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Their finest hour : profiles of World War II heroes / WII Veterans Committee, a division of the American Veterans Center.

Cole, Richard Eugene, 1915- (Added Author). Mendonsa, George. (Added Author). Mates, Donald. (Added Author). Otto, Elinor. (Added Author). Thatcher, David, 1953- (Added Author). Megellas, James. (Added Author). Anderson, Clarence E., 1922- (Added Author). Shehab, Alfred. (Added Author). Williams, Hershel. (Added Author). Weston, John S. (Added Author). Sanza, Francis. (Added Author). Griffin, Thomas C. (Added Author). Leavelle, Jim. (Added Author). Shima, Terry. (Added Author). Murakami, Mary. (Added Author). Frazier, Glenn. (Added Author). American Veterans Center. (Added Author). World War II Veterans Committee. (Added Author).
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with some black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : World War II Veterans Committee, [201-?]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Richard Cole, the last Doolittle Raider -- George Mendonsa, The kissing sailor -- Donald Mates, Sacrifice in Iwo Jima -- Elinor Otto, the last Rosie the Riveter -- David Thatcher, 30 seconds over Tokyo (Doolittle Raid) -- James "Maggie" Megellas, Battle at Herresbach -- Clarence Emil "Bud" Anderson, triple-ace pilot -- Alfred Shehab, Battle of the Bulge -- Hershel "Woody" Williams, Iwo Jima and the Medal of Honor -- John S. Weston, come out fighting -- Francis "Jeep" Sanza, up front with Patton -- Glenn Frazier, surviving Bataan -- Thomas C. Griffin, April 18, 1942 -- Jim Leavelle, twice part of history (Pearl Harbor attack & John F. Kennedy assassination) -- Terry Shima & Mary Murakami, go for broke.
Participant or Performer Note:
Interviewees, Richard Cole, George Mendonsa, Donald Mates, Elinor Otto, David Thatcher, James Megellas, Clarence Anderson, Alfred Shehab, Hershel Williams, John S. Weston, Francis Sanza, Glenn Frazier, Thomas C. Griffin, Jim Leavelle, Terry Shima & Mary Murakami.
Summary, etc.:
Using oral histories collected by the World War II Veterans Committee, Their finest hour collects fascinating and inspiring stories told by the World War II veterans in this collection stand as a testament to why they are rightly called The greatest generation.
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DVD, widescreen presentation.
Language Note:
English dialogue.
Subject: Veterans > Personal narratives.
Soldiers.
Heroes.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Japan.
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Pacific Ocean.
V-J Day, 1945 > New York (State) > New York.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Female.
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945.
African American soldiers.
Death marches > Philippines > Bataan (Province)
Prisoners of war > Philippines > Bataan (Province)
Japanese American soldiers.
Japanese Americans > Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Genre: Documentary films.
War films.

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