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World War II: The Series
Classic series documenting World War II in both the European and Pacific Theaters from the very beginning to surrender of the Axis Powers as seen through the eyes of the best film makers of that era.
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BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 1
PRELUDE TO WAR

The rise of Hitler in Germany, the subjugation of Austria and Poland, England declares war, Germany overruns France.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 2
AMERICAN UNPREPAREDNESS

Peace-time draft registration begins, troops start basic training, tanks and other vehicles analyzed for war, Pearl Harbor attacked.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 3
AMERICA GOES TO WAR

U.S. formulates plans to fight both Japan and Germany, troops are sent to England amidst U-boat attacks against shipping.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 4
PLATFORM FOR INVASION

British hardships, Allied air attacks against Nazi war factories, Russia slowly retreats from the Eastern Front.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 5
AFRICA - OUR FIRST OFFENSIVE

Allies prepare to invade North Africa, French warships sunk in naval battle, Allied forces liberate Algiers and Casablanca.
(public domain films) 1949 17 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 6
THE CAMPAIGN

Allies negotiate with French forces in North Africa, British advance toward Tunis, Roosevelt, Churchill, DeGaulle visit Casablanca.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 7
ROMMEL ROUTED

Field Marshall Erwin Rommel Afrika Corps is forced to retreat as Allies tighten hold and General George S. Patton attacks.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 8
SICILY, OPERATION HUSKY

Sicily becomes the next theater of operation for the Allies, bombers begin to soften up defenses, Palermo is taken.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 9
ASSAULT ON ITALY

Gen. Bernard Montgomery leads invasion of Italy, American Forces attack Salerno and Naples, Italian Navy surrenders.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 10
RISE AND FALL OF A DICTATOR

The rise and fall of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 11
THE GI HERO OF THE WAR

Harsh weather and terrain take toll on troops, pneumonia, frostbite trench foot, GIs patrol for snipers, mines, take prisoners.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 12
VICTORY IN ITALY

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower makes a trip to Italy then to Tunisia, Anzio invasion catches Nazi defenders off guard and prevails.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 13
PREPARATION FOR INVASION

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower prepares for D-Day, bazooka tested for first time, paratroops train for coming invasion.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 14
D-DAY

Invasion plans are completed, amphibious invasion of Normandy, Allied casualties mount with appalling swiftness.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 15
BEACHHEAD AND BREAKTHROUGH

Beachhead at Normandy is strengthened and expanded, V-1 Rockets fall on England, Port of Cherbourg is captured.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 16
LIBERATION OF PARIS

With Allied Forces close to Paris an parisian revolt erupts, the liberation of Paris is seen as a turning point in the war.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 17
PURSUIT

Allied Forces drive up the Rhine Valley and are slowed at the river, paratroopers land in Holland and capture important bridges.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 18
BATTLE OF SUPPLY

The delivery of the tools of war and countless necessities of a great Army was the job of the Services of Supply.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 19
THE AIR WAR

Germany launched massive air attacks against England during the early days of the war. Air raid wardens track bombers.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 20
BATTLE OF THE BULGE

German launches a massive counter-attack in the Ardennes, Bastogne is surrounded, eventually runs out of supplies.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 21
CROSSING THE RHINE

Allies drive into the heart of Germany in an effort to end World War Two. A 1945 WWII Los Angeles Examiner Newspaper headlines reads Reds Smash Closer To Berlin-Cities Fall.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 22
OVERRUNNING GERMANY

Allied Forces advance into Germany, Death Camps are confirmed, Allied prisoners liberated, Berlin falls to Russian troops after heavy fighting.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 23
VICTORY'S AFTERMATH

Achievement of the GI soldier is honored, the growing influence of Air Power is acknowledged, Atom Bomb tested in New Mexico.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 24
AMERICAN MILITARY GOVERNMENT

The Allies are faced with re-imposing order in the aftermath of WWII while working on a Government transition plan.
(public domain films) 1949 18 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 25
RUSSIA

Review of war on Russian Front, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower meets Joseph Stalin, Nazi prisoners paraded in Moscow.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
BATTLE FOR EUROPE, VOL. 26
REVIEW

Review of WWII in Europe, 13 million allied troops lose their lives, North Africa, Italy, Normandy, German campaigns reviewed.
(public domain films) 1949 19 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
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Military Newsreels documents the events of World War II from soldiers fighting on the frontlines to the Generals planning grand offensives to the President and Congress making the tough political decisions. Meanwhile, back at home, the average citizen rises to the occasion to suport the war effort as factories go on war footing while young men and women line up to join the Armed Forces and for some, making the ultimate sacrafice.