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Inside World War II DVD
Inside World War II DVD
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Day by day. This is the story of last century’s bloodiest conflict.


$24.95
Ultimate World War II DVD Collection Deluxe Edition
Ultimate World War II DVD Collection Deluxe Edition
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/War and Military

Relive our nation's most heroic moments with The Ultimate World War II Collection: Deluxe Edition, a compelling anthology featuring six of National Geographic's critically acclaimed World War II documentary films. This definitive, collectible set explores the startling stories and dramatic battles of the world's greatest global conflict in over six hours of riveting drama.


$54.95
Eyewitness to World War II
Eyewitness to World War II
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Eyewitness to World War II brings you closer than ever before to the greatest challenge a generation of Americans had ever faced. The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it—both on the battlefield and the home front—creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives.


$40.00
Everything World War I
Everything World War I
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Explore the fascinating history of America's first World War, meet the greatest military leaders and tacticians, and learn about key battles in this compelling new book in the popular Everything series. This book marks the 100th anniversary of WWI and takes a thoughtful, kid-friendly approach to a serious subject.


$12.99
Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories
Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

In this important volume, Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson commemorates the youngest survivors of World War II. Through a combination of compelling narrative, first-person accounts, archival images, detailed maps, and a timeline of key events, the book paints a vivid and unforgettable portrait of war life through the eyes of children. This captivating, unique chronicle will leave indelible memories in the minds of children and offer valuable insights into all sides of the war.


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Cronkite's War - Hardcover
Cronkite's War - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their second anniversary, he became a credentialed war correspondent, preparing to leave her behind to go overseas. The couple spent months apart in the summer and fall of 1942, as Cronkite sailed on convoys to England and North Africa across the submarine-infested waters of the North Atlantic. After a brief December leave in New York City spent with his young wife, Cronkite left again on assignment for England. This time, the two would not be reunited until the end of the war in Europe. Cronkite would console himself during their absence by writing her long, detailed letters—sometimes five in a week—describing his experiences as a war correspondent, his observations of life in wartime Europe, and his longing for her.


$28.00
Cronkite's War - Softcover
Cronkite's War - Softcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of The Greatest Generation reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their second anniversary, he became a credentialed war correspondent, preparing to leave her behind to go overseas. The couple spent months apart in the summer and fall of 1942, as Cronkite sailed on convoys to England and North Africa across the submarine-infested waters of the North Atlantic. After a brief December leave in New York City spent with his young wife, Cronkite left again on assignment for England. This time, the two would not be reunited until the end of the war in Europe. Cronkite would console himself during their absence by writing her long, detailed letters—sometimes five in a week—describing his experiences as a war correspondent, his observations of life in wartime Europe, and his longing for her.


$16.95
National Geographic War DVD Collection
National Geographic War DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/War and Military

National Geographic provides a fresh, intimate, in-depth look at the grim reality of war through the eyes of soldiers on the front lines in this collection of four riveting programs from the producers of Inside 9/11.


$49.95
Border Wars: Season One 2-DVD Set
Border Wars: Season One 2-DVD Set
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National Geographic goes inside the world of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for an unprecedented look at their efforts to prevent illegal immigration and drug smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border.


$29.95
Collision with History
Collision with History
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History
On patrol in the Pacific in 1943, a U.S. Navy vessel is cut in half by an enemy destroyer. Its young skipper saves most of his crew, despite his own injuries… and goes on to become President of the United States. In this riveting new book, Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard takes you on his quest for John F. Kennedy's lost boat, PT-109. Archival photographs and personal stories bear witness to wartime danger and heroism.
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Lords of War DVD-R
Lords of War DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Lords of War brings you inside the intriguing world of historical weaponry as Sean Rich and his team of weapons experts travel across the country in search of the best in antique weapons and militaria. Journey through history as the guys assess, test, and auction the bounties of war.


$29.95
Diamonds of War - Africa's Blood Diamonds DVD
Diamonds of War - Africa's Blood Diamonds DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

They are symbols of affection widely thought to be as pure as love itself—and the vast majority are legal stones that are mined, exported and sold in the clear light of day. But for years, some diamonds have been sold illegally—with devastating results linking to war, blood and brutality. In the diamond-rich West African nation of Sierra Leone, rebels have used the precious gems to bankroll a violent ten-year insurrection, leaving a terrorized population and a ravaged landscape in its wake. Join National Geographic from Europe to Africa to uncover the truth about the dark side of the diamond trade.


$24.95
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Inside Cocaine Wars DVD-R
Inside Cocaine Wars DVD-R
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National Geographic cameras capture tense games of cat and mouse, as DEA agents track, apprehend and capture smugglers on land and sea. Inside Cocaine Wars includes two programs: Airport Sting and Drug Speedboats.

