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Selected Streaming Videos
Admiral Chester Nimitz Story
This episode of the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture television series follows the life and career of Admiral Chester Nimitz, one of the greatest Navy commanders in U.S. history.
Allied Military Leaders, ca. 1917
Brief video from 1917 showing allied military leaders.
Art of War
Sun Tzu was a military genius, and his book The Art of War, written 2,400 years ago, is still the essential how-to guide for winning on the battlefield and, many argue, in business. This A&E Special...tells the epic story of Sun Tzu as it illustrates a conflict in which his tactics posthumously saved a city from defeat and paved the way toward the unification of China. Examples of historic battles ranging from antiquity to the present day repeatedly demonstrate that in war, a commander who understands strategy is the most dangerous weapon of all.
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-63) was a war hero and one of the South's most successful generals during the American Civil War (1861-65). After a difficult childhood, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in time to fight in the Mexican War (1846-48).
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses Grant (1822-1885) commanded the victorious Union army during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and served as the 18th U.S. president from 1869 to 1877. An Ohio native, Grant graduated from West Point and fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).
William Tecumseh Sherman
Perhaps the originator and the first practitioner of what the twentieth century came to know as "total war," William Tecumseh Sherman in 1864 commanded the Union armies of the West in the decisive drive from Chattanooga to Atlanta and the famous "march to the sea" across Georgia