D-Days in the Pacific

Overview

The plurality of the title is not accidental: as this History Channel compilation reminds its viewers, the term "D-Day" refers not simply to the June 6, 1944 landing at Normandy, but to any major amphibious military operation. On that note, over 100 such D-Days transpired on the WWII Pacific Front. An unofficial successor to the History program World War II: The War in the Pacific, this sister documentary series analyzes in great detail the various military operations carried out by the USAF on the Pacific Front ...
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Overview

The plurality of the title is not accidental: as this History Channel compilation reminds its viewers, the term "D-Day" refers not simply to the June 6, 1944 landing at Normandy, but to any major amphibious military operation. On that note, over 100 such D-Days transpired on the WWII Pacific Front. An unofficial successor to the History program World War II: The War in the Pacific, this sister documentary series analyzes in great detail the various military operations carried out by the USAF on the Pacific Front of the early-mid 1940s. Themed segments include: Death at the Tideline, Closing the Jaws, The Final Graveyard, The Bloody Hills of Peleliu, Biography: Admiral Chester Nimitz, and Biography: General Douglas Macarthur.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2010
  • UPC: 733961226225
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 4:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,764

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- D-Days in the Pacific / Volume 1
1. Introduction [11:28]
2. From Guadalcanal to the Northern Flank [12:00]
3. Amphibian Assaults [8:21]
4. "Issue in Doubt" [6:51]
5. Three Savage Days [6:00]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Introduction [11:17]
2. Saipan: A Defender's Dream [8:36]
3. Night Maneuvers/on to Guam [10:18]
4. Operation Stalemate [:00]
5. Fire From Nowhere and Everywhere [7:38]
6. Credits [6:56]
1. Introduction [10:34]
2. Iwo Jima: Born to Be a Fortress [9:35]
3. A Shot in the Arm [6:52]
4. Target: Okinawa [6:00]
5. Kamikaze Attacks [11:42]
6. Credits [:30]
Disc #2 -- D-Days in the Pacific / Volume 2
1. Introduction [9:59]
2. Between the Wars [12:28]
3. Skill As a Strategist and Inspiring Loyalty [6:13]
4. Quick Successions of Victory [6:22]
5. Inflicting a Decisive Defeat [8:33]
6. Credits [:38]
1. Introduction [10:57]
2. Fighting With Style [10:17]
3. Brilliant Southwest Pacific Area Strategies [6:55]
4. Macarthur Indeed Returns [:00]
5. Challenging Truman/the Waning Years [7:35]
6. Credits [8:44]
1. Introduction [10:34]
2. The Old Breed [10:20]
3. The Acetylene Force of the Sun [8:10]
4. Filth and Fear [7:17]
5. The Toughest Part [7:59]
6. Credits [1:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- D-Days in the Pacific / Volume 1
   Death at the Tideline
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   Closing the Jaws
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   The Final Graveyard
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Disc #2 -- D-Days in the Pacific / Volume 2
   Admiral Chester Nimitz: Thunder of the Pacific
      Play All
   General Douglas Macarthur: Return of a Legend
      Play All
   The Bloody Hills of Peleliu
      Play All
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