America’s remarkable journey through centuries of conflict, both at home and abroad, are comprehensively presented through 27 documentary series. Extensive and riveting, this 50 DVD collection leaves no battle behind. From the Great Indian Wars to the War in Iraq, from the sea to the sky and all trenches in-between. This definitive collection is a visual tour through our prominent U.S. history. Through a vast variety of authentic wartime footage, newsreels, photographs, interviews, re-enactments and more; this collection of award-winning programs is a declaration and tribute to the heroes that fought and still fight for freedom!
The Ultimate Civil War Series – 150th Anniversary Edition (2 DVDs)
This soon-to-be classic documentary mini-series traces the causes, courses as well as the major events and personalities of the American Civil War!
Between 1861 and 1865, this epic American story of struggle and survival was written in blood, and in this series is told mostly from first-hand accounts and in the spoken words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and memoirs. The series concludes with Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House and the surrender of the western Confederate Army to Sherman in North Carolina in the spring of 1865. It then explores the legacy of slavery and the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country forever.
The series starts from the birth of the abolitionist movement and the wars over slavery in Kansas and Harper’s Ferry, through the election of President Abraham Lincoln and the firing on Fort Sumter. This series covers all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The series concludes with Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House and the surrender of the western Confederate Army to Sherman in North Carolina in the spring of 1865. It then explores the legacy of slavery and the consequences and meaning of a war that transformed the country forever.
Featuring the works of historian and artist Dan Nance
An All-New 7-part series and the first Civil War series of its kind produced entirely in vivid High-Definition!
The ONLY series produced for the current 150th anniversary of the war!
20,000 re-enactors re-create the war with extreme detail and historically accurate recreations. Re-enactments filmed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Chapter 1: Sins of the Fathers
Chapter 2: A Deep, Steady Thunder
Chapter 3: Days of Infamy
Chapter 4: The Turning Points
Chapter 5: Not War, but Murder
Chapter 6: The Killing Fields
Chapter 7: New Birth of Freedom
Civil War: America Divided (3 DVDs)
The American Civil War pitted brother against brother, and in the end, it created a nation. Discover the issues in the unprecedented election of 1860, an election that tore a young nation apart.
Civil War: America Divided is a breathtaking 10-part journey into the bloodiest war in American history, and more than a retelling of history, it brings history to life. Through historical photos and masterfully crafted battlefield re-enactments, experience the war through the soldier's point-of-view. Civil War: America Divided takes you into the battlefields on American soil and explores the events that led to the Firing on Fort Sumter and on through to the surrender at the Appomattox Court House.
1. Two Nations
2. Shifting Fortunes
3. Advance and Retreat
4. Scales of War
5. It is Well That War is So Terrible
6. Give Them Cold Steel
7. Season of Change
8. If It Takes All Summer
9. Marching Through Georgia
10. Lost Cause
Bonus features include historic Civil War photo slide show.
The Civil War: Commemorative Documentary Collection (1 DVD)
In the spring of 1861, decades of simmering tensions between the northern and southern United States exploded into the American Civil War. For four of the bloodiest years in the history of this Republic, the war raged from 1861 to 1865 over issues including states' rights versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery.
This epic commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the outbreak from Confederate forces transports viewers directly to the frontlines of the most historically significant battles of this fascinating war. With a combination of large-scale reenactments, taking place on actual battlegrounds, and insightful documentary features, this extraordinary collection gives an exciting and in-depth portrayal of the turbulent times that gripped the nation.
1. Mr. Lincoln’s Army – Fighting Brigades of the Army of the Potomac
2. The Battles for Atlanta
3. Shadow in the Valley – The Battle of Chickamauga
4. The Life and Death of the Army of Northern Virginia
Lincoln: Trial by Fire (2 DVDs)
Capture the journey of Lincoln’s life and the struggle for equality in 5 fascinating documentaries and the feature film, Abraham Lincoln!
Explore the life and times of Abraham Lincoln in five insightful documentaries! Witness the stirring events leading up to Lincoln’s assassination and the aftermath that quickly followed. Discover the power struggle between Lincoln and General George McClellan and unravel the events that lead to the Emancipation Proclamation. Uncover the story of the Confederacy’s last attack that almost brought the north to its knees! Also, through full-color, live-action, authentic record learn about the fight for freedom and abolishment of slavery through the eyes of the African-American Civil War Soldier. It’s a historical journey through one the most significant times in our nation’s history.
Lincoln: Trial by Fire
Cliff Robertson narrates this dramatization focuses on the little-known life-and-death struggle of power between President Lincoln and his general in command of the Army of the Potomac, George McClellan, and the events leading to the Emancipation Proclamation.
