In a Dutch village during the German occupation, a small group of badly organized resistance fighters attempt to assassinate a collaborator.
A child escapes the Nazi raids in the ghetto of Rome. He finds refuge in a cinema.
A Claude Lanzmann documentary about one uprising by Jews in a Nazi-run concentration camp taken from his Shoah interviews.
A village in the "Bergisches Land" in the summer of 1943. Anna is worried about her son who is fighting on the Eastern Front. While her husband Werner wants to believe the propaganda of the Nazis, Anna secretly listened to the radio broadcasts of the Allies to figure out the true circumstances of the war. When Werner finds out, a world seems to collapse for him. But that's not the only secret Anna keeps hidden from Werner.
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One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes.
April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners of war and two Filipino convicts executed a daring escape from one of Japan's most notorious prison camps.
Documentary short film revealing the vital work done by women in American defense plants.
This vehicle for the great actress Anna Magnani was one of the four made for Italian television and shown in 1971-1972 at the end of her career. The other three were "La sciantosa," "Correva l'anno di grazia 1870," and "L'automobile" and were all directed by Alfredo Giannetti.
Les anges 1943, histoire d'un film is a documentary filmed for television by Anne Wiazemsky in 2004, devoted to Robert Bresson's film Angels of Sin.
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.
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 key middle years of the U-boat war from 1942-43 with images collected from captured German footage.
News of the Week: German Troops Capture Rome; Heavy Fighting at Allied Beachhead at Salerno; Mussolini Rescued in Abruzzi Mountains; SS Captain Skorzeny Shown With Mussolini.
In this provocative documentary series, black-and-white images culled from private archives and German newsreel footage replay the events of World War II as seen through the eyes of the German citizenry, which received most of its information through carefully orchestrated government propaganda. The last of three volumes presents material produced between 1943 through 1945, tracing the final days of the war from the standpoint of the Axis forces.
Joined by the likes of saxophonist Ben Webster and trumpeter Cootie Williams, jazz giant Duke Ellington demonstrates in this collection of performance clips (spanning the years 1929-43) precisely why he's one of the seminal figures in American music. Ellington's musical evolution can be seen in excerpts from feature-length and short films that include Black and Tan, Check and Double Check, Symphony in Black and The Hit Parade of 1937.
The American mobilization transformed cities like Mobile, Waterbury, and Sacramento into boom towns. Mobile thrived on its extensive shipyards that employed a lot of African-Americans, but racial segregation hampers the war production effort in the U.S., resulting in ugly riots like in Mobile. But African-Americans, as well as Japanese-Americans, were recruited by the armed forces into combat units and sent into action, though African-American units were still segregated. The American public finally gets to see the bloody sacrifice of their armed forces through pictures published in LIFE: One of these is the dead in the island of Buna. The American offensive in the Central Pacific begins with the Battle of Tarawa. The grueling and costly battles of Anzio and Monte Cassino in the Italian campaign. Eventually, the Allies triumph and Gen. Mark Clark's forces take Rome.