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tv   1943 U.S. Navy Documentary December 7th  CSPAN  December 25, 2014 10:20pm-10:26pm EST

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re-election campaign. and sunday at 4:00. reel america. during the battle of the bulge. go to and let us know about the programs. call us at 202-626-3400 or go to comments at c-span. like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. each week reel america brings the story of the 20th century. >> planned for months with brilliant coming, favored by our lack of readiness with a sky and sea all of their own, at #:55 a.m., hell broke loose. man-made hell. made in japan.
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sorrow, yes. bitter, grievous, mortifying
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sorr sorrow, for on this sabbath day, 2343 officers and enlisted men of or army, navy and marine corp gave their young lives in the service of our country. who were these young americans? let us pause for a few minutes at their hallowed graves and ask a few of them to make themselves known. who are you boys? come on, speak up, some is of you. >> i am robert r. kelly, united states army. i came from findlay, ohio. my parents are mr. and mrs. james e. kelly. >> i am alfred aaron rossen thal, united states navy. i lived in brooklyn, new york. my parents are mr. and mrs. henry rosenthal. i'm needer stable. united states marine corp. my home town is castalia, iowa.
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those are my parents, mr. and mrs. steven zabbo. >> i am moses anderson, united states navy, i lived on a farm in north carolina. my mother is mrs. abby allen. i am james webster late, united states navy. i'm from hunting ton park, california. my folks are mr. and mrs. william j. late. i am antonio tafoya, united states army. i live just outside of albuquerque, new mexico. my mother and father are mrs. jesus that foia. >> i am william schick, united states army medical corp. my home was chicago, illinois. my parents are mr. and mrs. william h. shake. my wife's name is lois.
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>> you have a baby now, lieutenant. he was born three months after pearl harbor. he is named after you, billy. and you may be pleased to know, he was born on your birthday. >> that is swell. thanks. >> but tell me one thing, lieutenant. how does it happen that all of you sound and talk alike? >> we are all alike. we are all americans. ♪ [ singing ] ♪ liberty to the we sing sunday afternoon on reel america, we feature tried by
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fire. a 19 15i6 episode of the u.s. army's the big picture, narrated by actor paul newman. december marks the 70th anniversary of the world war ii battle of the bulge and the film chronicles the 84th infantry during the battle, including american and german veterans reflecting on their experience. that is sunday at 4:00 p.m. eastern time ear on c-span's american history tv. tom brokaw has reported for nbc news on world events for more than 50 years. he recounts the fall of the berlin wall and the 2011 election and what is most memorable to him. and he shares anecdotes about before and after the camera was on and how news media has changed in the 21st century. luke russert conducts the interview which takes place


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