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5 Documentaries Spanning 2 Full Hours On The Brilliant Commander in Chief Of The United States Pacific Fleet (CinCPac) For U.S. Naval Froces, And The Commander in Chief Of The Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA) For U.S. And Allied Air, Land And Sea Forces During World War II, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #ChesterNimitz #ChesterWNimitz #Nimitz #PacificWar #AsiaPacificWar #PacificOceanTheatreOfWWII #PacificOceanTheaterOfWWII #SouthWestPacificTheatreOfWWII #SouthWestPacificTheaterOfWWII #AsiaticPacificTheater #Submarines #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
BIOGRAPHY (CBS): ADMIRAL CHESTER NIMITZ (Black And White, 1962, 23 Minutes)
The mother of all TV biography documentary series gives its standard-setting treatment to the top ranking American officer in the Pacific during World War II.
CARRIERS: BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA (Color, 1990, 23 Minutes)
An episode of the 1990 television documentary series on the history of the aircraft carrier and how Admiral Nimitz deployed utilized them in the most important naval action of the beginning of the Pacific campaign against Japan.
BATTLELINE: GUADALCANAL (Black And White, 1963, 23 Minutes) | FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES (Black And White, 1963, 23 Minutes)
Two episodes from the epic 1963 TV documentary series featuring an account from a soldier from each side of this great battle, the first episode concerning the first amphibious operations against Japanese forces in the Pacific, and the second the complex land, sea and air operations that resulted in the liberation of the Philippines.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: TYPHOON AT OKINAWA (1961, Black And White, 23 Minutes)
Walter Cronkite narrates as this episode of the venerable epic World War II documentary tv series explores the history of two great winds that struck the U.S. Navy's Third Fleet off the coast of Okinawa: one being the Japanese Kamikaze suicide planes that threw themselves into th fleet off the coast of Okinawa with great loss of men and materiel, and the other being Typhoon Connie that inflicted a comparably terrible loss.
Chester W. Nimitz, American admiral (February 24, 1885 - February 20, 1966) was born Chester William Nimitz in Fredericksburg, Texas, a German Texan as the son of Anna Josephine (Henke) and Chester Bernhard Nimitz, in Fredericksburg, Texas, where his grandfather's hotel is now the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site (The National Museum of the Pacific War). Chester William Nimitz Sr. was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CinCPac) and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA), commanding Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II. He signed the Japanese surrender document on September 2, 1945. Nimitz was the leading US Navy authority on submarines. Qualified in submarines during his early years, he later oversaw the conversion of these vessels' propulsion from gasoline to diesel, and then later was key in acquiring approval to build the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, whose propulsion system later completely superseded diesel-powered submarines in the US. He also, beginning in 1917, was the Navy's leading developer of underway replenishment techniques, the tool which during the Pacific war would allow the US fleet to operate away from port almost indefinitely. The chief of the Navy's Bureau of Navigation in 1939, Nimitz served as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) from 1945 until 1947. He was the United States' last surviving officer who served in the rank of fleet admiral. Chester Nimitz died of a stroke, complicated by pneumonia in the evening of February 20 at Quarters One, his naval quarters home on Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay, four days before his 81st birthday. His funeral on February 24 - what would have been his 81st birthday - was at the chapel of adjacent Naval Station Treasure Island, and Nimitz was buried with full military honors at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. He lies alongside his wife and his long-term friends and war companions Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Admiral Richmond K. Turner, and Admiral Charles A. Lockwood and their wives, an arrangement made by all of them while living.