When the war came to America in December of 1941, the film industry went to war along with the rest of the United States. These award-winning documentaries are the work of some of Hollywood’s finest producers and directors. Among them are John Ford’s classic "The Battle of Midway", "Report From the Aleutians" by John Houston and William Wyler’s "Memphis Belle". Shot at the front, with some of the filmmakers facing the same dangers as the fighting men, you will also see some of the war’s most memorable war correspondents, Ernest Hemingway and the GIs favorite, Ernie Pyle. These films, bursting with patriotism, are the filmmakers definitive legacy to the American servicemen and women who fought in history’s greatest conflict.
From Harper’s Ferry, Fort Sumter, and First Bull Run to Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg, THE HISTORY CHANNEL PRESENTS: THE CIVIL WAR captures the most legendary Civil War battles in brilliant detail. A sweeping selection of the soldiers and legendary leaders who fought these battles, including Sherman, McClellan, Grant, Beauregard, Lee, Davis, and Jackson, are also brought back to life in richly detailed profiles. Through interviews with scholars and historians, reenactments, and their own written words, the full military and political contexts of these men, their armies, and the clashes between them are thoroughly explored.