This highly engaging two-part documentary series profiles some of America's greatest generals of the 20th Century. Each program features vintage motion pictures and seldom seen still photographs culled from family files, museums, the military, newsreels. Walter Cronkite, Lorne Greene and Walter Matthau narrate volume 1.
THE GREAT GENERALS Volume 1 profiles the following: DOUGLAS MACARTHUR - the colorful, combative, tumultuous 5 star general and his military exploits, who lived his two credos, "I Shall Return" and "Duty, Honor, Country".
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - Soldier, statesman, president… beloved hero of D-Day, the Invasion of Normandy and the defeater of Germany at the Battle of the Bulge.
OMAR N. BRADLEY - Considered himself a failure during WWI when he was kept stateside, but during WWII he commanded a division, a corps, an army, and finally a group of armies! His last command, the 12th U.S. Army Group, was the largest body of American soldiers ever to serve under one field commander.
JOHN J. PERSHING - John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, General of the Armies, was the most accomplished and celebrated American soldier of the early 20th century. He fought Pancho Villa and commanded the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Europe during World War I. This special edition DVD also features over 100 minutes of bonus material including seven vintage WWII short subjects.
Narrated by: WALTER CRONKITE, LORNE GREENE and WALTER MATTHAU.
SPECIAL EDITION DVD FEATURES:
7 WWII Shorts – Over 100 minutes of Bonus Materials!:
MOVIES AT WAR (1944) Entertaining the troops around the world.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A JEEP (1943) A lighthearted look at America's four-wheeled wartime hero.
IN THE WAKE OF THE ARMIES (1946) Dramatic propaganda film with confidential added footage.
CONQUER BY THE CLOCK (1942) One slipup on the Home Front assembly line can mean disaster on the battlefield!
GRACIAS AMIGOS (1944) Contributions to the War effort by our Latin American neighbors.
AIR RAID WARNING (1942) helmeted heroes of the Home Front!
OUR JOB IN JAPAN (1946) Produced by Frank Capra; Directed by Theodore Geisel ("Dr. Seuss") G. I. Indoctrination short.
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