American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway DVD

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Item #: WA9392
In May of 1942, across the rugged sub-Arctic wilderness of Alaska and Canada, thousands of American soldiers began one of the biggest and most difficult construction projects ever undertaken-building the Alaska Highway. This program tells how young soldiers battled mud, muskeg, and mosquitoes; endured ice, snow, and bitter cold; and cut pathways through primeval forests to push a 1,520-mile road ... More
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In May of 1942, across the rugged sub-Arctic wilderness of Alaska and Canada, thousands of American soldiers began one of the biggest and most difficult construction projects ever undertaken-building the Alaska Highway. This program tells how young soldiers battled mud, muskeg, and mosquitoes; endured ice, snow, and bitter cold; and cut pathways through primeval forests to push a 1,520-mile road across one of the world's harshest landscapes.

Producer: Tracy Heather Strain
Production Year: 2005
Narrator: Joseph T. Morton
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo

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Juanita C.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
excellent biography of this family
Review by Juanita C. on 07/17/20 review stating excellent biography of this family
I was riveted by the story of the Carter Family. Much of the information I had never known before. Thank You
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Michael
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
He stole his mothers farm
Review by Michael on 07/17/20 review stating He stole his mothers farm
This is one of the best documentaries of its kind that I have seen. From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the first piece of property he seized in the name of the revolution-his mothers farm-this documentary is very comprehensive.
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Rico A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
FDR Revolution Changed America For The Better
Review by Rico A. on 07/17/20 review stating FDR Revolution Changed America For The Better
22 August 2016 Americans cannot thoroughly appreciate life in these United States without recognizing and appreciating FDR! Everyone must see this important film!
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Mark
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
FDR and his life
Review by Mark on 07/17/20 review stating FDR and his life
This dvd is very good on the history of FDR and his life. It is showing its age in the dvd but as a scholar of the Great Depression, it brings out some good information on his life and why the New Deal worked and its roots.
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Rico A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
FDR Set The Standard High For Future Presidents!
Review by Rico A. on 07/17/20 review stating FDR Set The Standard High For Future Presidents!
FDR demands great respect, and the DVD is required viewing to remind us all that the federal government provides a valuable service to us all. No one does it solely on their own.
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Coffee T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A great video
Review by Coffee T. on 07/17/20 review stating A great video
I Think this video is well done. A Great video on a very important Person in the History of the U.S. and the world. I recommend this dvd!
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Ithacakat
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Learn the inside story
Review by Ithacakat on 07/17/20 review stating Learn the inside story
There is so much I discovered about the US president during the depression adn WW2 from this comprehensive DVD. From his earliest years with an alcoholic father and overbearing mother, to courting and marrying his distant cousin, to being the US president for 4 terms, FDR was much more than history recalls. The DVD is a combination of still photos and moving pictures from his own time and color stills and video in modern day. Highly recommended!
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Don
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A New Perspective on WW11
Review by Don on 07/17/20 review stating A New Perspective on WW11
Even though one might be a WW11 history buff, this DVD emlightens more than any others Ive watched concerning the Pacific. The coverage of the devestation of Japan and its eventual surrender helps one understand the reason for the dropping of the two atomic bombs. Very cimpelling and of much historical value.
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Maldelus325
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Movies and Life
Review by Maldelus325 on 07/17/20 review stating Movies and Life
The archives searched and the material gathered for this movie was well edited and produced for the average person like me to follow and revel in. It did more than satisfy my curiosity, it also improved my understanding of movie pioneers and actors. Thanks for the experience.
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Chef B.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
a life changing experience
Review by Chef B. on 07/17/20 review stating a life changing experience
Its almost impossible to imagine a 19 year old kid from Nebraska, off the farm from Omaha away from home for the first time being tossed into this hell!! They truly were the best of their generation
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Vfshearn
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very Interesting
Review by Vfshearn on 07/17/20 review stating Very Interesting
As a big World War II buff, I was very interested in this video. It lived up to my expectations.
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Rosie F.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
FDR BIO
Review by Rosie F. on 07/17/20 review stating FDR BIO
This is my favorite American Experience episode. It is no longer available on Netflix or Amazon to view. I decided to purchase it so I could watch it any time I wanted. For the time allowed it is thorough telling the highs and lows in his journey. Narrated beautifully by David McCulloch and lovely background music. Now Im ready for todays Ken Burns Roosevelt series!
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B.R.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
American Experience...enough said....
Review by B.R. on 07/17/20 review stating American Experience...enough said....
As with all American Experience documentaries, RFK is very well done. This documentary does a good job focuing on RFK before and after President Kennedys death. While JFK is synonomous with RFK, Robert Kennedy was his own man with his own achievements. Unfortunately, we know the ending which leaves us wondering....what if....
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Vfshearn
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Good Story
Review by Vfshearn on 07/17/20 review stating Good Story
Good to deal with. Quick shipment.
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Rick
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
dvd
Review by Rick on 07/17/20 review stating dvd
great just as i expected
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Keith
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Must See for any descendant of a service
Review by Keith on 07/17/20 review stating Must See for any descendant of a service
My father was a 3 year veteran of the pacific war and this sheds so much light on his beliefs in later life, his reluctance to talk about his experience and his shear joy of knowing he would have a life when he found out the war was over. He was in the Phillippines awaiting the invasion of Japan. The DVD gives the story form the ground up with interviews of combatants to those in command. I highly recommend this video
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Pbs F.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
An Incredible Video ; a work of art
Review by Pbs F. on 07/17/20 review stating An Incredible Video ; a work of art
FDRs memory is a brilliant and inspiring star. He is a supernova shining against a dark and depressing backdrop of black holes represented by the likes of Willard Romney, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Joe McCarthy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Benedict Arnold, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and other assorted psychopaths, and twisted evil creatures of U.S. history. It should be required that this video be watched by every high school student as a precondition for graduation and every immigrant a precondition for U.S citizenship.
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Pat
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great DVD
Review by Pat on 07/17/20 review stating Great DVD
Fantastic telling of FDRs life and times. Still photos and video from the late 1800s to the time he passed away in 1945...stunning! This DVD should not be missed.
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Maggie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great history.
Review by Maggie on 07/17/20 review stating Great history.
Wonderful show. Very informative.
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Canadian G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
If Only . . .
Review by Canadian G. on 07/17/20 review stating If Only . . .
This production captures many events that occurred about 50 years ago. Times have changed, but its a heartache we dont have many political heroes like Robert Kennedy. This man is a key figure in history and everyone should know about him. This DVD does him justice and I would recommend it to those who want to be inspired.


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