War in Color Gift Set (2000)
|Comprising WWII IN COLOR, WWII IN COLOR: THE BRITISH STORY and KAMIKAZE IN COLOR, this three-disc, digitally mastered gift set documents the horrors of World War II the way the soldiers saw it--in color--and offers viewers a true picture of combat.|
WWII IN COLOR: Color footage includes Hitler and Eva Braun, D-Day, a B-17 bombing raid over Germany, the Allied advance into France and Italy, the liberation of Dachau, Midway, Saipan, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Hiroshima. Complementing the extraordinary color images is a 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound audio mix that places you in the middle of the action. Additional bonus features include a timeline with vintage newsreels and photos that give an overview of WWII as well as a global map that separates the war into Pacific and European battles. Another bonus included is Combat America--an uncut 60-minute government film narrated by Clark Gable.
WWII IN COLOR: THE BRITISH STORY: This stunning and vivid account of Britain during World War II covers the events that happened on the home front between the years 1934 and 1945. It tells the remarkable story of Britain's involvement in WWII using much previously unseen color film footage, letters and diaries of the people who lived through this unforgettable period. It includes color film of Winston Churchill before the 1945 election, British prisoners of war at a liberated prison camp in Burma and spectacular footage of D-Day landings. Brilliant color footage is also featured of a Royal visit to Warrington, and of the Hampshire Regiment at their training camp at Seaford in Sussex in 1934 and of Oswald Mosley's Nazi-sympathizing Blackshirts marching along London's Embankment in 1940.
KAMIKAZE IN COLOR:WWII was a desperate time when humans found new and more terrible ways of killing each other. Out of this desperation came the Japanese suicide bomber known as the Kamikaze. To the Kamikaze, bomb and bomber were one and the same. Called into power by Emperor Hirohito and creatively offered the new rank of "god," 2,500 men were to spend their last terrifying moments as human artillery streaking towards their targets encased in airplanes, mini subs and small boats. These "Knights Of The Divine Wind," so horrifyingly accurate in their attack, took the lives of over 7,000 servicemen and women during the reign of those first initiated...and there were still 4,500 Japanese men being prepared for knighthood. The fear of these human weapons became a critical factor in the United States' decision to avoid an invasion of the Japanese mainland and, instead, drop the atomic bomb. This extraordinary production takes you close to ground zero of these devastating attacks. Featuring astounding, never before seen footage from U.S. and Japanese archives. This incredible film features footage from cameramen who narrowly escaped with their lives as well as the words of the men who were actually there. You will experience the Kamikaze more vividly than you ever thought possible. This film stands as an important and provocative look at some of the most horrible wartime tactics ever imagined...tactics that continue to haunt the world to this day.
"[British] ...real and haunting... devastatingly heartbreaking. Boxoffice Magazine
"[WWII] ...rare color footage... up-close combat. Columbian
Editor's NoteThis three volume set is a collection of documentaries on war, loaded with color footage. Titles included are WWII IN COLOR, WWII IN COLOR: THE BRITISH STORY, and KAMIKAZE IN COLOR. See individual titles for further details.