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The untold history of the United States

Catalog no.:MOV05768
Releasedate movie:November 2012
Releasedate medium:2013
Kijkwijzer:
    Kijkwijzer advice 16 year or older
    Violence
    Anxiety effects
Genres:
  • Documentary [Movie]
  • History/Historical drama
  • War
  • Education
Total playing time:500 min.

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Product:3 DVD videos
Order info:
  • Fremantle Media Enterprises 6124
DVD Region:
  • Region 2 (Europe, The Netherlands)
TV standard:
  • PAL
  • Color
Spoken language:
  • English
Subtitles:
  • Dutch
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Summary

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Oscar-winner Oliver Stone has had great success with feature films about much-discussed events in American history, such as the assassination of President Kennedy and the Vietnam War.

With this ten-part documentary series he focuses on episodes that received less attention, but were certainly of great historical significance. Together with the historian Peter Kuznick, Stone combed the national archives of the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Germany and Japan in search of revealing documents, images and other information. In doing so, Stone and Kuznick focused on a variety of subjects. For instance, they wanted to know why President Harry Truman decided to drop the first atomic bomb on Japan and how the Cold War began. During their research, the makers also came across surprising information about the terms of office of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy and about the various wars in which America has been involved since 1945 - including the war on terrorism.