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Automobiles: Jeep DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: July 17, 1997
From the battlefields of World War II to the growing popularity of ''sport utility vehicles,'' here is the story of the humble Jeep, still going strong after more than 50 years.

It was one of the great stories of World War II. The little truck designed by the American Bantam Company and manufactured in huge numbers by Ford and Willys-Overland was vital to the Allied war effort. It was used as a combat vehicle, postal carrier, snowplow, and ambulance, among other things.

After the war, many thought the Jeep would fade away, but returning soldiers bought them by the thousands in war surplus sales, and it became clear that the old soldier had a new life in peace. The remarkable story of this enduring vehicle comes alive in JEEP. Extensive wartime footage shows these dogged vehicles in action-from fording streams to serving as the altar at a wedding! See how the Jeep has been modified over 50 years of production and several manufacturers, and explore the origins of its peculiar name.

From the front lines of history's greatest battles to today's city streets, here is the definitive look at the Jeep.

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