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1. A Ceasefire Is Declared For Europe, Also Known As V-E Day

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - May 8!

2. Andre Gromyko Becomes Soviet Foreign Minister

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 17!

3. At War with the Army

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - At War with the Army, a terrific Martin & Lewis comedy classic about the craziness of being a soldier in the US Army. Jerry Lewis stars as pfc Alvin Korwin, who as you might expect, is a goofy nerd with a heart of gold. Meanwhile - Dean Martin plays First Sgt. Vic Puccinelli, a childhood friend of Korwin's, who is a callous womanizer, trying to dodge an airhead, former sweetheart named Millie... who is in trouble, i.e. pregnant. Jean Ruth is terrific in her role as Millie. The film also introduces Polly Bergen, who plays Helen - Vic's current girlfriend. They do a beautiful duet in an old style recording booth - where soldiers would send nifty audio messages to friends and family back home.

4. Bernard Law Montgomery Takes Charge Of Britain's 8th Army

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - August 1!

5. Bull Halsey Leads US Naval Forces To Victory In The Battle Of Midway

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - June 7!

6. Cannes Film Festival Premieres

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - September 20!

7. Despotism or Democracy?

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - Despotism. Here's a question for you - Despotism or Democracy? Which society do you live in? The film was originally created by Encyclopedia Britanica shortly after World War II (1945). We edited the original and trimmed down the total length to make it more enjoyable, and of course, more ironic - given the current world situation, with some oppressive regimes all over the place - and the potential for concern regarding the Patriot Act in the USA. As such - while the original content is quite dated - the metrics used to measure the freedom in a society, remain very valid. Check it out - i think you'll enjoy it.

8. Dresden Is Leveled By Allied Fire Bombs

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 13!

9. Escape from Sobibor

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - Escape from Sobibor starring Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula and Rutger Hauer. Sobibor was a Jewish concentration camp in World War II that was created for the sole purpose of exterminating as many Jewish people as quickly as possible - part of Hitler's notorious final solution, which called for eliminating the Jewish people from Europe. Most estimates believe that 260,000 people were killed in the Nazi gas chambers at Sobibor - making it a small sized operation compared to Auschwitz or Dachau. What makes Sobibor so noteworthy - the escape on October 14, 1943 when over 300 of the 600 Jewish prisoners escaped into the Polish death camp and lived to tell their story. The film does a remarkable job of telling the story of these determined heros - and heroines who refused to give into despair, and hoped in spite of a hopeless situation. The film was nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, and Won the Golden Globeaward n 1988 for Best Motion Picture made for TV. Excellent.

10. Forbidden Games (Jeux Interdits)

Description: The LikeTelevision™ movie channel presents a terrific 1952 classic called Jeux interdits, which roughly translates into Forbidden Games, the English title. The movie is set in France at the start of World War II. Brigitte Fossey plays the young Paulette, a 5 year old orphan who loses her parents as the family flees from the Nazis who are attacking Paris. They get killed by a Messerschmitt that strafes a bridge filled with civilians. Paulette get adopted by a sweet peasant family, the Dolles and she becomes good friends with their young boy about 7 or 8 named Michel Dolle (Georges Poujouly). The film tells an amazing story of the war as seen through the eyes of some beautiful children who are paying a dear price for the troubles of the world. We highly recommend this movie. Two thumbs up.

11. Franco Becomes Head Of Spain

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - October 1!

12. Germans Use Poison Gas In WWI

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - April 22!

13. H.G. Wells' Things to Come

Description: H.G. Wells' Things to Come is a classic Sci-Fi vision of the future by the great author of The Time Machine and War of the Worlds.

14. Happy Birthday Audie Murphy

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - June 20th!

15. Hitler Invades Poland

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - September 1!

16. I Like Ike - Presidential Campaign ad

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - a wonderful blast from the past, from 1952 - the I Like Ike presidential campaign ad for Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served two terms (1953-1961) as President of the United States. This ad is a less than slick cartoon with some terrific caricatures. Ike was the 34th President and served as Supreme Commander for US troops on D-Day, the massive beach landing on the French coast that led to the end of World War II. He also served as head of NATO forces in 1951 before being aproached by Republican officials who urged him to run for President. During the Cold War, he worked hard to achieve peace during a time when the world was struggling with the terrors of Communism which were spreading fast and threatening democracies across the globe. He prosposed that the US and the Soviets exchange military information but was rebuffed. However meetings were held and the talks helped reduce tensions. Finally - we can also thank Ike for the US interstate highway system and the impact that had on our ability to travel as well as the positive economic consequences of increased interstate commerce. Yep - Dwight D. Eisenhower not only seemed like a decent fellow, I bet he was a good man too. The tone of this political ad from 50 years ago is in sharp contrast to the ads we suffer through today - and we hope that the people who make these ads gain some insight for future presidential campaign themes.

17. Japanese Pilots Ordered To Perform Suicidal Kamikaze Attacks

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 5!

18. Keynes Predicts Economic Disaster

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - June 28!

19. League Of Nations Formed

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 10!

20. Mountbatten Killed By I.R.A. Bomb

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - August 27!

21. Music Videos from WWII

Description: This video is compiled from assorted WWII USO shows and assorted period film from World War II. The movie includes: Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, and Judy Garland. Some great music with the top entertainers of the day “hoofin' it“ for Uncle Sam.

22. Nassar Elected President Of Egypt

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - June 23!

23. Nikita Khruschev Becomes Soviet Premier

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - March 27!

24. Nuremburg Trial Begins

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - November 20!

25. Secret Life of Adolf Hitler

Description: A bizarre look at the life of Adolh Hitler - including interviews with Adolf's sister and loyal Nazis who were there during his last days in the Berlin bunker. Also discusses his relationship with Eva Braun - who is usually shown in a bathing suit doing gymnastics, because Hitler can't stand fat people, according to the narrator. So how the heck did an ex-con and unemployed house painter get to become the biggest tyrant in recent history? Don't let it happen again!

26. St Paul's Is Hit With Bombs

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - October 9!

27. The Battle At El Alamein Ends

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - November 3!

28. The Flying Tigers Are Born

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - March 21!

29. The Siege of Leningrad Begins

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - September 8!

30. The Spruce Goose Flies

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - November 2!

31. The U.N. Charter Is Signed

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - June 26!

32. The U.S. Marines Land On Guadalcanal

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - August 7!

33. Tito Made President For Life

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - April 7!

34. Walk in the Sun, A

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - A Walk in the Sun starring Dana Andrews, Lloyd Bridges, Sterling Holloway, John Ireland and Richard Conte. This classic World War II film made in 1945 examines the minds of a small group of soldiers as the embark on a mission to blow up a bridge in the Italian country. It begins at sea just before the land on the beach which is pretty well defended by the Nazis. The movie is mostly about what the men are thinking as they are on the mission and the conversations they have. It is about how they keep sane while everything around them in just plain crazy.


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