Pacific, The Lost Evidence: Saipan (2005)

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A week after D-Day and half a world away, American forces faced Japanese ground forces for the first time.

  • A cutting-edge combination of CGI animation and aerial footage.
  • As each moment unfolds, experts analyze the tactics and strategies.
  • Each episode offers an unforgettable profile of a pivotal engagement.

The footage sat for decades, its unique view of important encounters unseen. Shot from aircraft high above the Pacific, it captures the intense action as American forces battled Japanese defenders in the fabled “Island-Hopping” campaign that led to Japan’s doorstep.

Enriched with cutting-edge CGI graphics which create detailed contour maps of the islands, PACIFIC: THE LOST EVIDENCE sheds new light on some of WWII’s most important engagements.

Just over a week after the D-Day, on the other side of the world, 70,000 U.S. Marines stormed ashore on the Pacific island of Saipan. For the first time in the war, American fighting men stood on Japanese soil. Facing them were 30,000 Japanese soldiers, with massed tanks and artillery, determined to defend the island to the death.

PACIFIC: THE LOST EVIDENCE offers extraordinary insight into this climactic battle while following the men of the invasion force as they fought their way to ultimate victory--despite of one of the biggest Banzai charges of WWII.

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