Actual War Newsreels, Drama, TV,
THE WAR TIME YEARS SERIES
THE WAR TIME YEARS is an outstanding collection of different
hour-long programs each containing original war films and newsreels that
cover the great battles of World War II on all fronts. Experience the sights
and sounds of the land, sea and air battles that were The War Time Years
of World War II in your home today. Each volume, unless otherwise indicated,
is 60 minutes of rare battle films. $19.95 per volume. Exceptions noted.
VOLUME #1: Order No: MC-098
OBJECTIVE SECURITY The Scene is Okinawa. The
task is to help the civilian island population rebuild after experiencing
Japanese atrocities and to eliminate the remaining Jap forces that have
"dug-in" on the island on an inch by inch basis.
FIND THE JAP--KILL THE JAP An action
film showing some of the greatest flying aces of the war.
STAFF FILM REPORT #4 A variety of footage
updating the activities of the Allies including the Mediterranean front,
anti-aircraft against the Germans, invasion activities in England, the
manufacturing of fighter planes, and a tank drawn infantry sled demonstrated
in the Anzio area. Also included is footage of the Allies drive in Central
Italy, Nazi prisoners, Santa Andrea ruins, and American tank attacks on
OUR ALLIES Chinese, Russian, and US
military unite on all fronts in an attempt to stop aggression.
VOLUME #2: Order No: MC-099
DEFEAT AND VICTORY Our defeat at Kweilian,
our Chinese base illustrates our attempts to cover up and destroy our air
fields and positions so that the enemy cannot use them. Also shown is our
victory in the Philippines, bombing the enemy, battle wreckage, our tough
GIs and fighting Marines.
TARGET: INVISIBLE Footage of a B-29
base in the Marrinas, preparing for a mission to bomb the Japanese mainland,
bombing by radar, pin-point bombing of Fujiama, Tokyo, and aircraft factories.
THE STORY OF NAVAL AVIATION This tape
traces the history of naval aviation including the first carrier planes,
early rare footage from WWII, and as far back as the 1920s. Also includes
explanations of the various catapult equipment, flying boats, attacks against
the Japanese and German U-boats and nuclear weapons jets.
VOLUME #3: Order No: MC-100
BEHIND NAZI GUNS A unique captured film
from the Germans that shows the rise of Hitler and the entire Nazi regime
from the German viewpoint including German propaganda on how they will
defeat the Allies. Translated into English.
TARGET GERMANY Produced by the 8th Air
Force. B-29 bombers in action from Britain to Germany. Fighter planes with
exciting aerial footage of bombing missions exhibit the strength of this
amazing aircraft. Damaged planes and wounded soldiers comprise to
make a most inspiring film.
BACK DOOR TO JAPAN Traces the war effort
to gain entrance to Japan, India and the Burma Road. Includes Myitkyina-capturing
the last 150 miles, the daredevil unit Merrils Marauders determined
to kill Japs, as P-40s lead the way to victory. The monsoons and floodwaters
are no match for the Flying Tigers and their determination for victory.
THE EARTHMOVERS A tribute to the Engineers
and Sea-Bees with exciting action footage of bulldozers on the loose as
companions in battle. They rebuild air fields and portable
airstrips, and repair sabotaged bridges. Also shows Naples after the Nazis
left with the wreckage and clearing of harbors destroyed by the enemy.
VOLUME #4: Order No: MC-101
INVASION--NAZI VERSION The Nazi version
of the Normandy invasion shows Germany after Normandy, and the supposed
toughness of German resistance in France. Also illustrates how Germany
is still a formidable foe through Nazi eyes. A unique look at the war from
the other side.
RAF ACTION The Royal Air Force in action
with double-winged planes, sea planes, the building of planes, pilot training,
fighter pilots in action, the Battle of Britain and convoys caught in hurricanes.
WINGS UP Narrated by Clark Gable. The
story of officers candidate school in Florida and how we select good men
for leaders. Features Gilbert Roland and Robert Preston. Also shows Football
Heroes of the time, and a look at the first WWII carriers, the Hellcat,
Corsair and Avenger.
VOLUME #5: Order No: MC-102
COMBAT BULLETIN #21 Features Military
operations on all fronts, progress in Southern France and the destruction,
and activities in Italy. Also, shows the Bridge over Salween River in Burma,
American 1st Army in Northern France and Belgium, Pacific clean-up and
the American 3rd Army in action.
THE BATTLE AHEAD Shows our total victory
over Japan, including our firepower, battling Navy ships and war strategy.
Admiral Nimetz appeals for harder work for further advances and the
need for more support from all Allies.
PERISHABLE: RUSH This section shows
medics in the field and their attempts to help our wounded boys in action,
evacuation of casualties, and the troops that get to go home and those
that re-join to help fight future battles.
THIS IS AMERICA An inspiring story of
our wounded men and their courage in returning to action.
VOLUME #6: Order No: MC-103
D-DAY MINUS ONE Lt. General Burney M.
Giles introduces scenes of the Allied Armies on the North Coast of France,
the Airborne 82 Division, 10X Division, and the landing of paratroops before
the D-Day Normandy invasion. Also seen are General Ike and the boys and
an armada of glider planes against the Germans.
