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Summary: In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WHI

Summary: A tragicomedy about love, friendship, betrayal, manipulation and lies. Deals with the conflicts of Yugoslav history of the past fifty years. The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during WWII. The black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans forgets to mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. 50 years later, they become...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2003

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN UND

Summary: When a doctor is rescued by a Special-Ops unit in the jungle of Nigeria, she refuses to go with them unless they agree to help rescue 70 refugees as well.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE TEA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Tears 2003

Summary: Based on the true story of American Rangers who rescue the survivors of the Bataan Death March from the Cabanatuan Prison Camp during WWII. When the Philippines fell to the Japanese, the remnants of Gen. MacArthur's Army were forced down the Bataan Peninsula where they were surrounded and cutoff with no hope of rescue. They were starving and dying of disease. Gen. Wainwright eventually...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2005

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

Summary: Based on the true story of an astute American general and a high-ranking German officer, torn by the conflicting demands of his country and fellow countrymen, during the last days of World War II.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRI

Summary: Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2017

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FRA

Summary: In 1964, a hard-boiled major is ordered to defend Muc Wa, an unoccupied and seemingly unimportant Vietnamese military outpost left behind by the French. He, his idealistic young lieutenant, his mostly green soldiers, and their supporting force of Vietnamese volunteers are overwhelmed as they deal with ambushes, betrayals, and brutality.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GO

Summary: "An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution. Dissipated lawyer Sydney Carton defends emigre Charles Darnay from charges of spying against England. He becomes enamored of Darnay's fiancée, Lucie Manette, and agrees to help her save Darnay from the guillotine when he is captured by Revolutionaries in Paris"--Marg Baskin in the IMDB, viewed Dec. 12, 2006.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TAL

Summary: In which we serve (1942): A sensitive and stirring piece of propaganda telling the tale of a group of Royal Navy sailors as they battle the Germans in the Mediterranean and of the lives they left back home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA DAV

Summary: An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RAN

Summary: I shot Jesse James: After years of crime reporting and writing pulp novels and screenplays, Samuel Fuller made his directorial debut with the lonesome ballad of Robert Ford who fatally betrayed his friend, the notorious Jesse James.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIR

Summary: Set in 1942, tells the story of the first B-25 crews, under the command of General Jimmy Doolittle, training for a bombing mission over Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD THI

Summary: "A couple face a nuclear holocaust with only the instruction from the government's infamous 'Protect and survive' leaflet to help them."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Four Ltd. 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WHE

Summary: Rommel was a brilliant military tactician. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler thought that he too was a military genius and demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Rommel incurs Hitler's wrath by retreating in North Africa, but since Rommel is a war hero he is virtually "untouchable". Rommel joins in a plot to assassinate the Fuhrer. The attempt fails, and Rommel's complicity is discovered....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DES

Summary: Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA FUL

Summary: Salty saga of the bravest skipper ever to sail the seas- Captain Horatio Hornblower. The English Captain sailed during the Napoleonic era, and out thought, outmaneuvered and outfought his rivals, but was more than a little at sea when faced with a beautiful woman!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE CAP

Summary: A 12-year orphan boy works for the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II, undertaking dangerous reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN IVA

Summary: Blood Alley: A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local visitors, winds up transporting an entire Chinese village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD WAR

Summary: During the last major German offensive of WWII, a group of daring American soldiers set out to turn the war against all odds. Their mission will take them deep into German territory to derail Nazi efforts in obtaining the ultimate super weapon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD COM

Summary: In a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border, a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave and a young widow form an unlikely friendship as they learn how to survive during the Civil War, in a place without rules.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RID

Summary: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY ACTION/ADVENTURE THR

Summary: In 1915, the Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent, a former prostitute, to spy on the Russians.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DIS

Summary: Wake Island: A handful of U.S. Marines holdout against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2011

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Summary: Nurse Jean Paget is one of a small band of women trekking through the Japanese-occupied Malayan jungle, where they are befriended by Joe Harman, a tough Australian P.O.W. Later each learns tht the other has survived the horrors of the war, and they set out separately to find each other.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: VCI Entertainment 2012

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TOW

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