• Presented by Reader’s Digest
• Coincides with the March broadcast of the hotly anticipated HBO® mini-
series The Pacific produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks
• Twelve hours of gripping U.S. military combat footage and powerful
• Includes Oscar®-winning documentaries by legendary director John Ford
• Rare color footage of the Battle of Midway and Iwo Jima
Reader’s Digest proudly presents a living history more compelling than any Hollywood fiction. From the pivotal battles that changed the course of the war to the heroic soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of democracy, WWII in the Pacific is an essential chronicle of the Pacific campaign. The combat action, including rare color footage of the Battle of Midway and Iwo Jima, is the real thing; no actors, no stunt men, no special effects. A must-own for anyone interested in live-action footage. WWII in the Pacific is history in the making.
Disc 1: America Taken by Surprise, 1941 - Military, newsreel, and archival footage tell the in-depth story of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
Disc 2: Attack and Counterattack, 1941-1943 - The attack on Pearl Harbor plunges America into war and on the offensive in the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, and Tarawa.
Disc 3: Victory in the Pacific, 1944-1945 - American forces turn the tide of war at Saipan, Tinian, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Philippines, Manila, and Okinawa.
Disc 4: Crucial Turning Points - Declassified files, rare color film, and explosive battle footage tell the stories behind the fifteen key battles that changed the course of WWII.
Disc 5: Headline Stories of the 20th Century: World War II - Eighty-four authentic wartime Hearst theatrical newsreels offer a fascinating time capsule history of WWII from the roots of the conflict to President Eisenhower’s tribute to G.I. Joe.
Disc 6: Going for Broke - The untold story of Japanese-American soldiers who valiantly fought for freedom around the world while their families battled prejudice and faced internment at home.
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