National Geographic: The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal

National Geographic: The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal

Director: Robert Kenner

Cast: Robert Kenner, Stacy Keach

     
 

The Pacific Ocean island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Island chain became pivotal during World War II. The Japanese sought control of Guadalcanal to expand operations into Australia and for six month during 1942, the Allied forces attempted to stop them. The battle was long and bloody, the advantage gained and lost on both sides more than once. A total of 50 ships…  See more details below

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The Pacific Ocean island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Island chain became pivotal during World War II. The Japanese sought control of Guadalcanal to expand operations into Australia and for six month during 1942, the Allied forces attempted to stop them. The battle was long and bloody, the advantage gained and lost on both sides more than once. A total of 50 ships from both sides went down and 50 years later, Dr. Robert Ballard, who located the wrecks of the Titanic and the Bismarck, went underwater to explore the wreck. Using underwater footage, still photographs, and interviews with surviving WWII veterans, this documentary also highlights the excitement of underwater exploration, and the danger. Former President George Bush introduces the program.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
UPC:
0727994750512
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
Nat'l Geographic Vid
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
38,579

Special Features

Closed Caption; Guadalcanal fact file

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [3:22]
2. Pieces of the Past [3:07]
3. Japan's Early Dominance [5:58]
4. Mapping Iron Bottom Sound [2:35]
5. A British Spy's Tale [3:43]
6. U.S. Troops Arrive [14:01]
7. Wrecks Found [6:08]
8. A Valuable Airstrip [7:26]
9. Painful Memories [5:10]
10. Malaria & Hunger [3:43]
11. Mechanical Failures [3:31]
12. Henderson Field [6:56]
13. The Japanese Retreat [4:24]
14. An Aborted Dive [3:53]
15. A Final Assault [9:37]
16. Glimpses of History [9:56]
17. An Island Secured [2:52]
18. The Japanese Surrender [4:21]
19. Conclusion [5:22]
20. End Credits [2:29]

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