Pride of Our Nation
June 1944-August 1944Streaming Video - 2011
By June 1944, there are signs on both sides of the world that the tide is turning. Through historic footage and interviews, Ken Burns' Pride of Our Nation brings us to June 6: D-Day. A million and a half Allied troops embark on one of the greatest military operations in history - the invasion of France. It is the bloodiest day for America since the Civil War. In the Pacific, Marines encounter Japanese civilians who, like their soldiers, seem resolved to die for their emperor rather than surrender. And back at home, Americans remain glued to the radio, watching newsreels, and scanning casualty lists. Finally, in late July, Allied forces break out of the hedgerows of Normandy, and after four years of Nazi occupation, Paris is liberated. The end of the war in Europe now seems only a few weeks away.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2007.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (78 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: June 1944-August 1944