They’ve Killed President Lincoln
A stirring and factual documentary-drama of those events which occurred immediately prior to the assassination of President Lincoln, as well as dramatically showing the deed and the aftermath.
No Retreat from Destiny: The Battle That Rescued Washington
The true story of the Confederacy’s last great invasion of the north, in July 1864, and the subsequent attack on Washington, D.C. that almost brought the northern war effort to its knees.
Lincoln’s Last Night Part 1 & Part 2
April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln is the embodiment of the ‘American Dream.’ This two-part docu-drama tells the fascinating story of Abraham Lincoln and his murderer John Wilkes Booth, the assassin who planned the murder of the President like a Shakespearian plot. “Lincoln’s Last Night” was shot on High-Definition at spectacular locations across the United States. A cast of more than 80 historical actors creates an authentic image of Lincoln’s America.
Fired By Liberty: Black Soldiers of the Civil War
A first-of-its-kind, live-action documentary DVD on the life, uniforms, drill and stories of the African-American Soldiers who fought during the Civil War. Both the United States Colored Troops for the Union and the rarely discussed Blacks who fought for the Confederacy. This Documentary is a full-color, live-action, authentic record of the African-American Soldier of this period. From bondage to “Glory” on the battlefields of the Confederacy, these soldiers fought for their freedom. Includes all-new intense combat re-enactments.
Up from Slavery (2 DVDs)
Up from Slavery is a powerful, compelling and haunting 7-part documentary series that examines the history of slavery in America, from the arrival of the first African slaves through Nat Turner's Rebellion to the Civil War and beyond.
In 1860, as the American Experiment threatened to explode into a bloody civil war, there were as many as four hundred thousand slave-owners in the United States, and almost four million slaves. The nation was founded upon the idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The nation would pay a bloody cost for denying that right to more than twelve percent of its population.
But when slavery was first brought to America's shores, this war, and even the nation it tore apart, was centuries in the future. With incredibly detailed historical reenactments, expert commentary and the stories of slavery told through first-hand accounts, this is an epic struggle 400 years in the making. A journey into the past like none other, this is the story of these men and women who by their hands laid the foundation of what would become the most powerful nation on Earth. Join us as we rise...UP FROM SLAVERY.
Part One: 1619 Virginia - The First African Slaves arrive
Part Two: 18th Century Colonial America and Slavery under the rule of the British Empire
Part Three: Slavery in the United States after the Revolution
Part Four: Nat Turner’s Rebellion, 1831
Part Five: Abolition from the North grows
Part Six: The Civil War. Emancipation Proclamation
Part Seven: Aftermath of the Civil War and new “freedom”
The American Soldier – The Complete History of U.S. Wars (1 DVD)
Experience over 300 Years of War History!
Oscar ® winner George Kennedy hosts this expansive, ambitious four-volume documentary series which explores every major conflict in America's bloody history. Filled with historian interviews, dramatic reenactments, paintings, photographs, narration and film clips; The American Soldier spans from the Queen Anne's War of 1702 to the current battle in Iraq.
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. With a complete war history, this documentary series spans America's involvement in the Queen Anne's War, the Boston Massacre, the Battle of Tippecanoe, the Black Hawk War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Gulf War and so much more.
This 8 episode series explores the most poignant wartime eras: The Wars of Conflict The Revolutionary War Manifest Destiny Wars The Civil War The Imperial Wars The Global Wars The Cold War The Police Wars DVD-ROM Bonus Features: Downloadable Historical Overview Downloadable Timelines 38 Downloadable Maps
1. The Wars of Conflict
2. The Revolutionary War
3. Manifest Destiny Wars
4. The Civil War
5. The Imperial Wars
6. The Global Wars
7. The Cold War
8. The Police Wars
WWI – The War to End All Wars – (3 DVDs)
WWI: The War to End All Wars is a unique, 10-part, comprehensive look at the war that shaped the 20th Century. Through rare, actual battle footage and rare veteran interviews, The War to End All Wars takes you from the assassination of the Austrian Arch Duke in 1914, to the final desperate battles of 1918. Unique and stunning, you will "go-over-the-top" on the Western Front and witness the carnage in Russia. You'll take to the skies in the world's first air war and ride with the legendary Lawrence of Arabia.
This is more than a historical or military account of WWI; it is a riveting and personal account of a defining moment in world history. Never before in the history of the world had so many countries fought on so many far-flung battlefields. Never had so many soldiers lost their lives. Never had there been such an unending Hell-on-Earth…Never has there b such a remarkable look at 'The War to End All Wars'.
1. With Flags Waving
2. The Battle of the Frontiers
3. The Taxis of the Marne
4. A War of Chemicals and Engineering
7. Distant Fronts
9. Changing Tide