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Produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers, Nagasaki Journey is a powerful, yet hopeful look at the immediate and continuing aftermath of the atomic bomb droppedAugust 9, 1945 on Nagasaki, Japan. The film tells the moving personal stories of two Japanese survivors and a U.S. Marine, who was one of the first…
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Air Front 2 - The Yanks Are Com
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A Necessary War
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A World Without War
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Rain of Ruin
This powerful video features a comprehensive examination of one of the most important, yet little-understood episodes in modern history - the several months leading up to the atomic bombings of Japan, which both ended World War II and shaped the world's geo-political landscape for the next 50 years. To compel…
Pride of Our Nation
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