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Secrets of the Dead: Dogfight Over Guadalcanal
     

Secrets of the Dead: Dogfight Over Guadalcanal

Director: Michael Barnes,

Cast: Michael Barnes

 
One of history's most thrilling and seldom-told wartime stories unfolded in the summer of '42, when a Japanese pilot and an American fighter pilot squared off, head-to-head, in the skies above Guadalcanal. The Japanese pilot gunned down the American, who nonetheless miraculously escaped from the crash unharmed and made his way, undetected, through enemy territory. The

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One of history's most thrilling and seldom-told wartime stories unfolded in the summer of '42, when a Japanese pilot and an American fighter pilot squared off, head-to-head, in the skies above Guadalcanal. The Japanese pilot gunned down the American, who nonetheless miraculously escaped from the crash unharmed and made his way, undetected, through enemy territory. The PBS documentary Secrets of the Dead: Dogfight Over Guadalcanal resurrects this visceral, gut-wrenching series of events, step by step, via narrative readings of accounts from each of the men's diaries and a thrilling journey to the recently discovered and excavated American plane - which, astonishingly, still rests at its crash site many decades later.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/05/2006
UPC:
0841887008006
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Secrets of the Dead: Dogfight Over Guadalcanal
1. Introduction [1:04]
2. The Two Pilots [7:39]
3. Combat in the Skies [5:19]
4. The Battle Begins [9:02]
5. A True Gentleman? [7:41]
6. In the Jungle [7:16]
7. The Remains [8:58]
8. After the Battle [6:34]
9. Credits [1:06]

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