The Resource Ken Burns The War : "The Ghost Front"

Ken Burns The War : "The Ghost Front"

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Ken Burns The War : "The Ghost Front"
Title
Ken Burns The War
Title remainder
"The Ghost Front"
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Language
eng
Summary
Episode Six “The Ghost Front" December 1944-March 1945 By December 1944, Americans have become weary of the war their young men have been fighting for three long years; the stream of newspaper headlines telling of new losses and telegrams bearing bad news from the War Department seem endless and unendurable. In the Pacific, American progress has been slow and costly, with each island more fiercely defended than the last. In Europe, no one is prepared for the massive counterattack Hitler launches on December 16 in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium and Luxemburg. Tom Galloway of Mobile, Burnett Miller of Sacramento and Ray Leopold of Waterbury are there, among the Americans caught up in the biggest battle on the Western Front -- the Battle of the Bulge. Back home, Katharine Phillips of Mobile and Burt Wilson of Sacramento are shocked to see newspaper headlines showing the Germans on the offensive and begin to wonder, “Are we losing now that we’re this close?” Meanwhile, at Santo Tomas Camp in Manila, thousands of internees, including Sascha Weinzheimer of Sacramento, are now starving, desperately trying to hold onto life long enough to be liberated. At Yalta, Allied leaders agree on a plan to end the war that includes massive bombing raids aimed at German oil facilities, defense factories, roads, railways and cities. In March alone, Allied warplanes drop 185,640 tons of bombs on Germany -- more than in any other month of the war. In the Pacific, Allied bombers are ready to batter Japan as well -- but first, the air strip on Iwo Jima, an inhospitable volcanic island halfway between Allied air bases on Tinian and the Japanese home islands, needs to be taken. There the Marines, including Ray Pittman of Mobile, face 21,000 determined Japanese defenders, who, with no hope of reinforcement or re-supply, have been ordered to kill as many Americans as possible before being killed themselves. After almost a month of desperate fighting, the island is secured, and American bombers are free to begin their full-fledged air assault on Japan. In the coming months, Allied bombings will set the cities of Japan ablaze, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving millions homeless. By the middle of March 1945, the end of the war in Europe seems imminent. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are crossing the Rhine and driving into the heart of Germany, while the Russians are within 50 miles of Berlin. Still, back in Luverne, Al McIntosh warns his readers to keep their heads down and keep working “until there is no doubt of victory any more” because “lots of our best boys have been lost in victory drives before.”
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CaSfKAN
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by PBS in 2007
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  • Burns, Ken
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Ward, Geoffrey
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
63
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  • World War
  • World War
  • World War
Technique
live action
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Label
Ken Burns The War : "The Ghost Front"
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/137151
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Publication
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Title from title frames
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1137150
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 64 minutes)
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unknown
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online
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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other
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digital, .flv file, sound
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1137150
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911511148
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Ken Burns The War : "The Ghost Front"
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/137151
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1137150
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 64 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1137150
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911511148
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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