War Classics: Crusade in the Pacific [2 Discs] [DVD]
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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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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