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Guadalcanal: The Island Of Death
Guadalcanal The Island Of Death
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
NR     2008     3hr 50min

This 2 DVD set deals with the first US offensive in WWII against Japan. The campaign included the Marines and the Navy. The campaign to secure the island lasted six months and it included six major naval battles.

     
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Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Educational, World War II, Military & War
Studio: Timeless Media Group
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 3hr 50min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Outstanding!
Derrik Mantel | Maplewood, MN USA | 04/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a spectacular documentary on Guadalcanal. It is the 2 disc version of the Timeless Media Group's Guadalcanal - Island of Death Documentary. There is a one disc version which has 9 reviews. This one has the wrong pubisher listed on the Amazon description which is why it might not get the proper attention it deserves.

It is nearly 4 hours (230 minutes) in length and does a specatacular job of telling the story. It contains commentary from 3 different historians and several veterans of the battle. It does a great job of highighting the ships lost in the various naval engagements. It does a nice job of comparing the aircraft involved. It uses computer animated maps to show troop movements for the major battles.

Here are the chapters on the two discs.

DISC 1
day of infamy* (does not appear on the one disc version of this video)
the rising sun* (does not appear on the one disc version of this video)
the coral sea* (does not appear on the one disc version of this video)
midway* (does not appear on the one disc version of this video)
pestilence
watchtower
first offensive
battle of savo island
first days ashore
the tenaru
battle for the eastern solomons
boredom and fear
battle of Edson's ridge
loss of the wasp* (does not appear on the one disc version of this video)

DISC 2
reinforcement and reassessment* (does not appear on the one disc version of this video)
matanikau river actions
battle of cape esperance
bombardment
battle for Henderson field
battle of the santa cruz isalnds (carrier hornet gets sunk here)
point cruz & koli point
naval battle of guadalcanal
2nd naval battle of guadalcanal
the final push

There is an extra feature on the Disc 2. A video timeline of parallel military actions that occurred during the same time frame as guadacanal. These is include North Africa(Tobruk and El Alamein) and Russian front (Rostov and Stalingrad.)

I am completely impressed by this documentary. Timeless media group has some specatacular offerings, this one is no exception. I hope they continue to build on this degree of quality on all their productions.
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