Shot down over Nazi-occupied Jabbeke, Belgium on 1 December 1943, this film portrays the incredible escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilot Bruce Sundlun. Five of his crew were killed while four others were captured by the Germans. After reaching Switzerland, he reentered France under the auspices of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to act as a spy and bombardment spotter for the Allied invasion of Marseilles in August 1944.
Chronicles the building and dedication of the first-ever United States Navy monument in Normandy, France. Dozens of interviews with Navy D-Day veterans are included. New England region Emmy Awards for writing and photography.
They were the “other” Band of Brothers. Features interviews with many of the men not focused on in the book or in the television mini-series by the same name.
The Manhattan Project was an enormous undertaking that required the efforts of many of the world’s most brilliant intellectuals. Hundreds of men were assigned by the government of the United States to lend their minds to producing the first Atomic bombs, but the majority had no idea at the time what their skills were being utilized for since the project was beyond the level of “top secret”.
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the green 29th Infantry Division faced some of the most brutal fighting on Omaha Beach. In June of 2014, a handful of remaining members of the 29th Infantry Division made a final trip back to Normandy to recognize the 70th anniversary of D-Day
Kelsey Grammer narrates a documentary from Filmmaker Steven C. Barber chronicling the search for the remains of missing U.S. Marines of World War II killed in the Battle of Tarawa in November of 1943. “Until They Are Home” brings to light the extraordinary dedication of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) team members, largely unsung heroes who, until now, have been unrecognized while working in the shadows. These young men and women returned in 2010 to the site of one of the most horrific battles of World War II in order to bring home fallen military heroes. Their efforts on the island of Tarawa have provided some closure, recovering the remains of a few U.S. servicemen and flying those remains back to American soil.
We re-trace the steps of Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter as he returns to Poland and Germany for the final time. We also travel with “Izzy” to Treblinka death camp where his parents and younger brother were murdered and to other camps, most notably Auschwitz-Birkenau, where “Izzy” used the motivation of his father’s final words to him to stay alive.
Narrated by Josh Brolin, Filmmaker Steven Barber, Director Matthew Hausle, and Executive Producer Dr. Raquel Ramsey present the true story of Lt. Col. Edwin P. Ramsey, who in 1942 led the last cavalry charge in U.S. army history against the Japanese in the Philippines. Refusing to surrender, Ramsey fled into the jungle, enduring starvation and disease, while leading over 40,000 Filipino guerrillas resisting the Japanese forces for three and a half years. While being hunted relentlessly by the Japanese, he provided vital information to Gen. Douglas MacArthur ensuring his successful return to retake the Philippines. MacArthur personally awarded Ramsey the Silver Star for his gallantry.
Tells the story of the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership monument in Normandy, France in June of 2012. The film focuses on the leader of World War II’s “Band of Brothers” and the leadership skills he possessed. A never before seen interview with the late Major Winters is utilized, as well as interviews with the “Band of Brothers” who are still alive.
Many of the names of the 80 flyers who took part in the April 18, 1942 raid on Japan may not be familiar to most, but collectively they will always be known in history as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
Long ago these American flyers, aboard 16 B-25 bombers, had accomplished a daring mission that changed the morale of an entire nation.
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Narrated by Tom Selleck. It was just another day in paradise. At 7:55 A.M. all that changed as the first Japanese planes dropped their torpedoes and bombs on a stunned American Pacific fleet. Every sailor, airman, soldier and civilian who was in or near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 has their own individual story of courage, fear, heroics or tragedy. No two stories from that day of infamy are the same. These are some of their stories. They will always Remember Pearl Harbor.
Narrated by Dan Aykroyd. Tells the story of an individual who owns the largest private collection of World War II artifacts in the world. Over 50 interviews with veterans and survivors of the war help tell the story.
The Incredible World War II Escape of Major Damon “Rocky” Gause. It took Gause and fellow American William Lloyd Osborne 52 days and 3,200 miles to reach freedom. During the trip the Americans faced typhoons, constant threats from Japanese ships, submarines and airplanes, lack of water and food and even a visit to a leper colony.
Five D-Day veterans return to Normandy and re-visit the locations they landed on June 6, 1944, sharing their own very personal stories of war.
We follow 94-year old 82nd Airborne veteran James “Maggie” Megellas from Wisconsin to Europe where he fought in some of the most savage battles of World War II.
A few days before Thanksgiving Corporal Harry Stutz told his buddy, Corporal Richard Brookins, “I think we should give this town a Christmas party, A St. Nicholas Day. Kids here hadn’t celebrated St. Nicholas Day for nearly five years because of the war. Some of them have never seen St. Nick at all.”
Two American 101st Airborne medics caught in a church in Normandy, France during the opening hours of D-Day. The American medics, Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore of the 2nd battalion, 501st PIR, treated all who were brought into the 12th century Norman church, no matter whether they were friend or foe.
They were the best the United States had to offer and on June 6, 1944 their nation sent them through the gates of Hell in Normandy, France. This is an opportunity to eavesdrop as one of the most important days in the history of the world is recalled by those who were actually there, did the fighting and witnessed the devastation.
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