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 and newsreels. Ronald Reagan, Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace and Walter Matthau narrate this volume.
Volume two profiles the following: GEORGE S. PATTON - Egotistical, bullish and always controversial, a true icon of WWII, hero of the Battle of the Bulge and commander of the allied advance into Germany.
JOSEPH STILWELL - "Vinegar Joe" was tough, smart, hard working, brave, yet a man of few words. As a four star general during WWII, he headed both U.S. and Chinese Nationalist resistance to the Japanese advance on the Far Eastern mainland.
GEORGE C. MARSHALL - Chief protagonist of the cross-channel invasion of Europe strategy, author of the postwar "Marshall Plan" and "true organizer of victory" according to Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
HENRY H. 'HAP' ARNOLD - Great warrior, leader, thinker and father of the modern Air Force. Taught to fly by the Wright Brothers he later commanded the Army Forces in victory over Germany and Japan in World War II. This special edition DVD also features over 90 minutes of bonus material including six vintage WWII short subjects.
SPECIAL EDITION DVD FEATURES
6 WWII Shorts – Over 90 minutes of Bonus Materials!:
SOLDIERS IN GREASEPAINT (c1958) Stars of stage- screen and radio entertain the troops during WWII.
THE FIGHTING FIRST (c1945) The 1st infantry Division in eight campaigns and three invasions.
WOMEN IN DEFENSE (1941) Narrated by Katharine Hepburn, Written by Eleanor Rosevelt.
SEEDS OF DESTINY (1946)
YOUR JOB IN GERMANY (1945) Directed by Frank Capra and Written by Theodore Geisel ("Dr. Seuss")
PARIS 1945 (1945)
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