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Welcome to The Historical Archive

Your one stop resource for rare vintage film collections, book archives and much more convenienty packaged in CD and DVD format for your enjoyment. Browse our shop where you will find all manner of history, genealogy, war and nostalgia items for your continuing education and entertainment. From vintage TV commercials to memorable moments in history, our many products are sure to satisfy your educational itch.

  Our Featured Product

Airborne to Battle Documentary DVD

The Airborne to Battle Big Picture documentary is a story about the history and development of the airborne Army. The documentary examines shows how the existence of a well-trained airborne Army, capable of moving anywhere on the globe on short notice, is an important factor in deterring aggression. "Airborne To Battle" begins with scenes of the first controlled flights which took men into the sky. Viewers will see the first of the daredevil barnstormers who jumped from fragile wings to thrill Sunday crowds after World War I. You will also see Signal Corps cameramen catch the first combat jump by men of the U.S. Army -- an aerial assault on Sicily in July 1943 and many other elements of this unique military asset. This is a remarkably fine film presentation on the subject of flying infantrymen -- human bolts of thunder striking from the sky and ever-ready to defend our country at a moments notice.

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We created a new store category to better organize our growing collection of genealogy resources - organized by state. Visit the colection at The Genealogy Collection

We are currently working on a long term project to bring The Big Picture War Documentaries into our collection of war DVDs. You can see our growing collection at The Big Picture Film Series.

High Resolution videos of the Apollo Missions from the Space Vehicles in our Space History product category.

We have added additional products to our railroad collection, including interesting collections about Subways and Trolleys as well as an interesting collection of Frisco Employee's Magazine.

Vintage art techniques are hot. Learn the Art of Illuminated Manuscripts and Human Anatomy Drawing with these two latest additions to our catalog.

Two years in the making, it is our pleasure to present the official release of the Master Edition of The War of the Rebellion - the only fully searchable, page perfect digital edition of the OR. (Press Release)

Locomotives - those hugely powerful motors on wheels - were the critical invention in making rail travel possible. View our new collection Early Locomotives and Their History to learn more about these powerful machines.

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