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American Experience; Liberators - Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II

01/05/1993


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Series
American Experience
Program
Liberators - Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II
Program Number

504

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

Denzel Washington narrates this story of the African American tank battalion that spearheaded Patton's charge across Europe in the Second World War, and liberated concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. The men of the 761st -- the "Black Panthers" -- recount the difficulty of fighting a two-front war, against the Nazis on the one hand and against racism in the U. S. Army on the other. Through personal photographs, diaries and interviews with death camp survivors the film shows the soldiers' climactic encounter with racism in its most inhuman, most evil form. Diary excerpts are read by Lou Gossett, Jr.

Duration

01:26:27

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Liberators - Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II,” 01/05/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A3BC88237F547FAA1C8ABF48B2EBD63.
MLA: “American Experience; Liberators - Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II.” 01/05/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A3BC88237F547FAA1C8ABF48B2EBD63>.
APA: American Experience; Liberators - Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A3BC88237F547FAA1C8ABF48B2EBD63
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