The United States ARMY in ACTION 1914-1954. From WWI through the Korean War. 2-DVD Video Set. This production of "The U.S. Army in Action" begins with America struggling to understand its place in the world while WW I rages in Europe and ends with the United States, now a world power, pushing the communists out of South Korea. Running Time: Approximately 4 Hours.
If someone wants to learn the history of the World Wars or the Korean War, this superb documentary 2-DVD set will provide a concise, captivating story of the major events.
THE WINDS OF CHANGE
The first chapter shows the U.S. Army posture during the first quarter of the 20th Century, the WW I build-up and battle, the peacetime demobilization, and life in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s.
THE THREE FACES OF EVIL
Watch the post WWI rise of Mussolini and Hitler. See Japan's aggression in China, Italy invading Ethiopia, the Spanish Civil War, and the effects of the depression in the United States.
FLAMES ON THE HORIZON
Watch world events unfold from 1939 to 1941. you'll see the continuing war in China, the early phases of WW II in Europe, the fall of France, and Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
THE SPREADING HOLOCAUST
In this chapter you'll witness the military events in 1941 with focus on the U.S. involvement in the Pacific, Europe and North Africa.
THE SLUMBERING GIANT AWAKES
Observe the U.S. Logistical and tactical operation in North Africa, the Pacific, the Aleutians, New Guinea and Europe during the invasion of Sicily.
Watch the direction of the war change in 1943 on both the European and Pacific fronts. See the Allied advance in Sicily, New Guinea, Russia, Italy and the Pacific Islands.
THE TIDE TURNS
Observe the war in Europe in 1944 which includes Allied advances in Italy, France, Belgium, the liberation of Paris and the advance into Germany.
Witness events leading to the German surrender in May 1945. Watch the demise of Hitler and Mussolini, the liberation of the Philippines and the final surrender of Japan in September 1945.
THE YEARS BETWEEN
Learn about the post war years from 1945 through 1949. See the U.S. occupation of Japan and Germany, Russia's expansion in Europe, the Indo-Chinese and Greek wars, and the Berlin Blockade.
THE COBRA Strikes
Look at the history leading up to the Korean War, the back and forth process of the conflict from 1950 to 1953 and the ultimate cessation of hostilities in July 1953
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