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WWII In HD Colour: The Island War (Discovery Channel Documentary)


Since December 1941, a vicious war against Japan was being waged in the Pacific. The Japanese were driven back across the ocean, island by island, in savage hand to hand fighting. American dominance at sea was finally established in „The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot“, when radar gave the US Navy advance warning of a huge Japanese attack and the last vestiges of Japanese naval air power were destroyed. But this film also looks at the war in the jungles, in places like Burma, where new specialist fighting units – like Orde Wingate’s Chindits – slowly pushed back the Japanese despite horrific conditions.

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