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African American War Heroes - WWII

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Despite profound obstacles, insurmountable odds and constant discrimination, African American soldiers served their country with honor & distinction. This video proudly salutes the men & women of the U.S. Armed Forces.


On January 13,1997, seven African American soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed during WWII.  These seven honored soldiers have come to symbolize the remarkable contributions of all African Americans who served our country in all our wars.  Through archival film footage, war veterans from all military branches recount their personal experiences to bring their True Stories to life.  Some of the stories include: Tuskegee Airmen, Women at War, Red Ball Express, Buffalo Soldiers, 761st "Black Panthers" tank battalion, Triple Nickels, 6888th Postal Unit battalion and much more!  


Includes a moving tribute from General Colin Powell and comments from President William Jefferson Clinton.  This historic video is a must for every library.


Extra Features:  

"The Negro Soldier" 

This 1944 classic produced by Frank Capra was the first U.S. Army training to favorably depict African American servicemen. Additional clips include the 1936 Berlin Olympics featuring Gold Medalist Jesse Owens.  


"Wings For This Man" US Govt. film honoring the Tuskegee Institute


Timeline: Black Sports Heroes (Includes: Negro Baseball League; Satchel Paige; Joe Louis)



U.S.S. Arizona to U.S.S. Missouri - From Tragedy to Victory

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On one end is the USS Arizona Memorial, a few hundred yards away is the USS Missouri.  These two battleships, at rest in Pearl Harbor, represent the beginning and the end of WWII. 


This video is the historic story of the these two great American battleships - One proudly afloat, the other tragically below the calm waters of the pacific ocean.


 Bonus Footage

  • MacArthur Returns to the Philippines  
  • Bloody Iwo  
  • At Japan’s Doorstep: Okinawa


"fascinating documentary..." (rotten tomatoes.com) "a fitting tribute..." (Video Librarian) "awesome..." (pearlharborattacked.com) "dramatically narrated..." (Booklist)

Profiles of Courage, Controversy & Sacrifice WWII

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​​Profiles of Courage, Controversy and Sacrifice: This educational WWII video offers fresh insight into the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, life on the home front during the war, the minority units who served their country in World War II, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The series combines fascinating historical footage and photos with intriguing facts to tell the story of one of America’s most challenging and defining eras with candor and objectivity.


 Series contains four separate 30-minute programs:
"Why Pearl Harbor?" 

Begins with the stock market crash of 1929 resulting in worldwide economic crisis.
"Home Front USA"

After Pearl Harbor, suddenly the word "sacrifice" have new meaning.
​"Minority Units" 

Set against the backdrop of major WWII battles, this programs explores the roles, contributions, and sacrifices of African Americans, Native Americans and Japanese American units in the US Armed Forces.  
"The Atomic Bomb - The End or the Beginning ?

Explores the origin and construction of the bomb and the pivotal events that proceeded the controversial decision.


FREE  Curriculum based WWII Study Guides 


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 "A boon to military enthusiasts." (Video Librarian) ***

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