Battle History of the United States Military (2005)


This programme examines the birth and early role of the US Navy.


A mighty compendium of America’s five major military branches – Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard – The Battle History of the United States Military trumpets the myriad strengths of one of the world’s greatest military powers.

Plunge headlong into the great battles fought on land, sea, and air. Marvel at the arc of musket to missile. Meet the key figures and lesser-known heroes who have shaped the organisation, the strategy, and the future of the United States armed forces.

Encompassing over two centuries of courage and conquest, the compendium marches through America’s military development from its earliest Coast Guard days to the technological wonders of the Gulf War.

With official government documents, extensive combat footage, and commentary by historians and decorated veterans, the compendium is a full-scale, full-dress salute to the men and women who give and have given to America’s fight for freedom.

DVD Features: Downloadable Historical Documents; Branch Heraldries; Bonus Film: “Pageantry of the Corps”; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.

Battle History of the United States Military Series

Volume 01

Volume one of compendium takes a tour through one of the world’s greatest elite military forces – the United States Marine Corps. Featuring some of the most dramatic combat footage ever recorded and interviews with highly decorated soldiers this is a definitive history of the US Marine Corps in battle. Three distinguished documentaries – Born In Blood Pacific Inferno and Tragedy in Triumph – take you to the four corners of the world and the edge of two centuries of valour tragedy and triumph. From sharpshooters in the War of 1812 to the bloodiest and most important battles of WWII the Marines are the first in a fight and the last to leave.

Volume 02

From the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm volume two of the compendium takes an extraordinary look at the US Navy. Beginning with a band of privateers under the command of John Paul Jones the US Navy evolved into the world’s greatest sea power in the modern era. Featuring four remarkable programmes – Born Into War Fire & Water Steel Walls Of Freedom and Second To None – that combine harrowing combat footage and commentary from historians and veterans the path of American naval dominance is an epic saga of struggle courage and conquest. From wooden ships to nuclear submarines and massive aircraft carriers to the deadly stealth of SEAL the history of the US Navy never changes course. Faith courage true service with honour over all celebrate two centuries of American high-seas drama in the Battle History of the United States Navy.

Volume 03


Volume 04

Volume four of compendium examines the heights of courage and valour in the US Air Force. Through technological brilliance and a dizzying willingness to push the envelope the history of American air dominance stretches from the appearance of the first planes in 1907 manufactured by the Wright Brothers (who also trained the Air Force’s first pilots) to the Air Force’s first appearance in World War I to its influential presence in every world conflict since. Four stellar documentaries – Struggling Into The Air Wings Across The World Air Wars Hot & Cold and Over The Jungles Over The Sands – travel across time and space to capture the steely resolve and daring-do of America’s “guardians of the upper realm.” From barely getting off the ground to the super technology of today’s cutting edge aircraft the Battle History of the United States Air Force is an adrenaline-packed history of one of the most vital branches of the American military.

Volume 05


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  • Distributor(s): A&E Home Video.
  • Release Date: 26 December 2005 (US).
  • Running Time: 12 hours and 46 minutes (total running time).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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