Airport Sting
The American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in Colombia investigate an elusive smuggling ring of American servicemen, capturing a drug mule posing as a mountain climber with liquid cocaine impregnated into his climbing rope. Later, a Colombian man gets busted with pellets of cocaine in his stomach, and a father attempts to smuggle drugs out of Colombia with his 3-year-old daughter in tow.


$19.95
1942 Theater of War in the Pacific Ocean Map
1942 Theater of War in the Pacific Ocean Map
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Category: Maps/Wall Maps/Classic Maps

An exceptional historical piece, this map was published in February 1942. It includes natural features, time zones, ship routes, distance by air and rail, and naval bases—making it a valuable map for collectors and those interested in World War II. This version, printed on high-quality, semi-gloss paper, is perfect for framing.


$29.95
A Soldier's Sketchbook
A Soldier's Sketchbook
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

A Soldier's Sketchbook, an illustrated memoir from a World War II soldier, is drawn from the letters, sketches, snapshots, and mementos of Pvt. Joseph Farris, who left his home of Danbury, Connecticut, and set off to war aboard the U.S.S. General Gordon in October 1944, bound for France as part of Company M, 398th Infantry. Farris wrote more than 800 letters home, and he hewed his artistic talents with sketches and paintings along the way. He also secretly copied officers' notes and, once back home after the war, collected clippings and battlefield accounts, which form a sobering counterpoint to his reassurances to his parents that everything is "swell."


$30.00
Search for Kennedy's PT 109 Special Edition DVD
Search for Kennedy's PT 109 Special Edition DVD
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At the height of the Second World War, a young Navy Lieutenant stood at the helm of a U.S. patrol boat and in one ill-starred night made his mark in the annals of history. That young man later became on of the most popular Presidents of the US—John Fitzgerald Kennedy. National Geographic reveals the true story behind the legend—a more complex, more intriguing tale than we were ever led to believe. Famed ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard will travel to the Solomon Islands to find the sunken wreck of Kennedy's boat, the PT-109. Through eyewitness accounts of survivors, local islanders and other PT crews on patrol that night, along with powerful footage from the war in the Pacific, we retell the remarkable story of JFK's heroic struggle to rally his crew and get them safely to shore and explore the controversies that have swirled around the boat's sinking.


$24.95
Ultimate WW II Special Edition DVD Set
Ultimate WW II Special Edition DVD Set
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Untold Stories of WWII - What if Hitler had the A-bomb? Why did Japan's submarine sneak attack on Pearl Harbor fail? Could the Kamikazes have turned the tide of the war in the Pacific? Now, these and other compelling stories about the secret weapons, ruthless tactics, and remarkable heroism of World War II can be told.


$49.95
Nazi Secret Weapons DVD Exclusive
Nazi Secret Weapons DVD Exclusive
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Just prior to the end of World War II, the German military secretly undertook a massive push to design miracle weapons—colossal tanks, the world's first guided missiles, and high-speed jets that could attack New York. Now, nearly 60 years later, a team of experts examines the original blueprints to determine if these so-called "Wunderwaffen," or "wonder weapons," could have changed the outcome of the war.


$19.95
Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack DVD
Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack DVD
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National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard tackles one of the enduring mysteries of World War II—the role of a Japanese midget sub in the attack on Pearl Harbor. As he heads out to locate the sub's wreckage, Ballard is intrigued by the possibilities. Was the submarine Pearl Harbor's first casualty? Could it have escaped the U.S. destroyer that fired upon it? And, perhaps most critical, why didn't the sub's presence tip American forces to the approaching attack?

Ballard's quest is only part of the story. Survivors' accounts describe the attack in gripping, horrifying detail, and commentary by esteemed historian Stephen Ambrose sets Pearl Harbor into its historical context. Footage from a remotely operated submersible yields unprecedented glimpses of the U.S.S. Arizona, the downed battleship that still rests in the murky waters of Pearl Harbor.


$24.95
Hitler's G.I. Death Camp DVD-R
Hitler's G.I. Death Camp DVD-R
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When Americans think of GI's and the Holocaust, they typically envision young soldiers liberating death camps. However in a place called Berga, American POW's worked and died as slave laborers in one of Hitler's most secretive concentration camps. This is their story.


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Warriors In Uniform
Warriors In Uniform
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Native Americans have served in the U.S. military during each of this country's wars, and their stories encompass heroism, tragedy, humor, stoicism, loyalty and conflict. This illustrated history tells the exploits of the last Confederate general—a Cherokee—to lay down his arms, the code talkers who used tribal languages to thwart the enemy in World War II, the first Native American woman to give her life as a soldier, and those serving in Iraq today.


