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    Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

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    According to the History Channel, this show first aired in January of 1995, but it was released on VHS in 1994. It was probably on another network before the History Channel was formed in January of 1995.moreless
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    D-Day: The Total Story

    D-Day: The Total Story

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    D-Day: The Total Story is The History Channel's three-part documentary on the invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord, or as it is better known, D-Day. The History Channel dives into the story of the largest amphibious invasion in history, using combat footage, interviews with the soldiers of the invasion, and commentary from historians to tell the story. D-Day had huge decisions and some tragic losses, and this series aims to be the ultimate telling of the story, going back to the initial plans and strategies, all the way to the final breakthrough of troops. We hear the larger strategies of Eisenhower, Montgomery, Marshall and Bradley, and we also see what defense strategies the Germans had to try to block the attack. Narrated by actor Gerald McRaney, the documentary takes an in-depth look at the battle which took the lives of many, showing the heroism and valor of the men who fought in it, getting first-hand accounts from survivors. Watch as the historical battle unfolds on screen on The History Channel's D-Day: The Total Story.moreless
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    The Color of War

    The Color of War

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    The Color of War is a historical war documentary TV series developed by the History Channel as narrator Peter Coyote brings to life seventeen unique episodes on the life of soldiers during World War II with the first-ever, never-before-seen images and film reels in color. With personal letters, private photos and footage, revisit what it was like for the soldiers as they relive the moments leading up to their enlistment, the marching, and the ultimate fighting. What was it like for young men when they were first told they would be sent abroad to fight in the European fronts? What did the men do in between the drudgery of marching and the stressful fighting? The Color of War examines and shares the daily struggle of the soldiers in war and the systems needed to keep the fighters fed, armed, and safe. Vivid and upfront, this award-winning documentary embraces all that color footage can give to the brutal war with its first-hand accounts.moreless
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    The Last Days Of WWII

    The Last Days Of WWII

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    The Last Days of WWII is a twenty-six part historical documentary produced by the History Channel that reveals the horrific and unreal carnage during the integral months of the European front in World War II, utilizing first-hand footage and commentary from historical experts as they discuss the decisions, battles, strategies, and ultimate legacies of the war. Each episode of the series takes a week leading up to the end of the war as the Allied forces push through the German defenses and celebrate their victory, beginning with the initial assault on Berlin by the Soviet Union’s Red Army and Hitler’s sealed bunker and ending with the ultimate surrender by the Japanese government after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Last Days of WWII takes a deeper look at the aftermath of the Nazi threat as the Big 3 nations begin to restructure the continent while the war-devastated people start to take back their lives and the guilty were put on trial at Nuremberg.moreless
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    U.S. Presidential Elections

    U.S. Presidential Elections

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    U.S. Presidential Elections is a series of video presentations that explore the ins and outs of electing a President in the United States. Topics range from how the electorial college works to real inaugural addresses presented by some of our greatest presidents. Viewers can realize how the electorial college votes come in to play versus the population votes, by viewing the closely called and recent election of George W. Bush who defeated Al Gore. View commentary by Timothy Dickson, who shares his slant on the historic campaign debates of John F. Kennedy versus Richard Nixon. You can also test your knowledge of American history and government by viewing an interactive video based on an actual Citizenship Test given by the U.S. government. Check out the 2008 "Obama Makes History" video, to view how persons like Al Sharpton, Brian Williams, and H. W. Brands of the University of Texas felt about the historic election of the first African-American President.moreless
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    History Rocks

    History Rocks

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    History Rocks is an educational TV show, aired on The History Channel. The show discusses eight historical events, arranged by decade- the 1960's, the 1970's and the 1980's. Six episodes were made, two about each decade. History Rocks uses music and pictures to discuss historical events. For instance, in The 1960's episode, discussing Marilyn Monroe's Death, the song "Night's in White Satin" by The Moody Blues is used. When discussing The JFK Conspiracy, the song "I Can See For Miles" by The Who is played. Fast forwarding to the 1970's, "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman Turner-Overdrive is used when talking about Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance and "Free Bird" by Lynard Skynard is used to describe the Fall of Saigon. In the 1980's episode, "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister is used when discussing The Berlin Wall and "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash is used when the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens is discussed.moreless
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    Shadow Force

    Shadow Force

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    Shadow Force takes a look at how a special forces unit operates as each week military specialists take on various missions around the world.
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