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  • Total content time: 10 hrs 29 min

Synopsis

Crusade in the Pacific: The War in the China-Burma-India Theater
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The War in the China-Burma-India Theater, covers what many people only think of as a sideshow to the real fighting of the Pacific War. In reality, the struggle to keep China supplied and able to resist Japanese incursion was a vital portion of U.S. strategy. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Stepping Stones to the Philippines
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Stepping Stones to the Philippines, covers the battles immediately preceding MacArthur's long awaited return to the Philippines, and examines the role his ego may have played in his decision making. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Bloody Iwo - The Capture of Iwo Jima
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Bloody Iwo - The Capture of Iwo Jima, investigates the battle of Iwo Jima, the climax of the land campaign in the Pacific theater. The capture of Iwo provided a valuable base for crippled U.S. bombers and in many ways broke the resolve of many of Japan's leaders. Also covered in detail is the raising of the flag atop Mt. Suribachi, the American equivalent of Russian troops hoisting the hammer and sickle over the Reichstag in Berlin. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Awakening in the Pacific
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Awakening the Pacific, covers the period of years immediately preceding the war, a time when U.S. and British interests reigned supreme and Japan was an empire no one took seriously. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Battle for the Marianas
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Battle for the Marianas, covers the battles that marked one of the last major U.S. offensives and returned Guam to American oversight. The battles marked a turning point in the war as the captured airfields, most notably on Saipan, gave the United States the bases it needed to carry out its program of strategic bombing. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: The War at Sea
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The War at Sea, covers the naval contests of the Pacific theater. The Pacific War was fought over long distances. During the conflict, Japanese and American forces would forever redefine naval warfare when the aircraft carrier replaced the battleship as the weapon of choice. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: MacArthur Returns to the Philippines
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode Crusade in the Pacific: MacArthur Returns to the Philippines, covers MacArthur's return, fulfilling a promise he had made four years previous. The bitter fighting for the islands is documented, including the battle that left Manila in ruins. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Attack in the Central Pacific - Makin and Tarawa
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Imperial Japan during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Attack in the Central Pacific - Makin and Tarawa, examines the brutal fighting over the tiny islands of the Central Pacific. Tiny atolls like Tarawa, an island the size of the Pentagon, became deadly killing grounds in a test of wills between American and Japanese soldiers. Seldom has infantry combat been so personal or brutal. The seizure of these islands gave rise to the legend of the Marine Corps. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: The U.S. and the Philippines
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The U.S. and the Philippines, covers the special relationship between the U.S. and the jewel in its Pacific crown, the Philippine Islands. The loss of these islands was not just a material loss, but a spiritual one. Douglas MacArthur would become obsessed with the idea of retaking the islands at almost any cost. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: The Air War on Japan
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The Air War on Japan, covers the strategic bombing campaign against Japan that ended with the dropping of the atomic bombs. While later attention has focused on the use of nuclear weaponry, the fire bombings that preceded it were far more devastating and killed many more Japanese civilians. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: The Rise of the Japanese Empire
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The Rise of the Japanese Empire, covers the initial stirrings of the Japanese war machine, including the military's decision to attack China without the approval of civilian authorities. This decision set Japan on a disastrous course, one that climaxed with the decision to attack the United States at Pearl Harbor. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: The Road Back - New Guinea
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The Road Back - New Guinea, covers the fight for New Guinea, a badly needed base for Japan's eventual plans for Australia. Untested American and Australian troops turned back Japan in a campaign still unbelievable for its bitter tenor. In some of the worst terrain on earth, the U.S. and Australian troops prevailed, and together with the Japanese defeat at Guadalcanal, drove the first nails into the Japanese coffin. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: America Goes to War in the Pacific
Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this installment in the World War II documentary series Crusade in the Pacific highlights the early battles in the war with Japan. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Guadalcanal - America's First Offensive
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Guadalcanal - America's First Offensive, covers the struggle for the island of Guadalcanal, the first true confrontation between untried U.S. troops and experienced Japanese divisions, veterans of fighting in China who, to this point, had never lost a battle. The word Guadalcanal still graces the unit patch of the 1st Marines, marines who came to call the island "Starvation Island," an island their opponents would label the "Island of Death." ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Speeding Up the Attack - The Marshalls
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Speeding Up the Attack - The Marshalls, covers the battles for the Marshall Islands, a campaign that forced the Japanese to abandon their most important base outside Japan, the critical supply point of Truk. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: The Pacific in Eruption
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific, covers the initial days of the war between the U.S. and Japan, including the attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of lightning offensives that resulted in the Japan controlling most of the Pacific theater. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Up the Solomons Ladder - Bougainville
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Up the Solomons Ladder - Bougainville, covers the second major campaign of the 1st Marine Division, the struggle for Bougainville. The capture of the island provided valuable lessons for both sides in the art of amphibious warfare, and served as further notice of the inexorable march of U.S. forces across the Pacific theater. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: The Navy Holds - 1942
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The Navy Holds - 1942, examines the naval battles of 1942, the year of decision in the Pacific. In battles like Coral Sea and Midway, the U.S. Navy demonstrated that they were the tactical equal of the Japanese. Their ability to absorb and replace losses sent a clear signal that Japan had made a critical error in its attack on the United States. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: At Japan's Doorstep - Okinawa
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Imperial Japan during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: At Japan's Doorstep - Okinawa, covers the fight for Okinawa, the culmination of a long campaign of island-hopping by the famed 1st Marine Division and the first assault on an island considered national property by the Empire of Japan. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: War in Korea, Part 1
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: War in Korea, Part 1, covers the aftermath of World War II, specifically the first real shooting confrontation of the Cold War in Korea. This tape covers events up until the landing of Marines at Inchon and the intervention of Communist Chinese forces. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: War in Korea, Part 2
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode Crusade in the Pacific: War in Korea, Part 2, covers the aftermath of World War II, specifically the first real shooting confrontation of the Cold War in Korea. This tape covers the events following the Chinese intervention including the dismissal of Douglas MacArthur by President Truman. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Palau - The Fight for Bloody Nose Ridge
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: Palau - The Fight for Bloody Nose Ridge, covers the U.S. attack on the islands that make up Palau, including, most notably, the island of Peleliu. Peleliu was the third major campaign for the hardened veterans of the 1st Marine Division. Much ink has been spilled on the necessity of attacking the island at all. The viciousness with which the Japanese defended it suggests that for them at least, that question was moot. Covered in some detail is the climax of the campaign, the fight for a small hill forever after known as Bloody Nose Ridge. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: War in the North - The Aleutians
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: War in the North - The Aleutians, covers the only battles of World War II to be fought on U.S. soil, namely the struggle for Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Bitter fighting in unbelievable climactic conditions was the hallmark of this little-known campaign. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: Shifting Tides in the Orient
Each episode of Crusade in the Pacific documents an important aspect of the United States' war with Japan in the Pacific Theater. This particular video deals with events following the war when the United States was left as the only world power capable of dominating the Pacific regions. In this tape, viewers examine the challenges to that dominance. The rise of regional nationalism and Communism put the United States in the awkward position of attempting to protect U.S. interests while still positioning themselves as the protectors of self-determination in the region. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

Crusade in the Pacific: The Surrender and Occupation of Japan
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The Surrender and Occupation of Japan, covers the surrender of Japan and its immediate aftermath. Hungry for allies in the postwar world, the United States made the decision to rebuild Japan as a bulwark against Communist influence in the Pacific region. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi

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