The Resource Ken Burns The War : "When Things Get Tough"

Ken Burns The War : "When Things Get Tough"

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Ken Burns The War : "When Things Get Tough"
Title
Ken Burns The War
Title remainder
"When Things Get Tough"
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Language
eng
Summary
Episode Two “When Things Get Tough” January 1943-December 1943 By January 1943, Americans have been at war for more than a year. The Germans, with their vast war machine, still occupy most of Western Europe, and the Allies have not yet been able to agree on a plan or a timetable to dislodge them. For the time being, they will have to be content to nip at the edges of Hitler’s enormous domain. American troops, including Charles Mann of Luverne, are now ashore in North Africa, ready to test themselves for the first time against the German and Italian armies. At Kasserine Pass, Erwin Rommel’s seasoned veterans quickly overwhelm the poorly led and ill-equipped Americans, but in the following weeks, after George Patton assumes command, the Americans pull themselves together and begin to beat back the Germans. In the process, thousands of soldiers learn to disregard the belief that killing is a sin and come to adopt the more professional outlook that “killing is a craft,” as reporter Ernie Pyle explains to the readers back home. Across the country, in cities such as Mobile and Waterbury, nearly all manufacturing is converted to the war effort. Factories run around the clock, and mass production reaches levels unimaginable a few years earlier. Along with millions of other women, Emma Belle Petcher of Mobile enters the industrial work force for the first time, becoming an airplane inspector while her city struggles to cope with an overwhelming population explosion. In Europe, thousands of American airmen are asked to gamble their lives against preposterous odds, braving flak and German fighter planes on daylight bombing missions over enemy territory. All of them, including Earl Burke of Sacramento, know that each time they return to the air their chances of surviving the war diminish. Allied troops invade Sicily and then southern Italy, where, as they try to move towards Rome, the weather turns bad and the terrain grows more and more forbidding -- twisting mountain roads, blown bridges -- all under constant German fire. With them is Babe Ciarlo of Waterbury, whose division loses 3,265 men in 56 days of fighting in Italy -- and moves less than 50 miles. As 1943 comes to a close, Allied leaders draw up plans for the long-delayed invasion of the European continent; Hitler put tens of thousands of laborers to work strengthening his coastal defenses. For the people of Mobile, Sacramento, Waterbury and Luverne, things are bound to get tougher still
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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
18
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  • World War
  • World War
  • World War
Technique
live action
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Label
Ken Burns The War : "When Things Get Tough"
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/137143
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Title from title frames
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unknown
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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
kan1137142
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 19 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
Publisher number
1137142
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not applicable
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sound
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sound on medium
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  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911511143
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Ken Burns The War : "When Things Get Tough"
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/137143
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
kan1137142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 19 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
1137142
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)911511143
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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