SummaryContains seven documentaries: "The battle of Midway" is a U.S. Navy-sponsored documentary about one of the most famous modern naval battles, fought in the Pacific during World War II. The celebrated director John Ford presents the battle as it happened with little, if any, post-production elements added other than narration. "Report from the Aleutians" is a John Huston film about the soldiers assigned to the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific, the most remote outpost of World War II. "The Memphis Belle" is William Wyler's look at a legendary American air force crew. "Eyewitness to war" takes a look at the men and women who reported back from the battlefield. "The fighting lady" is an examination of the brave Navy troops who fought in the war. "The 6th marines at Okinawa" is about the troops who made the first landing on the Japanese island of Okinawa. And, finally, "The last bomb" was shot at the end of the war as the last airborn American fighters flew over Japan. "Thunderbolt:" hosted by Jimmy Stewart is the story of the 57th Fighter Group's missions over Italy. "Task Force" tells the story about the dangers faced by the intrepid sailors and their critical voyages.
ContentsDisc one: Battle of Midway
6th Marines at Okinawa
Disc two: Thunderbolt
Disc three: Report from the Aleutians
Eyewitness to war
The last bomb
Memphis Belle (B-17 bomber)
United States. -- Marine Corps. -- Marine Division, 6th.
World War, 1939-1945 -- History.
Midway, Battle of, 1942.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan.
Documentary television programs.
|Publisher|| Eugene, Or. :Timeless Media Group,2010
|Other Titles|| WW II in color
World War Two in color
World War Two
World War II in color
Wyler, William, 1902-1981, narrator.
Stewart, James, 1908-1997, host.
Timeless Media Group, publisher.
United States. Marine Corps.
United States. War Department.
Title from discs.
DVD; standard full frame; Dolby digital stereo, playable worldwide, interactive menu, chapter selections, bonus feature.
3 videodiscs (approximately 406 min.) : sound, b & w & color ; 4 3/4 in.