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The American Soldier: The Complete History of U.S. Wars
The American Soldier The Complete History of US Wars
Genres: Documentary

This expansive ambitious four-volume collection examines every major conflict in America's bloody history. Hosted by George Kennedy these documentaries use interviews with historians dramatic reenactments painting photogra...  more »


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Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Information from the DVD package:
Derek Dunbar | Sacramento, CA USA | 09/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"War has always been part of the American experience. Born and nurtured in war, America grew in strength and power until at the beginning of the 21st Century when it became the foremost military power in the world.

This expansive, ambitious four-volume collection examines every major conflict in America's bloody history. Hosted by George Kennedy, these documentaries use interviews with historians, dramatic reenactments, painting, photographs, narration, and film clips to explore wars from 1702 (Queen Anne's war, the first officially fought on American soil) to the current battle in Iraq.

Join George Kennedy as he takes us on this 300-year saga of The American Soldier-The Complete History of US Wars.

Disc 1

Wars for the Continent:
# 1702 Queen Anne's War
# 1713 Treaty of Utrect Ends Queen Anne's War
# 1739 War Jenkins Ear Begins
# 1754-63 French and Indian War
# 1763 Pontiac's War
# 1770 Boston Massacre

The Revolutionary War:
# 1775 The Battle of Lexington and Concord
# 1775 George Washington Assumes Command of Continental Army
# 1776 Washington Crosses the Delaware
# 1777 Second Battle of Saratoga
# 1777 John Paul Jones sets Sail
# 1777-78 The Winter at Valley Forge
# 1778 George Rogers Clark Captures Kaskaskia
# 1781 Siege of Yorktown

Disc Two:

Manifest Destiny Wars:
# 1797 U.S.S. Constitution is Launched
# 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe
# 1814 Washington is Captured and Burned by the British
# 1814 Star Spangled Banner is Written
# 1815 Battle of New Orleans
# 1832 Black Hawk War Ends with Massacre at Bad Axe River
# 1836 Alamo Falls

The Civil War:
# 1846 United States Declares War on Mexico
# 1861 Eleven States Comprise the Confederacy
# 1862 Emancipation Proclamation
# 1863 Lincoln Delivers his Gettysburg Address
# 1863 The Fall of Vicksburg
# 1865 Lee Surrenders at Appomattox

Disc Three

The Imperial Wars:
# 1750 Native American Horse Cultures Dominate the Great Plains
# 1876 Battle at the Little Big Horn
# 1890 Battle at Wounded Knee
# 1898 Sinking of the Maine
# 1914-17 America Prepares for World War I
# 1917 America Enters World War I

The Global Wars:
# 1941 Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor
# 1944 D-Day "Operation Overlord"
# 1945 The Air Force Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
# 1950 President Truman Sends American Troops to the Aid of South Korea
# 1950-53 The Korean War

Disc Four:

The Cold War:
# 1952 The Marshall Plan Wins the Battle for Western Europe
# 1954 John Foster Dulles Becomes Eisenhower's Cold War Warrior
# 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
# 1964 Vietnam: Congress Passes Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
# 1968 Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive

The Police Wars:
# 1973 Vietnam War - Cease Fire Ends War
# 1983 The Grenada Conflict
# 1990 The Gulf War
# 1991 End of the Cold War
# 2003 Gulf War II

DVD Extras:

Spanish & English Subtitles.
English Subtitles For the Hearing-Impaired

DVD-ROM Bonus Features:

Downloadable Historical Overview
An Historical overview of American Weapons from the founding of Jamestown into the 21st Century.

Downloadable Timelines:

# American Wars
# Indian Wars
# Foreign Wars

38 Downloadable Maps"