WWII in HD

WWII in HD

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World War II films in high definition from U.S. National Archives: Nuremberg, Let There Be Light, December 7th, The Battle of Midway, With the Marines at Tarawa, and films on Generals Patton, Bradley, MacArthur and Eisenhower. Viewer discretion advised.
World War II films in high definition from U.S. National Archives: Nuremberg, Let There Be Light, December 7th, The Battle of Midway, With the Marines at Tarawa, and films on Generals Patton, Bradley, MacArthur and Eisenhower. Viewer discretion advised.

Season 1 (9 episodes)

  • 1. The Battle of Midway

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 18:09 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 18:09 min. Oscar-winning director John Ford, who shot most of this Academy Award-winning documentary himself, was seriously wounded during its filming. The footage was captured during the actual attack by Japan. In color. Includes narration by actor Henry Fonda.

  • 2. With The Marines At Tarawa

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 19:03 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 19:03 min. A harrowing Academy Award-winning short film from 1944 that shows an amphibious landing by the Marines on the island of Tarawa. They are there to capture a major Japanese airbase. In Technicolor. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • 3. December 7th

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 81:46 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 81:46 min. The longer version of Academy Award-winner John Fordu2019s Oscar-winning short film (1944) about the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Includes actual and re-created footage of the attacks. Features Walter Huston. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • 4. Famous Generals: Eisenhower

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 28:50 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 28:50 min. This film, narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Raymond Massey, shows the life of a man who is a symbol and a leader of one of the greatest military victories ever won by the U.S.: Dwight D. Eisenhower. Introduction by Academy Award-winner Walter Matthau.

  • 5. Famous Generals: Bradley

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 28:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 28:34 min. The story of General Omar N. Bradley, a man of quiet dignity, yet he had a punch that packed a terrific wallop. Find out what made him one of Americau2019s most successful Army generals. Introduction by Academy Award-winning actor Walter Matthau.

  • 6. Famous Generals: MacArthur

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 28:30 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 28:30 min. Narrated by Walter Cronkite and with an introduction by Walter Matthau, this 1963 film chronicles the career of General Douglas MacArthur with an emphasis on World War II action in the Pacific and during the post-war era in Japan.

  • 7. Famous Generals: Patton

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 27:31 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 27:31 min. A remarkable and informative documentary about General George S. Patton, Jr., narrated by Ronald Reagan, that tells the story of a soldier who lived for action and glory and reached the heights in serving his country.

  • 8. Nuremberg

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 75:00 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 75:00 min. A grim account of the Nuremberg trials from 1946. The courtroom was dominated by a large movie screen upon which the prosecution showed films of Nazi atrocities. Much of this footage was confiscated from Nazi officials. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • 9. Let There Be Light

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 57:55 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2014 Runtime: 57:55 min. This once-banned masterpiece by Oscar-winning director John Huston has been hailed as one of the greatest war films ever. The 1946 film, narrated by Oscar-winner Walter Huston, is an emotional look at the subject of war and its impact on the human psyche.