War File: Battlefield - Guadalcanal

Overview

An event immortalized by the novelist James Jones in his roman The Thin Red Line, the Battle of Guadalcanal marked one of the first major land-based conflicts of the Pacific region in World War II. As such, it jump-started the entire Pacific Front of the war. Strategists regarded the South Pacific island of Guadalcanal as both a territory pivotal to the successful defense of eastern Australia, and the first step in the acquisition of a series of islands that would lead Allied troops to mainland Japan. The ...
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Overview

An event immortalized by the novelist James Jones in his roman The Thin Red Line, the Battle of Guadalcanal marked one of the first major land-based conflicts of the Pacific region in World War II. As such, it jump-started the entire Pacific Front of the war. Strategists regarded the South Pacific island of Guadalcanal as both a territory pivotal to the successful defense of eastern Australia, and the first step in the acquisition of a series of islands that would lead Allied troops to mainland Japan. The documentary program War File: Battlefield - Guadalcanal recounts the details of the Guadalcanal battle by profiling the military figures responsible for it and discussing such elements as the weaponry employed, the tactics and strategies used and the individual steps taken toward an ultimate victory.
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Special Features

Excerpts from other titles in the series; Test your knowlege; Ask the experts
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • UPC: 723721226466
  • Source: Cromwell Productions
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,454

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Guadalcanal
2. Introduction [2:32]
3. The Prelude [5:27]
4. The Commanders [4:56]
5. The Weapons [14:23]
6. The Landings [32:51]
7. Progress at a Price [10:50]
8. Closing in on Japan [18:32]
9. The Ultimate Weapon [5:12]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Guadalcanal
   Play Guadalcanal
   Scene Selection
   Ask the Experts
      Describe the Procedure For Dropping a Bomb From the B-25 Bombers
      What Was the Thatch-Weave Tactic?
      Describe a Mission From the Allied Air Base on Guadalacanal
      What Was a Typical Daytime Mission Like?
      What Happened After the Disastrous Landing on the Hornet?
      How Many Japanese Aircraft Were Available For Kamikaze Tactics at the Battle of Okinawa?
      Describe the Japanese Zero Fighter and Your Encounter With It
      What Type of U.S. Aircraft Carriers Were in the Pacific?
   Test Your Knowledge
   Excerpts From Other Titles in the Series
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