History of the 20th Century, Vol. 5: 1940-1949 (1980)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Politics & Government, Social History, World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Sally Barber

In this nine-volume series, ABC News presents a comprehensive look at the significant people, places, and events which defined the nation between 1900 and 1979. This informative and entertaining series presents a collection of historical footage depicting both the cultural and political forces of the period. History of the 20th Century, Vol. 5: 1950 - 1959 recounts the ravages of World War II. Features include the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt and Churchill's efforts to vanquish Nazism, Nazi concentration camps, President Roosevelt's death, President Harry Truman's term, the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, and the end of the war. The collection vividly recaptures the tumult and incredible changes occurring throughout the era.



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