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20th Century Timeline

6 DVD Collection

$ 29.98 MSRP

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Program Details

SKU:
89188
Language:
English
Genre:
Documentary
Starring:
Various
Co-Starring:
Various
Format:
DVD
Run Time:
21 hr 20 min
Rating:
No Rating
Region Code:
Region 1
Street Date:
05-20-2014
UPC:
683904891884

Packaging Details

Number of Discs:
6
Product Height (in):
7.54
Product Width (in):
5.355
Product Depth (in):
1.648
Product Weight (lbs):
1
Product Weight (oz):
0.9
Carton Height (in):
17
Carton Width (in):
13.938
Carton Depth (in):
8.563
Carton Weight (lbs):
23
Carton Qty:
24
Distributed By:
Mill Creek Entertainment
Catalog Title:
20th Century Timeline
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Synopsis

Over 20 Hours of Pop Culture & History!

Witness the most significant events from the last 100 years in this dynamic new 6 DVD collection! This salute to the Twentieth Century showcases the global milestones, remarkable achievements and legendary figures that shook and shaped the world in which we live. Through insightful narration, rare photographs and stunning footage, this fascinating collection ventures through the pop-culture and historical highlights that paved the way for future generations. From politics to Pac-Man, prepare to travel through the decades of the Twentieth Century! 

Bonus Content:

Discover the History of Your Life! Flashback to the “good old days” with this nostalgic and entertaining bonus disc that contains five programs capturing the life and times in America, from the 1940s through the 1980s. This insightful series spotlights the most notable figures and events that dominated headlines of each specific decade. 

 

Contents: 

Disc 1 – 1900s & 1910s

Welcome to the 20th Century!

Witness the birth of an era that changed the world forever. From the first flight of the Wright Brothers to the sinking of the Titanic, these were the decades of great change and coming of age for many modern societies. With the beginning and end of WWI still lingering and a sense of unrest and reform for much of the world, many seized the opportunity and sparked revolution and rebellion into all aspects of their lives.

·         1900 – Welcome to the 20th Century

·         1901 – Europe’s Grandmother

·         1903 – The First Flight of the Wright Brothers

·         1906 – Earthquake in San Francisco

·         1907 – The Magician and the Tsarina

·         1909 – Suffragettes

·         1911 – Discovering the South Pole

·         1912 – Titanic Sinks

·         1913 – The Last German Emperor

·         1914 – The Assassination in Sarajevo

·         1916 – The Battle in Verdun

·         1917 – The Russian Revolution

·         1918 – Revolution in Germany

·         1919 – The Peace-Treaty of Versailles

 

Disc 2 – 1920s & 1930s

Welcome to the 1920s & 1930s!

The Roaring '20s rang in hot with the prohibition of alcohol in the U.S. This piece of legislation marked a social and cultural trend that redefined modern society. Sadly, the decade ended with the deviating crash of the stock market and the day know as Black Friday. Amidst the drought and depression in America rose a new leader in Germany, Hitler. From the Nazi invasions in Europe to the catastrophes of The Spanish Civil War, explore the decades of creation and destruction that brought the world to their senses.  

·         1920 – Prohibition of Sales of Alcohol

·         1922 – Tutankhamen

·         1922 – Mussolini

·         1923 – Hitler's  Coup

·         1924 – Death of Lenin

·         1925 – Charlie Chaplin

·         1926 – The Black Venus

·         1927 – Lindbergh

·         1928 – The Discovery of Penicillin

·         1929 – Black Friday

·         1930 – Gandhi – The “Salt March”

·         1932 – The Crisis in Weimar

·         1933 – The Takeover of Hitler

·         1934 – Mao – “The Long March”

·         1936 – The Olympic Games in Berlin

·         1936 – The Spanish Civil War

·         1937 – Stalin, The Dictator

·         1937 – The Zeppelin Catastrophe

·         1938 – Peace Bought

·         1938 – The Night of Pogrom

·         1939 – Invasion of Poland

 

Disc 3 – 1940s & 1950s

Welcome to the 1940s & 1950s!

The devastating events of WWII had profound effects worldwide. The consequences of the deadliest conflict in human history lingered for decades to come. However, with the rise and fall of the Nazi Regime came a booming economy that influenced and improved the post-war era. From the baby boom to the legendary beginnings of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis, the decades of the 40s and 50s introduced a distinctly different society and culture of change and progress.  