$30.00
Inside Special Forces DVD
Inside Special Forces DVD
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With unprecedented access, National Geographic goes deep into the secret world of U.S. Special Operations and tells the story of this highly skilled, elite group of soldiers from the inside out. With roots traceable to the French and Indian War, the Special Forces military unit has evolved over several centuries to serve an integral role in the U.S. military campaign. Inside Special Forces follows these soldiers as they make their way from the training camp to the battlefield to face an unpredictable enemy in an unfamiliar land.


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Unraveling Freedom
Unraveling Freedom
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

In 1915, the United States experienced the 9/11 of its time. A German torpedo sank the Lusitania killing nearly 2,000 innocent passengers. The ensuing hysteria helped draw the United States into World War I—the bitter, brutal conflict that became known as the Great War and the War to End All Wars. But as U.S. troops fought to make the world safe for democracy abroad, our own government eroded freedoms at home, especially for German-Americans. Free speech was no longer an operating principle of American democracy. Award-winning author Ann Bausum asks, just where do Americans draw the line of justice in times of war?


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Hitler's Secret Attack on America DVD-R
Hitler's Secret Attack on America DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

For the first time in history, National Geographic and a group of scientists search the ocean floor for a series of shipwrecks many Americans never heard about. Everyone knows that on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But what most don’t know is just days later, Hitler sent his own force to devastate the East Coast. On December 19, the German Naval War Staff sent three U-boats to American waters. It was an assault so deadly, it was covered up by the U.S. government.


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Heroin Crisis DVD Exclusive
Heroin Crisis DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on earth. Stronger, purer, and easier to get than ever before, heroin is attracting a whole new breed of addict. Dangerously pure, the newest forms of heroin can be snorted or smoked, rather than injected, attracting millions of new mainstream users. National Geographic investigates how the war in Afghanistan has inadvertently unleashed a deluge of heroin, enticing users from Kabul to Europe to America's heartland.


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Benda Bilili DVD
Benda Bilili DVD
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The band, Staff Benda Bilili—in English, "look beyond"—is a group of street musicians composed of four paraplegics and three able-bodied men. The core of the group is four singer/guitarists polio, who use customized tricycles to get around: Ricky, the eldest and a co-founding member of the band; Coco, the band’s composer and co-founding member with Ricky; Junana, the member most disabled by polio, yet the official choreographer; and Coude, a bass player and soprano singer. Joining them is a young and entirely acoustic rhythm section, led by Roger, a teenage prodigy on the satongé, a one-string guitar he designed and built himself out of a tin can.


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$9.99
Lost Treasures of Afghanistan DVD
Lost Treasures of Afghanistan DVD
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This film brings together different stories of heroism and bravery in war-torn Afghanistan.

Explore the Bamiyan Valley with archaeologist Dr. Tarzi as he digs for a long-forgotten monastery that houses the 1,000 foot Buddha in his ultimate quest to honor the Bamiyan people and their history. Also join Russian archaeologist Victor Sarianidi as he unveils and confirms whether gold treasures found underneath the Presidential palace were indeed the Bactrian Hoard treasure he helped discover and catalog two decades ago. And finally, listen to the different stories of brave Afghani artists and archivists as they recount how they went about protecting and preserving works of art and film archives from certain destruction by the Taliban.


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Dark Secrets of the Lusitania DVD-R
Dark Secrets of the Lusitania DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Adventure and Exploration

When a German submarine sank passenger liner RMS Lusitania on May, 1915, it redefined the laws of conflict. The loss of the boat and 1,198 lives shocked the world. But was the U-boat’s torpedo the only thing that sank the Lusitania? Or was a second reported explosion caused by an illegal cargo of weapons? Dark Secrets of the Lusitania plunges below the waves on a new expedition to venture into the wreck in a bid to get to the bottom of this century-old war crime.With tense dives in high seas, lab research into explosive theories and the haunting recorded testimony of survivors, this revealing documentary follows the team as they deploy the latest submersible, diving and computer technology to battle the Atlantic, the weather and even the ship itself. As divers risk their lives exploring the ghostly wreck, will the Lusitania finally give up her secrets and will the wreck’s elderly owner finally learn the reason for her demise?


$19.95
Signed Iwo Jima Photograph With Bullet
Signed Iwo Jima Photograph With Bullet
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Category: Home Décor/Historic Collectibles

The 35-day Battle of Iwo Jima resulted in the United States' capture of that island from the Empire of Japan. Photographer Joe Rosenthal immortalized the battle in his famous photograph, "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima." Taken on February 23, 1945, it depicts five U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag on Mount Suribachi on the fifth day of the battle.


$129.00