The Definitive World War 2 Box Set Containing - Iwo Jima in Colour, World War 2 in Colour & Kamikaze in Colour

Release Date: 05 September 2011 | Certificate: Exempt
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Iwo Jima in Colour

Just 660 miles from Tokyo the small Pacific island of Iwo Jima was vital to Americas plan to defeat the Japanese in World War II. On February 19th 1945 the Marine Divisions stormed the islands heavy defended shores.

Assault on Iwo Jima relives the epic battle that followed through recollections from the front, commentary from military historians and extensive footage. Operation Detachment was supposed to last three or four days. It turned into an epic 36 day struggle that saw nearly 28,000 soldiers lose their lives, 6821 Americans and 21,000 Japanese.

It remains the bloodiest battle in the history of the US Marine Corps. Contains incredible full colour footage of this epic struggle for victory.
Hells Volcano is the ultimate chronicle of the momentous battle. From the first mass landing of 30,000 Marines to finally flushing out the remaining Japanese defenders more than a month later. Go deep inside the defensive tunnels under Mount Suribachi that allowed the Japanese to hold out for so long. See incredible footage and hear chilling stories from the survivors. Contains amazing colour and black and white footage.

From the planning of the assault to the vital role the island played in the bombing of Japan, this is the complete story of Iwo Jima.

World War 2 in Colour

Only by confronting the unrelenting horror of World War II can we truly know heroism. This programme contains amazing war action at is most shocking enabling you to experience the full terror, chaos and courage that forged the shape of the world we live in today. This programme portrays Word War II in the way the soldiers themselves saw it….in colour. Now, this footage has been declassified, originally thought too shocking to the public by governments around the world. Using the latest digital technology these disturbing images have been carefully restored. Used as sensitively as possible the more dramatic footage is included to give the viewer a safe vantage point from which to honour the soldiers and to understand what they experienced during this brutal era. Colour footage includes Hitler & Eva Braun at the Eagles Nest, D Day landing and march into Paris, B17 bombing raid over Europe, The Battle of Midway, combat footage of Saipan, Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, flame throwers ousting Japanese snipers from caves, Dogfights and war torn aircraft wiping out on their return to aircraft carries and the devastation of the A bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Kamikaze in Colour

Were they crazed soldiers brainwashed by the Imperial Command or brave men whose history and tradition taught that honour and suicide had common bonds resulting in an inevitable solution to defend their homeland? From the battles of Leyte Gulf and Okinawa to the final day of the war, this programme documents one of the most terrifying phenomenon ever to grace the theatre of war. ‘Kamikaze’, meaning ‘divine wind’ was a method of attack the Allies seemed unable to defend against. Even today, the suicide bomber is one of the most feared forms of attack.
Shocking, rare colour footage shows the violent impact these devastating missions wrought on the United States Pacific Fleet. From the inception of the ‘suicide’ concept to the inevitable expansion to other branches such as ‘suicide boats’, ‘suicide submarines’, the ‘Oka’ Piloted Bomb and ‘Human Bullets’, these new lethal weapons sent shivers of fear amongst the Allied sailors and soldiers. This programme explores the traditions and beliefs of the Japanese, which enabled thousands of young men to sacrifice themselves in the name of their Emperor and their country.

Release Date: 05 September 2011
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification

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Catalogue No: IMC803D