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War Classics 10: Crusade in the Pacific DVD
War Classics 10: Crusade in the Pacific

War Classics 10: Crusade in the Pacific

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A global conflict lasting from 1939-1945, World War II was the greatest and most destructive war in history. Massive battles took place in Europe, Asia, Africa, and even the far-flung islands of the Pacific. More than 17 million military men of various warring nations perished during the conflict, and approximately 57 million civilians died as war casualties or were murdered in acts of genocide, such as occurred in Nazi death camps.In the end, WWII had strained the financial resources of major nationsso much so, they teetered on the brink of collapse. As the dust settled, these nations began the arduous process of rebuilding and starting anewthe memory of hard-fought battles and lives lost never to be forgotten.BLOODY IWOFeatured here isthe capture of Iwo Jimaa victory that meant the U.S. had a base for its battle-battered bombers and that also eroded the resolve of many of Japan's leaders.AT JAPAN'S DOORSTEP: OKINAWAThe topic of this gritty documentary is the fight for Okinawa, which culminated from a campaign by the 1st Marine Division and the first attack on an island that was considered national property.THE AIR WAR ON JAPANThe Air War on Japan is centered on the U.S. bombing strategy which evolved into atomic bomb usage, though the previously dropped fire bombs were far more devastating in terms of Japanese civilian casualties.THE SURRENDER AND OCCUPATION OF JAPANFinallyJapan surrenders. Covered here is how it happened and what occurred in theaftermath.SHIFTING TIDES IN THE ORIENTAs the only world power capable of dominating regions of the Pacific, the U.S. was thrown into the awkward position of acting as protectorall the while trying to maintain U.S. interests.WAR IN KOR
Title: War Classics 10: Crusade in the Pacific
Genre: Special Interest-War, Box Sets
Studio: Echo Bridge
Attributes: Black & White, AC-3
Release Date: 2/28/2006
Product Type: DVD
Rated: PG13
UPC: 096009386597
Item #: MTI035659

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