TRAIN BUSTERS Thrilling film showing
the German Railway system and the Allied strategists' plans to destroy
(them?). With footage of attacks on a German Ammunition train.
WE SAID WE'D COME BACK American troops
on Guam with the strength of Allied forces including destroyers, subs,
avenger planes and the destructive power of the Sea-Bees.
WHAT'S HAPPENED TO SUGAR Our victory
over Japan, how the sugar shortage started and the vital uses of sugar
for the war effort are illustrated.
VOLUME #7: Order No: MC-104 (30 min.) Price: $14.95
NOW IT CAN BE TOLD Shows the USS
Guadalcanal on May 15, 1944 and the actual capturing of the U-505 German
Submarine by Capt. Dan Gallery,
prisoners of war, the arrival in Bermuda and the sweet feel of victory.
WORKSHOPS FOR DEFENSE making the weapons of
war on the home front by the National Youth Administration in Aviation.
PEACE COMES TO AMERICA Japan surrenders
and President Truman speaks to America and the war ravaged countries of
MC-063 THE BIG ATTACK (1958) and COMBAT SERGEANT 1956.
Here is an excellent selection of early war TV series based on the true
stories of war heroes. THE BIG ATTACK episode BIG SLIM takes place on Omaha
Beach, June 6, 1944. The bravery and heroism of Sergeant “Big Slim,” an
all-around GI hero with C Company Infantry, is depicted. He won the Silver
Star and the everlasting admiration of his men as he lead a daring attack
against the Germans. Dana S. Hutton stars, who later changed his name to
Jim Hutton. THE COMBAT SERGEANT story ALL FACES EAST shows how two men
found and destroyed a hidden airfield during the battle against Rommels
Africa Corps. Great air and ground war action. This series starred Michael
Thomas as Sgt. Nelson, Cliff Clark as General Harrison, and Frank Marlow
as Corporal Murphy. 55 minutes $19.95
MC-054 P.O.W. Sterling performances highlight
this "live" UNITED STATES STEEL HOUR from October 27, 1953, describing
the psychological torment our American G.I.’s faced when they returned
to the U.S. after being in communist prison camps. Questions of heroes,
courage, and cowardice are explored in a time when "brainwashing" was a
new phenomena. The story takes place in an army hospital and stars Gary
Merril, Phillis Kirk, Richard Kiley, and Brian Kieth. 55 minutes
MC-168 VD MANIA: ONE A MINUTE / MIRACLE OF LIVING 1943.
World War 2 films shown to our armed forces. ONE A MINUTE Sailors
get caught with some pretty sleazy dames at the Kit Kat club. See
Sugar Swanson in the dance of love! Obviously, the boys find out
Sugar has a lot more to offer than curves. MIRACLE OF LIVING The
story of a relationship. The girl is a newspaper reporter, waiting
for her GI to come home from the war. She remains true to her love; they
marry upon his return. Nevertheless, he was not true to her. Unknown
to them, she develops VD and their life together is ruined. A bitter
look at the price of fornication with a 40's appeal. Look for Darren McGaven
and other stars helping the war effort. 52 minutes 19.95
MC-130 THE STORY OF DE-733 1945. Produced by
Paramount for the U.S.Navy to control venereal disease. Those in
the service remember these films. Dads have told their sons about
them. An explicit story of a ship, damaged by torpedoes. Why?
All because a man on his post collapsed...from VD Navy men will be
Navy men...but when they go on leave...VD is everywhere. Girls who
are prostitutes, or as pretty and innocent as the girl next door, infect
the crew. There are so many men going to the doc with a "dose" it
gets like "VD Madness." Be prepared for explicit "man talk," sex
education, and male anatomy exposed. Watch this film seriously, or
"tongue in cheek," but do not miss this military classic from the past.
53 minutes $19.95
MC-052 THIS IS THE ARMY A World War II extravaganza
starring Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale, Ronald Reagan, Joe Louis,
Kate Smith, Irving Berlin, and more! A wartime effort to entertain the
troops, as those who staged the WWI musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" reunite for
the WWII effort. Songs, skits and big production fun with a wartime flavor.
George Murphy plays Ronald Reagan father.120 minutes COLOR $19.95
TELEPHONE TIME VOLUME #2 (1956, 1957) Excellent popular series
based on true events. Uplifting stories hosted by John Nesbitt, with all
commercials intact in these full network versions. BOARDERS AWAY (1956)
The WW2 story of Captain Dan Gallery. He convinced his superiors he
could capture a German U-boat. See the top secret preparation, the
planning for booby traps, and the actual boarding and capturing of the U-505
German submarine. This harrowing feat led to the capture of the German
code books which helped shorten the war. This episode stars Arthur Space, James
Dobson, and look for Scotty Beckett ("Winky" from Rocky Jones).
BULLET LOU KIRN (1957) Alan Baxter plays Lou Kirn, a Navy football star in 1931,
a Squadron Commander during WW2, and a man faced with his biggest challenge in
1954...a dread form of paralysis. During this personal battle he reaches
out to save a paralyzed boy (young Johnny Crawford from "Rifleman").
A true story of courage--Kirn promises to walk if the boy will walk too!
Also starring Harold J. Stone and Herbert Rudley.60 minutes $19.95
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