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Great Battles of World War II

Studio: Timeless Media Group.   Format: 2 DVDs. boxed.
UPC: 011301661135.  Daedalus Item Code: 35841
 
World War II put some 70 million people in uniform and killed perhaps as many as 30 million. It lasted only six years, but it produced the biggest armies, the most devastating weapons, the most ... (Read More)
 
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Hitler's Bodyguard
Robert Powell, narrator. Jonathan Martin & Philip Nugus, directors.
Studio: Athena.   Format: 4 DVDs, boxed Full screen.
UPC: 054961835492 .  Daedalus Item Code: 48666
 
How did Hitler survive more than 40 assassination attempts—some by his own generals? Using captured SS documents and eyewitness interviews, this fascinating documentary series (originally seen on ... (Read More)
 
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Hitler's War Machine—The Fall of France May–June 1940

Studio: Pen & Sword Digital.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 5060247620510.  Daedalus Item Code: 58185
 
These translated German propaganda newsreels record the military events of the blitzkrieg campaign leading to the fall of both Holland and France. The mission of the Nazi Propaganda Kompanien ... (Read More)
 
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Horror in the East
Laurence Rees, producer.
Studio: BBC.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 794051224521.  Daedalus Item Code: 48600
 
While many histories of World War II have recounted the grim atrocities perpetrated by Japanese soldiers on civilians and POWs, few have attempted to explain how and why such barbarity could have ... (Read More)
 
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Hunters in the Sky: The Fighter Aces of World War II

Studio: Questar.   Format: 6 DVDs, boxed.
UPC: 033937039829.  Daedalus Item Code: 48601
 
Made in 1991 using interviews and archival footage from the National Archives and the Smithsonian Institution, this 13-part series features former "aces" from Axis countries as well as the Allies. ... (Read More)
 
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The Kid Stays in the Picture
Robert Evans, Eddie Albert & others. Brett Morgen & Nanette Burstein, directors.
Studio: Warner Bros..   Format: cutout DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 085393783020.  Daedalus Item Code: 48574
 
Film producer Robert Evans rode one of the most remarkable winning streaks in Hollywood history (think The Godfather, Chinatown, Love Story, Rosemary's Baby, The Odd ... (Read More)
 
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Kronos Quartet: In Accord
Kronos Quartet. Manfred Waffender, director.
Studio: Image Entertainment.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 014381580822.  Daedalus Item Code: 58227
 
Dubbed the "Fab Four of classical music," these six-time Grammy nominees have won the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming eight times. This retrospective of highlights from ... (Read More)
 
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Leaving Home: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century, Vol. 5—The American Way
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor. Wayne Marshall, piano. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Simon Rattle, conductor.
Studio: Arthaus Musik.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 807280204193.  Daedalus Item Code: 25794
 
The focus of this DVD is American composers who also drew from the music of the past and from other cultures. Jazz, military bands, country dances, German Expressionism, and minimalism all contribute ... (Read More)
 
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Life in the Freezer
David Attenborough, host.
Studio: BBC.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 794051247629.  Daedalus Item Code: 35361
 
Antarctica is the wildest, coldest, most isolated continent on Earth. And yet this inhospitable landscape is home to a surprisingly rich variety of wildlife: penguins by the millions, whales by the ... (Read More)
 
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Major Events in the Third Reich: The Power of Mass Suggestion

Studio: Pen & Sword Digital.   Format: 2 DVDs Widescreen.
UPC: 4260110585040.  Daedalus Item Code: 58178
 
During the 12-year reign of the Third Reich, a succession of mass rallies was staged to indoctrinate the people of Germany and to exhibit Nazi power to the world. Watched by hundreds of thousands of ... (Read More)
 
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The Manners of Downton Abbey
Alastair Bruce, host. Louise Wardle, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 841887023269.  Daedalus Item Code: 49733
 
What goes on behind the scenes to get the etiquette of 1900s Britain exactly right on Downton Abbey and to ensure its historical accuracy? Historian Alastair Bruce, an expert on royal ceremony ... (Read More)
 
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MLK: The Assassination Tapes
Tom Jennings, director.
Studio: Smithsonian Channel.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 815300010877.  Daedalus Item Code: 58026
 
On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee; the iconic photograph of his aides pointing toward the direction of the gunfire ... (Read More)
 
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