The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 (2005): S01E06 – The Global Wars


A documentary series featuring all the US military engagements during the period of 1700-2004.


America stood its ground against world totalitarianism pursued by both Germany and Japan in World War II and against communism in the Korean War. Military weapons, ships, aircraft, and infantry gear had made great technological improvements.

  • 1941 – Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbour (00:05:10). After Japan attacks Pearl Harbour, destroying the airfield and naval base at Pearl Harbour, Franklin Delano Roosevelt declares war and Douglas MacArthur vows to return to the Philippines.
  • 1944 – D-Day “Operation Overlord” (00:04:16). D-Day, known as Operation overlord, began the fight in western Europe against fascism and pitted American Generals like George S. Patton and Dwight David Eisenhower against German militarists such as Erwin Rommel, in a war that began for America at Pearl Harbour and was led by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and created The Greatest Generation of Americans in the 20th century.
  • 1945 – America Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima (00:03:56). Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were the only targets of the Atomic bomb developed by Manhattan Project, led Robert Oppenheimer, and used to end the Pacific war in World War II.
  • 1950 – President Truman Sends American Troops to the Aid of South Korea (00:03:22). The Korean War, during the administration of Harry Truman, pitted the west against communism as Korea’s Communist North Korea fought the capitalist South Korea.
  • 1950 – 1953 The Korean War (00:04:50). The Korean War started when North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel between North Korea and South Korea, and Generals Douglas MacArthur and Matthew Ridgeway during the administration of Harry Truman lead American forces against communism.

The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 03 January 2005.
  • Running Time: 27 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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