·         1940 – Hitler In Paris

·         1941 – The “Barbarossa” Action

·         1941 – Pearl Harbor

·         1942 – Auschwitz

·         1943 – The Boy From Warsaw

·         1943 – Stalingrad

·         1944 – D-Day

·         1945 – Hiroshima

·         1945 – The Capitulation

·         1946 – Litigation at Nurnberg

·         1947 – Kampf Um Jerusalem

·         1948 – Aid Shipment for Berlin

·         1949 – Founding of the German States

·         1951 – Churchill’s Last Battle

·         1953 – Queen Elizabeth II

·         1953 – The Ascent of Mount Everest

·         1953 – Stones Against Tanks

·         1954 – A Bomb Explodes on Bikini Island

·         1954 – Marilyn Monroe

·         1955 – Adenauer in Moscow

·         1956 – Hungarian Revolution

·         1958 – Elvis

·         1959 – Cuban Revolution

 

Disc 4 – 1960s & 1970s

Welcome to the 1960s & 1970s!

Revolution, rebellion and rock and roll brought a series of firsts for the decades of the 60s and 70s. From the first man on the moon and the raging objection over the War in Vietnam to the Assassination of JFK and the Watergate Scandal, the complex decay of social order liberated a generation unrecognizable to the previous. Filled with new thoughts about cultural, social and political norms, these were the years that broke free from the constraints of previous generations to create some of the most significant advancements of the 20th Century.

·         1960 – Eichmann

·         1961 – The Wall in Berlin

·         1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis

·         1963 – The Kennedy Assassination

·         1964 – Cassius Clay

·         1965 – The Beatles

·         1966 – The Goal of Wembley

·         1967 – Benno Ohnesorg

·         1967 – Israel

·         1968 – The End of Prague Spring

·         1968 – The Execution

·         1969 – The First Man on the Moon

·         1970 – Salute in Warsaw

·         1972 – The Massacre in Munich

·         1972 – The Victim

·         1974 – The Guillaume – Scandals

·         1974 – The Watergate Scandal

·         1975 – Runaway from Vietnam

·         1976 – Mourning in Soweto

·         1977 – Kidnapping of Hans Marin Schleyer

·         1978 – The First Test-Tube Baby

·         1979 – The Iranian Revolution

 

Disc 5 – 1980s & 1990s

Welcome to End of 20th Century!

With the dawning of a new millennium in the near future and the remarkable technical and social advances created during this time, the final decades of the 20th Century are incomparable to any other. From the global tragedies of the Challenger Explosion and the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl to the remarkable advancements in global communication via the internet, these are the remarkable events that defined an era and brought a sense of economic liberation and multiculturalism never felt before.

·         1980 – Solidamosc

·         1981 – Assassination Attempt on the Pope

·         1982 – The Falkland War

·         1983 – Hitler’s “Diary”

·         1985 – The Story of Patient Zero

·         1986 – The Challenger Explodes

·         1986 – The Chernobyl Disaster

·         1987 – The Death of Uwe Barschel

·         1988 – Hostage Drama in Gladbeck

·         1989 – The Berlin Miracle

·         1990 – The German Unification

·         1991 – The Gulf War

·         1991 – Putsch Attempt in Moscow

·         1992 – The Bosnian Tragedy

·         1993 – The Failure in Somalia

·         1994 – Nelson Mandela

·         1995 – Israel

·         1997 – The Death of Lady Diana

·         1998 – The President and His Trainee

·         1999 – The Incomparable Century

 

Disc 6 – BONUS DISC – The Decade You Were Born 1940s-1980s

Ever wonder what life was really like the decade you were born? Prepare to discover the notable figures and events that dominated the decades and changed the course of history! Flashback to the “good old days” with this nostalgic and entertaining 5 program collection that captures the life and times in America – from the 1940s through the 1980s. This series reveals the fun and fascinating pop-culture and historical highlights of each decade. From politics & pantyhose to Pac-Man, prepare to travel through The History of Your Life.

THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN – 1940s

Your decade began with the election of F. D. R., the forty-hour work week, Walt Disney Studios released Fantasia, Nylon stockings went on sale and Glen Miller wrote the signature song, In the Mood.

THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN – 1950s

If you were born in the early fifties you are a Baby Boomer, the most influential and powerful group of Americans ever born.

THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN – 1960s

You decade opened with J. F. K., the cartoon The Flintstones appeared on Television, Chubby Checker started a new dance craze with the Twist and Alan Shepard made the first U.S. space fight.

THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN – 1970s

Your decade began with Richard Nixon, the beak up of the Beatles, Disney World, the waterbed, Atari’s video game Pong, the 8 track tape player and the disco ball became ’70s icons.

THE DECADE YOU WERE BORN – 1980s 

It was the decade of remarkable technology, MTV broadcast the first music video, there was a home-video store in every neighborhood and Pac-Man was the best-selling arcade game of all time.