Videos tagged with: wwii
Day in Auschwitz
This documentary about Auschwitz goes through the life of those imprisoned.
Decoding Nazi Secrets Documentary
This is an extraordinary, meticulously-detailed, two-hour documentary on how the British developed an ongoing capability to decipher the German ENIGMA code. Apart from the cipher setbacks and triumphs, for the historian, the most significant insights are how ENIGMA breakthroughs affected key military operations in the European and North African theaters of World War II. Comments from former employees of Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking center, enhance the authenticity of this seminal historical account.
Vanishing Ships of WWII in the Indian Ocean
Secrets of Shipwreck Documentary || Vanishing Ships of WWII in the Indian Ocean | Battle of Ceylon -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Secrets of Shipwreck Documentary || Vanishing Ships of WWII in the Indian Ocean | Battle of Ceylon Part 2: Vanishing Ships of War Beneath the oceans of the world lie countless shipwrecks - time capsules - waiting to be discovered and explored. A special team of scientists is on a mission to find these precious cargoes of the past and unlock the secrets to their underwater world. Shipwreck Detectives series two features three 54 minute episodes screening Thursdays at 8.30pm from January 18, 2007. In the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Shipwreck Detective Jeremy Green is on his latest mission. He's in pursuit of the wrecks of two ships lost at a critical time of World War II - a time Churchill called the most dangerous moment - the Battle of Ceylon. Jeremy's on the hunt for the British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, and her escort, the Australian destroyer HMAS Vampire.
Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of World War II
From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany's final surrender, "Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of WWII" narrated by Hal Holbrook, reveals the critical role gliders played in World War II offensives. Through rare archival footage and photographs, the film places the audience right at the center of the action in the dangerous world of the American glider pilot. During WWII, 6000 young Americans volunteered to fly large unarmed cargo gliders into battle. For these glider pilots every mission was do-or-die. It was their task to repeatedly risk their lives landing the men and tools of war deep within enemy-held territory, often in complete darkness. Thousands of lives were saved and battles won because of their efforts. In fact, one pilot interviewed said - the 'G' in their emblem didn't stand for glider; it stood for 'guts.' Features interviews with Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney.
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