Over 90 min of rarely before seen interviews, documentaries, war footage and more from private libraries of veterans from WWII. This action packed and stunning DVD contains the following programs: ''War in the Pacific (Part 1)'' - After the surprise attack against Pearl Harbor and the fall of the Philippines, the United States found itself being forced out of the Pacific by the mighty Japanese Imperial Navy. Admiral Yamamoto understanding that he must seek out the U.S. Navy and quickly destroy it before the ''Sleeping Giant'' could recover, forced the issue at places like the Coral Sea and Midway with devastating and unintended consequences. ''War in the Pacific (Part 2)'' - With the U.S Navy and Army Air Corps now in command of the sea and air the grueling campaign to take back the islands began. On islands like Tarawa and Saipan, Peleliu and Iwo Jima, Leyte and Okinawa the Japanese fought fanatically to defend the honor of the emperor. As the Americans planned for the invasion of Japan, a campaign General Bradley estimated would cause a million casualties, the war suddenly ended with the bright flash of a mushroom cloud over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ''Solomon Islands'' - The battle for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands was America s first opportunity to strike back at Japanese aggression. Nowhere in the Pacific was the battle more in doubt than those first bloody months in the malaria infested jungles of ''The Canal''. This DVD also features the mini documentary ''Battle of Midway'' - In remote part of the Pacific near Midway Island, the mighty Japanese Imperial Navy was finally checked in one of the most dramatic naval battles in history. In a span of a few minutes the cream of Japan s vaunted aircraft carrier fleet would be devastated, marking the beginning of the end for the Imperial Navy.
Release Date: 11 August 2008
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English