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Battle of Okinawa in Color
Battle of Okinawa in Color
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Battle of Okinawa in Color

Battle of Okinawa in Color: By mid-1945, Hitler is dead and the war has ended in Europe. Halfway around the world, however, the fighting is still going strong on a small island in the Pacific. Okinawa was the site of the last battle…

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Gallipoli 1915
Gallipoli 1915
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Gallipoli 1915

Gallipoli 1915: The six months of the war that was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula was the culmination of months of British errors.     The transferal of Imperial prejudices to military planning ended up costing thousands of their lives and showed the…

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The War episode 7
The War episode 7
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The War episode 7

The War episode 7: A few weeks after the death of President Roosevelt shocks the country, Germany surrenders. Meanwhile, American sailors, soldiers and Marines endure the worst battle of the Pacific - Okinawa. In August, American planes drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and…

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The War episode 6
The War episode 6
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The War episode 6

The War episode 6: Americans are shocked by Hitler's massive counterattack in the Ardennes Forest - but by mid March, 1945, they are across the Rhine, while Russians are 50 miles from Berlin. In the Pacific, after weeks of desperate fighting, Iwo Jima…

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The War episode 5
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The War episode 5

The War episode 5: Victory in Europe seems imminent, but Holland, the Vosges Mountains, and the Hurtgen Forest, GIs learn painful lessons as old as war itself - that generals make plans, plans go wrong and soldiers die. Meanwhile, on the island of…

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The War episode 4
The War episode 4
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The War episode 4

The War episode 4: On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 1.5 million Allied troops take part in the greatest invasion in history, but then bog down in Norman hedgerows for weeks. Saipan proves the costliest Pacific battle to date, while back home dreaded telegrams…

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