Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
1950s TV documentary on WWII (Pacific theater)
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"CRUSADE IN THE PACIFIC is an early TV documentary series quite similar to VICTORY AT SEA stylistically-- most notably because of heavy soundtrack music, a booming narration and well-worn film clips of fighting between the United States and Japan during World War II. Each 30 minute episode examines a crucial stage in that bitterly contested war. Also covered are events that occurred immediately after hostilities ended.
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Program list for CRUSADE IN THE PACIFIC:
THE PACIFIC IN ERUPTION - Pearl Harbor and the offensive immediately after
AWAKENING IN THE PACIFIC - The years preceding the Pearl Harbor attack
THE RISE OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE - Japan's military build-up and China offensive
AMERICA GOES TO WAR IN THE PACIFIC:
THE U.S AND THE PHILIPPINES - The loss to Japan of a valued ally and a general's vow
THE NAVY HOLDS (1942) - The battles of Coral Sea and Midway show US determination
GUADALCANAL (America's First Offensive) - First hand-to-hand island fight is brutal
WAR IN THE NORTH (The Aleutians) - The only WWII battle fought on American soil (Alaska)
THE ROAD BACK (New Guinea) - Thwarting Japanese offensive plans against Australia
UP THE SOLOMONS LADDER (Bougainville) - Second major offensive of US 1st Marines
ATTACK IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC (Makin and Tarawa) - Huge struggles on tiny islands
THE WAR AT SEA - Examines all aspects of Pacific naval warfare
SPEEDING UP THE ATTACK (The Marshalls) - The capture of Japan's most vital warbase
STEPPING STONES TO THE PHILIPPINES - Battles that precede MacArthur's return
BATTLE FOR THE MARIANAS - Captured airfields like Saipan aid US strategic bombing plans
THE WAR IN THE CHINA/BURMA/INDIA THEATER - War on a second front strains Japan's resources
PALAU (The Fight for Bloody Nose Ridge) - 1st Marines fight for the island chain
MACARTHUR RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES - Covers fighting that left Manila in ruins
BLOODY IWO (The Capture of Iwo Jima) - This battle practically crushed Japanese resolve
AT JAPAN'S DOORSTEP (Okinawa) - Marines take first island that was Japanese property
THE AIR WAR ON JAPAN - Strategic bombing ends with devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
PACIFIC WAR'S AFTERMATH:
THE SURRENDER AND OCCUPATION OF JAPAN - Japan is a new ally in US struggle against Communism
SHIFTING TIDE IN THE ORIENT - The rise of Asian Communism endangers US interests
WAR IN KOREA (Part 1) - First shooting, and US Marines landing at Inchon is covered
WAR IN KOREA (Part 2) - As war continues, MacArthur is dismissed by Truman for insubordination"
One Of The Best ( Crusade In The Pacific )
G. Cabassa Jr. | New York, New York United States | 03/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A truly outstanding, detailed account of WW2s Pacific Campaign. Rich in info and great footage, this is easily one the THE BEST WW2 documentaries ever produced, they don't make shows like this anymore. Far superior to most WW2 documentaries that have been made in the last 30 years, this is a must have for anyone interested in WW2 and highly educational in demonstrating why we must fight."
Walt Klonizchii | Fairfield, CA | 11/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent value for $5-8 including shipping. 24x 25' episodes on 3 disks (8 episodes per disk). Other production houses package it as 4 disks (6 episodes per disk); I have these versions also. The episode navigation is faulty. Each episode is a single 25' chapter. When on episode #4 of any disk, you cannot skip chapter upward to #5 because it thinks it's on the final chapter. But you can fast-forward to the end of #4 and it will proceed to #5. Or you can access all chapters directly from the main menu. Overall sound quality and video quality are dated and poor. But this is archival WWII stuff, not HD Lucas/Spielberg. If you like WWII documentaries such as Ken Burns' The War, HBO's Band of Brothers, Victory at Sea, Frank Capra's Why We Fight, BBC History on WWII, and the History Channel, this is a great addition to reinforce and supplement the events of WWII. Share them with friends and family. I wish they would be used in public schools to prevent our society from forgetting "why we fight.""