ISLANDS OF DEATH: THE BLOODY WAR IN THE PACIFIC. 2-DVD Set. Relive the battles of GUADALCANAL, BOUGAINVILLE, TARAWA, Cape Gloucester, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, SAIPAN, Guam, Tinian, Peleliu, IWO JIMA, Okinawa. 5+ hours!
ISLANDS OF DEATH: THE BLOODY WAR IN THE PACIFIC
2-DVD Set. unning Time: Approx 5 Hours.
Experience firsthand the war in the Pacific - tremendous in scale, costly in life, forever imprinted on the minds and hearts of those who were there. Witness the story of the U.S. Marines, through their eyes and the lenses of Marine combat cameramen, in this stunning and unforgettable collection of historical footage. Never before had the world seen such heroism and self-sacrifice as was exhibited by the Marines in these pivotal battles of World War II. From bloody beaches and dense jungles to barren hilltops, you are there with the Marines at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima and many more. Relive it mow, with this tribute to the United States Marine Corps.
After eight months of desperate fighting, it was time for America to counterattack in the Pacific. The first landing of American forces on a Japanese held island occurred on August 7, 1942. Following six months of grueling combat on Guadalcanal, the United States began to fight its way back across the vast Pacific Ocean. Bougainville, Tarawa, Saipan - exotic names seldom heard in America before the war, yet, they would become forever etched in the minds of those who grimly fought for those islands.
America's island hoppng counterattack in the Pacific had driven the Japanese back. The pivotal battles for Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa would draw the Japanese forces into open combat with the Americans. In these bloody battles of attrition, the Japanese Empire's power in the Pacific would be irrevocably broken. This is the story of mistakes, heroism and sacrifice that were America's final offensives of World War II. These are the final battles that sounded the death knell of the Empire of the Rising Sun.