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Summary: After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester (Gregory Peck) is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile, incommunicative and prone to nightmares and anxiety attacks. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Purple 2005

Webster, Donovan.

Summary: The harrowing story of one of the greatest chapters of World War II---the building and defense of the Burma road The Burma road tells the extraordinary story of the China-Burma-India theater of operations during World War II. As the Imperial Japanese Army swept across China and South Asia at the war's outset--closing all of China's seaports--more than 200,000 Chinese laborers embarked on a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 WEB

McLynn, Frank.

Summary: Describes the protracted World War II campaign in Burma, discussing how the clash of the multiple personalities and strategies of the American and British generals contributed to early defeats and eventual victory for the allied powers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5425 MCL

Summary: British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TCFF Br

Martin, Andrew

Summary: In the summer of 1942, Gyles Mackrell, then overseeing tea plantations for a company called Steel Brothers, rescued Indian army soldiers together with British civilians and their Indian servants from the pursuing Japanese in the jungles of Burma.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fourth Estate 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5425 MAR

Croke, Vicki.

Summary: "J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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Leasor, James.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dales Large Print 1988

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.5425 LEA

Moser, Don.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1978

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 940.53 WOR

Croke, Vicki.

Summary: The story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with elephants in 1920's Burma transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic World War II hero known as Elephant Bill.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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Webster, Donovan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.5425 WEB

Ford, Daniel

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books/Collins 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5449 FOR

Fellowes-Gordon, Ian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1972

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.7 FEL

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Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

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