compare to the Allied Machines?
      How Important Was It to Maintain the Secrecy of the Normandy Landing?
   Test Your Knowledge
   Excerpts From Other Titles in the Series
      The Battle of Kursk
      Air War Over Germany
      Manchuria - The Forgotten Victory
      Pearl Harbor
      Guadalcanal
      The Siege of Leningrad
      El Alamein
      Monte Cassino
      Arnhem
      The Battle for Normandy
      The Battles for Tunisia
      The West Wall
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