War & Military Documentaries:

World War II - Island Battles




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"Great real footage from the Pacific war. "
4 stars"
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Plenty of colour. Provides a good overview of the Pacific campagin. Dosen't cover the full pacific campagin and I don't know if there are other titles in this series but this is good in terms of the battles covered.


From 1942 to 1945 the allied forces reconquered numerous island which until then had been occupied by Japan. The battle of the Solomon Islands in 1942 as well as the conquest of Palaus in 1944 are only two examples of countless legendary island battles during the Pacific War. In 1945, the capture of the island Iwo Jima being situated only 1,000 km to the south of Tokyo enabled the allies for the first time to attack Japan directly.

1942/1943: America wins the battle of the Solomon Islands against Japan which thus lose the upper hand in the Pacific War.
1943: Gilbert Islands, Tarawa - due to strategic reasons America has to subdue Tarawa.
End of 1944: America has to recapture Palau from Japan in order to be able to advance towards the Phillipines.
1945: America conquers Iwo Jima. This island is of highly strategic importance as it is situated only 1,000km to the south of Tokyo. It is mainly used as a base to start off air campaigns.
Release date NZ
July 26th, 2007
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Length (Minutes)
  • Documentary
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