American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway

American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway

Director: Tracy Strain Cast: Joe Morton

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Overview

This documentary chronicles the 1942 building of the Alaskan Highway. It illustrates the effect that the Pearl Harbor bombing had on the decision to begin construction and examines the hardships that the American soldiers tasked with this job were forced to endure, from fierce cold to forced segregation.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2005
UPC: 0841887005135
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 12,838

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:39]
2. A Road for Homeland Defense [2:05]
3. Vulnerable Spot [4:15]
4. Monumental Task [5:51]
5. The Road Builders [6:48]
6. A Bad Start [3:52]
7. Japan Invades Alaska [6:16]
8. Working in the Wilderness [11:19]
9. Race Against Winter [5:26]
10. Triumph [5:41]
11. Credits [1:41]

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