War Classics: Volume 8
A global conflict lasting from 1939-1945, World War II was the greatest and most destructive war in history. Massive battles took place in Europe, Asia, Africa, and even the far-flung islands of the Pacific. More than 17 million military men of various warring nations perished during the conflict, and approximately 57 million civilians died as war casualties or were murdered in acts of genocide, such as occurred in Nazi death camps.
In the end, WWII had strained the financial resources of major nations so much so, they teetered on the brink of collapse. As the dust settled, these nations began the arduous process of rebuilding and starting anew—the memory of hard-fought battles and lives lost never to be forgotten.
GUADALCANAL, AMERICA'S FIRST OFFENSIVE
From the first actual confrontation between untested U.S. troops and the veteran Japanese forces that had yet to lose a battle, this film covers the dogged struggle for Guadalcanal.
WAR IN THE NORTH, THE ALEUTIANS
These are the bitter battles fought in harsh conditions on U.S. soil for control of Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
THE ROAD BACK, NEW GUINEA
The Road Back, New Guinea is an exploration of the fight for New Guinea, a clash that transpired on some of the planet's most unfavorable terrain, and yet, American and Australian troops prevailed.
UP THE SOLOMON'S LADDER—BOUGAINVILLE
The struggle for Bougainville was the second major campaign of the 1st Marine Division and provided both sides with valuable amphibious warfare skills.
ATTACK IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC: MAKIN AND TARAWA
The brutal fighting over these tiny islands in the Pacific is the subject of this documentary which illustrates the personal and brutal nature of such battles.
THE WAR AT SEA
These are the naval conflicts of the Pacific theater in which Japanese and American forces redefined naval warfare with the replacement of the battleship with the aircraft carrier.
- Actors: Narrated: Westbrook Van Voorhis
- Format: AC-3, Black & White, Dolby, NTSC
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
- Run Time: 150 minutes