Extra Credit is due FRIDAY. Great Video from World War II

This post highlights some of the videos that were showed in class, mentioned, or might help you understand World War II better. If the video is not embedded on this site, follow the link to the clip on YouTube.

Band of Brothers HD Trailer
This is the story of "E" Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division from their initial training starting in 1942 to the end of World War II. They parachuted behind enemy lines in the early hours of D-Day in support of the landings at Utah beach, participated in the liberation of Carentan and again parachuted into action during Operation Market Garden. They also liberated a concentration camp and were the first to enter Hitler's mountain retreat in Berchtesgarten. A fascinating tale of comradeship that is, in the end, a tale of ordinary men who did extraordinary things.

The HD Traler for the 1998 movie "Saving Private Ryan." It is a movie classic that won FIVE Oscar Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), and Best Director (Steven Spielberg). Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. A midst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother.

Behind the scenes of HBO's World War II miniseries "The Pacific." Making of the Pacific. This is a fascinating look at how Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and others created this very personal account of the fighting in the Pacific theater of World War II. 
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"Enemy at the Gates" Trailer.
During the WWII battle of Stalingrad, two snipers, a Russian, and a German, are locked in a battle of wills and marksmanship, while the Russian is boosted to the status of hero by a political official.

A Bridge Too Far - 1977
A movie classic. An historic telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.  This WWII film follows the perspectives of American, Polish and British soldiers attempting to capture key bridges behind German lines in a complicated parachute and armoured assault. A real star-studded cast with James Caan (The Godfather), Michael Caine (Batman Dark Knight), Sean Connery (James Bond), Gene Hackman (Hoosiers), Robert Redford (The Natural), and last, but not least - Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs)

A great documentary that looks at the main battle in this movie: