Echo Bridge Entertainment

Crusade in the Pacific Volume 2

Documentary, War
Crusade in the Pacific Volume 2
0-96009-97059-8
Synopsis
As one of the most economically-crippling, high-casualty, and devastating wars in history, World War II still stands as the conflict that revolutionized the planet. Using authentic wartime footage, this exclusive collection of classic war films and documentaries is a rare glimpse into history as it happened—these are the crucial stages of the Pacific front as you’ve never before seen them. Crusade in the Pacific…you'll feel like you’re on the front lines!

SPEEDING UP THE ATTACK, THE MARSHALLS
Highlighted are the battles for the Marshall Islands, a skirmish that forced the Japanese to abandon their most important base—a critical supply site in Truk.

STEPPING STONES TO THE PHILIPPINES
Stepping Stones to the Philippines covers the combat prior to MacArthur's much-anticipated return, and explores the hand his ego may have had in the decisions he made.

BATTLE FOR THE MARIANAS
The Battle for the Marianas, one of the last U.S. offensive campaigns, proved to be a strategic victory that provided bases on captured airfields, allowing the Allies to continue with crucial air strikes.

THE WAR IN THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER
Though these battles are thought to be a side note to the ""real"" fighting in the Pacific, the crusade had an important purpose: to keep China supplied and able to stave off Japanese invasion.

PALAU: THE FIGHT FOR BLOODY NOSE RIDGE
When the islands of Palau were attacked by the Allies, the Japanese defended them with such viciousness that their importance became clearly evident. The brutal battle centered on the island of Peleliu and culminated at the top of a small hill known from then on as Bloody Nose Ridge.

MacARTHUR RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES
Upholding a vow he made four years earlier, MacArthur makes his resolute return to the Philippines and bitter fighting commences. Highlighted is the battle that nearly destroyed Manila.

BLOODY IWO
Featured here is the capture of Iwo Jima—a 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: OKINAWA
The 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 JAPAN
The 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 JAPAN
Finally—Japan surrenders. Covered here is how it happened and what occurred in the aftermath.

SHIFTING TIDES IN THE ORIENT
As the only world power capable of dominating regions of the Pacific, the U.S. was thrown into the awkward position of acting as protector—all the while trying to maintain U.S. interests.

WAR IN KOREA
War in Korea is an in-depth examination of the aftermath of World War II, specifically the Cold War's first gun battle in Korea.

Not Rated - Adult Situations, Violence, Nudity / Available in Canada