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|Synopsis: This set contains CRUSADE IN THE PACIFIC (5-PK) and PACIFIC WARRIORS (5-PK). |
CRUSADE IN THE PACIFIC:
This richly detailed, visually stunning documentary series covers the entire dramatic saga of World War II in the Pacific. From Manchuria to Hiroshima, the people, armaments, locations and battles of the epic conflict are covered in 20 unforgettable episodes. The Allies' crusade to defeat imperial Japan's bloody expansion featured difficult, heroic fighting at sea, in the air and on innumerable jungle islands.
The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 ignited a deadly four year war for strategic position in the Pacific Ocean. American air and sea power played major roles in turning the tide of the battle, but the hundreds of islands which made up the "squares" in this epic chess game could never have been taken without the blood, sweat and tears of the Marines. Each of these rocks concealed the potential for a dangerous air base and the war effort demanded that no stone be left unturned. This exciting series tells the full story of that ferocious amphibious assault, capturing every bloody footstep on the beach. Pacific Warriors brings together a wealth of documentary footage and historical insight, taking you from the eve of the war to the killing fields of Okinawa, and offering a fascinating look at the day-to-day lives of the "leathernecks" who fought and won the most vicious battles of World War Two.