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The Winter War of Finland and Russia

The Winter War of Finland and Russia: In November 1939, when Finland was invaded by the Soviet Union, no one expected that this tiny nation could resist the largest military force in the world. And no one anticipated that 1939 would be one of the coldest winters in recorded history, what historians have called a frozen hell.     Filmed on the old battlefields in Finland and Russia, Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia dramatically depicts…

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The Invasion – The Outbreak of World War II

The Invasion - The Outbreak of World War II: On 1 September 1939, Hitler started the most fatal war in world history. With the invasion of Poland, he did not only aim at destroying the military force of the neighboring country but also at depriving its people of their livelihood. The German-Polish two-part series reconstructs how the Fuhrer triggered a chain of events sparking a global conflagration. It also includes selected interviews with Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda who witnessed…

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The Pacific War in Color episode 8

The Pacific War in Color episode 8: By the summer of 1945, the Allies are reducing Japan to ashes, but there's no sign of surrender. While a ground invasion seems imminent, a casualty estimate of U.S. soldiers in the hundreds of thousands leads President Truman to a decision that will not only end the war, but forever change the course of warfare. Color combat footage and witness accounts of the atomic bombings provide rare insights into the final days of…

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The Pacific War in Color episode 7

The Pacific War in Color episode 7: The Allies celebrate the end of the war in Europe, but the Pacific War rages on.     Okinawa, the last stop in the island-hopping campaign to the Japanese mainland, is absolute havoc, with Japan sending an unprecedented wave of kamikaze attacks to destroy Allied warships. Meanwhile, Australians liberate Indonesians from three years of oppressive Japanese occupation in Borneo. Witness the final battles of the Second World War, captured with rare behind the…

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The Pacific War in Color episode 6

The Pacific War in Color episode 6: Japan feels the pressure coming from all fronts in 1945--ships from the sea, boots on the ground, and fire from the sky. The Japanese Empire has been weakened, but there is no sign of surrender.     Through rarely seen color combat footage and frontline stories, witness the American invasions of Peleliu, the Philippines, and Iwo Jima, in addition to the war's first organized kamikaze attacks and the deadly raid on Tokyo.  …

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