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History Films

Overview
Works: 27 works in 55 publications in 2 languages and 3,878 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  History  Survival films  War films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sports films  3-D films 
Classifications: N5310.5.F7, 759.01120944589
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Most widely held works about History Films
 
Most widely held works by History Films
Cave of forgotten dreams by Werner Herzog( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming considerable technical challenges, iconic director Werner Herzog takes viewers into the interior of Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world's oldest cave paintings--hundreds in number--were discovered in 1994. These 32,000-year-old artworks--pristine and astonishingly realistic drawings of horses, cattle, and lions--come alive in the torchlight, as Herzog muses on this extraordinary place, the nature and purpose of Paleolithic art, and its creators. For Herzog, these paintings present perhaps the earliest manifestation of our primal desire to communicate and represent the world around us, which leads him to wider metaphysical contemplations on evolution and our place within it, and ultimately on what it means to be human
The unknown known by Donald Rumsfeld( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career in Washington, D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003
No place on Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told
Magic trip : Ken Kesey's search for a kool place( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, author Ken Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters, set out on a cross-country bus trip from California to New York to visit the World's Fair. They also decided to record it, with several 16 mm movie cameras and audio tape. Compiled from more than 40 hours of footage shot during the journey, it was the magical mystery tour--fueled by both the countercultural sentiments of the time and lots of LSD--that became legend. The participants were not beatniks, not-yet-hippies, but a group of preppy-looking partygoers, outfitted in red, white, and blue, whose traveling bacchanal zigzagged across the country. In those more relaxed times, the Pranksters encountered only sporadic harassment, as they spread low-key mayhem in Phoenix, New Orleans, Houston, and the Millbrook, N.Y. estate where Timothy Leary held court. The film record of this famous bohemian lark is uneven, befitting an unsteady (if borderline revolutionary) group in a time of widespread cultural upheaval
National lampoon, drunk stoned brilliant dead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced
Being Evel( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A generation of Americans grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel, watching him every Saturday on Wide World of Sports and buying his ideal toys. For producer/subject Johnny Knoxville and so many others, he was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the 70's. But few knew the incredible and often complex aspects of his epic life, which, like his jumps, was sometimes glorious and sometimes disastrous. With an entire genre of sports ascending from his daring inventiveness, now is the time to look at the extreme man and his complicated legacy."--Container
Page One : Inside the New York Times by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary chronicles the transformation of The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk, as the Internet redefines the media industry by surpassing print as the main source of news. At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society? This up-close look at factors and actors that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances
The red baron : the true story of Manfred von Richthofen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Manfred von Richthofen, using sensational original footage shot during the 1st world war. It covers his life from his birth in Schlesein through to the flying exploits of this German hero, including the dog fights which began in June 1917 in Flandern
The Great Depression : boom and bust in America( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video presents the experience of the USA prior to and during the Great Depression. It begins with America's recovery from WWI, converting its wartime assembly lines to the manufacture of consumer goods. The "Roaring Twenties" are explained, as well as the circumstances leading to the 'Crash" at the New York Stock Exchange on October 29th, 1929. As the economy collapsed, so did businesses, banks, and farms, all of it made worse by the drought conditions of the "Dust Bowl". Archival imagery clearly depicts the struggle of ordinary people to survive: farmers and their families migrating westward, soup lines in the cities, the Bonus March. FDR's "New Deal" is covered extensively. The video ends with the rise of Hitler, the military expansion of Japan, and the USA's entry into WWII
Panzer battles on the Western Front = Deutscher Panzer zerschlagen die Westfront( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Eastern front began to break down at the beginning of 1944. Although the German tanks were superior, the Russians had greater numbers and started to take the upper hand and Hitler's ground troops were unable to compensate for this despite their tactical skills. By Autumn 1944 the Red Army were at the door to East Prussia and defensive battles became harder. The makeshift Panzer tank units fought the best they could against the overwhelming Red Army. Millions of East Germans then fled to Danzig, where it was then possible by sea or land to escape to the West."--Container insert
Drunk stoned brilliant dead : the story of National Lampoon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced
Fleet manouvers & Battle missions = Flottenmanöver & Kampfeinsätze( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pen and Sword website: During the Second World War, the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) conducted a plethora of large scale fleet manoeuvres in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Using original and unseen German archive footage, this DVD shows these actions of naval warfare for the very first time to a Western audience. At the outbreak of the war, these battle units were operational in several sea areas. These films document a selection of these manoeuvres, showing many of the varying forms of ship that were operational in the German Kriegsmarine at the time. These range from the flagships of the German fleet such as the Bismarck to the Cruisers, Destroyers, Torpedo Boats and other smaller units that made up the Germen naval arsenal. Depicted using a selection of archive footage, some of which has been digitally restored, this DVD shows the units readying themselves for battle in heavy seas
Cave of forgotten dreams 3D( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A new documentary from Werner Herzog follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. Provides an unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago, almost twice as old as any previous discovery. Filmed in 3D
Fort Eben Emael. Kampf um Eben - Emael. Teil 2, Sturmangriff aus der Luft( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This documentary shows the Germans assault on Fort Eben-Emael, and the start of the Western Campaign. It is part 2 in the series
Panzer & heavy artillery on the Western Front = Abwehrschlachten an der Westfront( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The DVD starts with OPERATION CERBERUS where the battleships SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU, together with the heavy cruiser PRINZ EUGEN, powered through the English Channel. Shortly after, Canadian troops attempted to land on the coast near Dieppe on 19th August 1942 and were immediately forced into action due to pressure from Stalin for a second front in the West. What followed was a disaster for the Allies. Then the Allies begins the invasion of the Normandy on 1st June 1944 and the tide begins to turn. Finally we look at footage of the last major German attack that took place in the Ardennes, December 1944, when a well planed attack regained significant ground, but due to the failure of air support and supplies, broke down."--Container insert
Fort Eben Emael. Kampf um Eben - Emael. Teil 1, Planung & vorbereitung( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This documentary shows the planning and preparation of the Germans to overcome Fort Eben-Emael, and the start of the Western Campaign. It is part 1 in the series
The causes of World War one 2-pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explores the causes of World War I, charting the major events that led to its beginning. Outlines the war's impact on the entire world and contains archival footage and computer animation
The Battleship Scharnhorst( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cave of forgotten dreams : Humanity's lost masterpiece( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Overcoming considerable technical challenges, iconic director Werner Herzog takes viewers into the interior of Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world's oldest cave paintings--hundreds in number--were discovered in 1994. These 32,000-year-old artworks--pristine and astonishingly realistic drawings of horses, cattle, and lions--come alive in the torchlight, as Herzog muses on this extraordinary place, the nature and purpose of Paleolithic art, and its creators. For Herzog, these paintings present perhaps the earliest manifestation of our primal desire to communicate and represent the world around us, which leads him to wider metaphysical contemplations on evolution and our place within it, and ultimately on what it means to be human
Drunk stoned brilliant dead [dvd]/ History Films presents in association with Sky a 4th Row Films production in association with Passion Pictures and Diamond Docs ; a Douglas Tirola film ; written by Mark Monroe, Douglas Tirola ; produced by Susan Bedusa ; produced and directed by Douglas Tirola( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced
 
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