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A Soldier's Dream - The Milt Feldman Story
He was captured at the Battle of The Bulge and survived a German POW camp. Seventy Five years later Milt Feldman is finally ready to tell the story. Winner of Best Documentary at the Historical and Military Film Festival .
No Greater Love - The First Documentary Directed by an Active Duty Soldier in Combat
This documentary explores a combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain, as he and his men fight their way through a hellish tour in one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan and then as they struggle to…
Facing Wars Past and Future
Episode 24 of American Military History
Probe why U.S. troops faced endless low-level warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq. For perspective, review the lessons of American military history, from the young nation's own guerilla movement during the Revolution to today's era of push-button war. Then look ahead…
Balkan Wars: Bosnia and Kosovo
Episode 22 of American Military History
Now hear directly from the commander of a major military operation. Gen. Clark himself was head of NATO forces during the Kosovo War of 1998-1999, directing a 78-day bombing offensive that defeated an attempted Yugoslav takeover of newly independent Kosovo.…
Afghanistan, Iraq, and Terrorism
Episode 23 of American Military History
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 sparked a U.S. military response like no other, combining overwhelming air power against the terrorist regime in Afghanistan, along with special forces and allied units on the ground. Also chart the 2003 invasion…
Elusive Victory in Southeast Asia
Episode 19 of American Military History
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the new approach to winning the war in Vietnam, instituted after Gen. Creighton Abrams took over in 1968. This was the war fought by your lecturer during his tour of duty. Gen. Clark describes in…
American Forces in Grenada and Panama
Episode 20 of American Military History
Explore the American military's struggle to overcome the loss of confidence known as "Vietnam syndrome," which was especially worrisome due to the Soviet military buildup at the time. Highlight two operations that demonstrated renewed vitality: the U.S. invasion of the…
Knocking Iraq Out of Kuwait
Episode 21 of American Military History
Continue your study of America's rebuild of its war-fighting capability in the 1980s. Then see how this expertise was put to use in 1991 to eject Iraq from Kuwait, which it had invaded the previous year. With Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf…
From Normandy to Berlin and Tokyo
Episode 16 of American Military History
Go ashore on D-Day with the largest amphibious operation in history, tracking the Allied invasion through its breakout from the beachhead and reversals such as the Battle of the Bulge. After Germany's surrender in May 1945, follow Pacific troops to…
Korea and the Cold War
Episode 17 of American Military History
The U.S. emerged from World War II as the most powerful nation on Earth. That status was challenged by the Soviet Union, which pushed the spread of its communist ideology. The two rival systems clashed in Korea in a war…
The United States Enters Vietnam
Episode 18 of American Military History
Gen. Clark introduces the war that was his own baptism of fire, Vietnam, where he served as a young officer after graduating from West Point. In this lecture, he covers the background of the war, charting how America was drawn…
War in North Africa and the South Pacific
Episode 14 of American Military History
Consider U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's strategic dilemma in simultaneously fighting Germany and Japan. Weigh the competing views of Army Chief of Staff George Marshall and Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King, along with the views of Allied leaders Winston Churchill…
Air Power over Germany; Toward Japan by Sea
Episode 15 of American Military History
Air power achieved strategic importance in World War II. Compare American and British bombing strategies against Germany. Also follow the Allied land offensive from North Africa to Sicily to the Italian peninsula. Then cover America's island-hopping campaign in the Pacific…
From Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Midway
Episode 13 of American Military History
Two decades after World War I, Germany was ready to fight again, supported by Japan and Italy. Focus on America's preparations for war and its reaction to Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941, followed by Germany's declaration…
The Spanish-American War of 1898
Episode 10 of American Military History
A generation after the Civil War, America fought a major war with Spain over its misrule of Spanish colonies. Investigate such famous battles as the naval action at Manila Bay and the Rough Riders' assault up San Juan Heights. Also,…
American Expeditionary Forces: 1917-1918
Episode 11 of American Military History
Survey World War I, which drastically upped the material and human cost of war. Study the causes of the conflict, the rival alliances, and the failure of Germany's opening gambit, leading to ruinous trench warfare. Then trace America's belated entry…
John J. Pershing, the Doughboys, and France
Episode 12 of American Military History
America joined the fight against Germany at the height of the enemy's last make-or-break offensive. U.S. commanders faced a steep learning curve, initially using tactics that were unsuited to the new style of mechanized warfare. Discover the hard-won lessons that…
Vicksburg to Gettysburg: 1862-1863
Episode 8 of American Military History
In the summer of 1863, the Civil War reached a climax on two fronts. Study the brilliant generalship of Grant in isolating and defeating the Confederate force defending the Mississippi River fortress of Vicksburg, cutting the South in two. Then…
Chattanooga to Appomattox: 1863-1865
Episode 9 of American Military History
Gen. Clark narrates the dramatic endgame of the Civil War, in which Gen. William T. Sherman outmaneuvered Confederate forces in the west to take Atlanta, then marched to the sea; while Grant fought Lee across a broad swath of Virginia,…
Opening Volleys of the Civil War: 1861-1862
Episode 6 of American Military History
The Civil War set the pattern for warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries - in scale, consequences, and slaughter. Cover the political events leading up to the war, the strategy devised by the Union's initial commanding general, Winfield Scott,…