AKA: Crusade in the Pacific
James E. Adam | Baltimore, Md. | 12/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK I got ripped off on this one as this is the exact duplicate of Crusade in the Pacific, which I already owned.
I also own Victory at Sea, the cheaper set, in which the picture quality is awful - washed out black and white. Also several of the episodes were cut by 4 mins. So War/Crusade in the Pacific is a better buy, all episodes are uncut and the picture quality is much better."
An Excellent Account
Carman F. George | Maryland, USA | 04/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I received this two-CD set as a gift and was pleasantly surprised. The name of this documentary is actually "Crusade in the Pacific" and was produced in the early 1950's. The narrator, the great Westbrook Van Voorhis, is excellent in describing the events of the great Pacific conflict. All the key events are well covered and are interspersed with first-hand accounts of soldiers in the field and excerpts of some key speeches by the war leaders of the time. I was especially impressed by the extent of the coverage which deals with the pre-war situation in the Pacific and concludes with the independence movements in such areas as the former Dutch East Indies, colonial India and French Indo-China. It also devotes a chapter to the Korean War. There are enough facts in the documentary to hold the interest of the viewer and the video footage is truly outstanding.
History buffs will be hard pressed to find a better documentary of the Pacific war. Well done.