An unsettling feeling overwhelms a small Hungarian town when two orthodox Jews arrive with a mysterious trunk. As residents begin to speculate on the purpose of the visit of these two strangers, order starts to crumble in town with some pursuing devious plans and others finding remorse in their hearts.
Shot in Munich just a few weeks after it was taken by the American troops on April 30, 1945.
As dancer Ginny Walker performs on stage, a veiled woman in the audience stands up, accuses Ginny of stealing her husband and then fires a gun at her. After Ginny collapses and is taken to her dressing room, the woman, Julia Westcolt, a friend of Ginny's, dashes backstage, discards her veil, and then congratulates her friend on their successful publicity stunt. When Ginny's press agents, Gus Crane and his son Junior, visit their client backstage, she brags about her feat and chides them for not being more creative in promoting her. Horrified at Ginny's brashness, Junior, a conservative Harvard graduate, chastises her and leaves the room.
August 1945. In a converted theological seminary on the outskirts of Nagasaki, a young doctor works to help his patients, as unsettling news comes of a new weapon used by the Americans on the city of Hiroshima. When the second nuclear weapon is dropped on Nagasaki, the hospital staff must work to save lives in the midst of the concentric circles of death that their city has become.
Cologne is the largest city that the G.I.s will take during the war. Nazi propaganda has declared the city to be defended to the last cartridge. Witness the US troops first hand on their advance from the outskirts of the city to the banks of the Rhine and the fascinating research of the Cologne journalist and film historian Hermann Rheindorf.
In Germany's Hurtgen Forest, during the final days of World War 2, an exhausted and overwhelmed band of American army paratroopers fight for survival amid a deadly hidden threat, escalating internal conflict and seemingly impossible odds.
This documentary is a compilation of silent black-and-white film footage shot by the Japanese in Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after the atomic bomb blasts in early August 1945. English-language voice-over narration has been added, along with a few scenes from American sources. The film shows the destruction and injury caused by the atomic bombs in graphic detail.
Two privates on a 36 hour pass meet two dance hall dames, complications ensue!
Documenting the advancement of Paris' Haute couture after the second world war
A 1945 documentary celebrating the 40 year anniversary of Norway's King Haakon VII.
It was a horrific event that changed the world in a millisecond. The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima ushered in a new age of imminent peril in which the civilized world stood (and continues to stand) on the brink of extinction. Director Martin Duckworth's powerful documentary chronicles some of the stories of survivors of the blast. Their touching narratives testify to the need for vigilance that such an abomination never happens again.
The complete series of documentaries about the events of World War II + film NUREMBERG. - Nazism and the conquests of the Germans (140 min): Escalation of war, which starts with the advent of Nazism and Hitler's expansionist ambitions. The causes immense tragedy turn into facts with declarations of war of the Germans and the occupation of France. - The Soviet resistance and the Japanese rule (155 min): The conflict comes alive with the fierce battles on the Russian front and the siege of Stalingrad. Across the world, the Japanese took control of the Asian region, up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. - The fall of fascism and the landing in Normandy (151 min): In Italy the armistice was signed and the country is split in two. On the one hand the Americans liberators, on the other hand the German occupation and the partisan struggle. - Auschwitz - Kamikaze - Atomic Bombs (75 min): Attacked on several fronts, the Germans collapse, showing the world the horror of the extermination camps.
The scourge of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II, Hitler's U-boat "Wolf Packs" were described by Winston Churchill as his greatest fear. And these roving bands of submarines quickly became the biggest threat to England, cutting the country off from vital supply routes and almost starving it into submission. This documentary traces the final years of the U-boat war from 1943-45 with memorable images collected from captured German footage.
Seoul 1945 is a 2006 South Korean television series starring Ryu Soo-young, Han Eun-jeong, So Yoo-jin, Kim Ho-jin, and Park Sang-myun. It aired on KBS1 from January 7 to September 10, 2006 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:30 for 71 episodes. Set around 1945 right after Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule when the nation was engulfed by ideological turmoil, the story revolves around the rivalry between Suk-kyoung, a renowned pianist and daughter of a rich pro-Japanese politician, and Hae-kyung, a headstrong servant; both women love Woon-hyuk, whose ambition to become a lawyer gets thwarted due to his political ideology.
International Terrorism Since 1945 is a television documentary series, shown on UKTV History from 5 January 2009. Narrated by Robert Powell, it is shown in half-hour episodes at 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm and depicts a history of some major terrorist groups since World War 2 and their activities.
Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika is a Japanese television special drama. The story is about a family of three sisters and one brother with a dog living and running a Japanese Ryokan in Tenjin-cho, Hiroshima near Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. The drama was made as the first drama of Nada So So Project by TBS for its 50th anniversary in 2005. The drama has been awarded the 2006 best TV program award of "NAB Awards" from National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan.
Vic Zhou plays a Taiwanese medic in World War II who was deployed to China as a Japanese military doctor. He endured much internal turmoil as his allegiance was split between his Japanese ruler and his Chinese ancestry. At the end of the war, a Chinese general saved him from being executed with the rest of Japanese soldiers. Ever since his rescue, he had been searching for a way to get back home. Back to Taiwan.