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A Rousing Concise History Of The Pacific Ocean Theater Of The Second World War Completed Just After President Roosevelt Died And The Battle Of Okinawa Began (Black/White, 1945, 52 Minutes) PLUS BONUS TITLE: WAR STORIES WITH ERIC SEVAREID: VICTORY: OKINAWA, IWO JIMA AND TOKYO BAY, Covering The Final Battles Of The Asia-Pacific War And The End Of World War II (Color, 1991, 48 Minutes), Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! #PacificOceanTheatreOfWorldWarII #PacificOceanTheatreOfWWII #PacificOceanTheaterOfWorldWarII #PacificOceanTheaterOfWWII #AsiaticPacificTheater #PacificWar #AsiaPacificWar #BattleOfOkinawa #BattleOfIwoJima #TokyoBay #WarStories #WarStoriesWithEricSevereid #EricSevereid #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #MP4 #VideoDownload #DVD
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in April 1945, this Armed Forces Information Film documents the fierce battles that raged throughout the Pacific Ocean between the Americans and Japanese during World War II. Stark battlefield footage of both naval and ground operations, taken by American and Japanese cameramen alike, graphically illustrate the epic struggle for control of this bloody theater of operations and its context as the largest surface area within which the hostiliities of the Second War War took place.
The Pacific Ocean Theater Of World War II was a major theater of the Pacific War, the war between the Allies and the Empire of Japan. It was defined by the Allied powers' Pacific Ocean Area command, which included most of the Pacific Ocean and its islands, while mainland Asia was excluded, as were the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, Borneo, Australia, most of the Territory of New Guinea, and the western part of the Solomon Islands. It officially came into existence on March 30, 1942, when US Admiral Chester Nimitz was appointed Supreme Allied Commander Pacific Ocean Areas. In the other major theater in the Pacific region, known as the South West Pacific theatre, Allied forces were commanded by US General Douglas MacArthur. Both Nimitz and MacArthur were overseen by the US Joint Chiefs and the Western Allies Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCoS). Most Japanese forces in the theater were part of the Combined Fleet (Rengo Kantai) of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), which was responsible for all Japanese warships, naval aircraft, and marine infantry units. The Rengo Kantai was led by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, until he was killed in an attack by U.S. fighter planes in April 1943. Yamamoto was succeeded by Admiral Mineichi Koga (1943-44) and Admiral Soemu Toyoda (1944-45). The General Staff (Sanbo Honbu) of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) was responsible for Imperial Japanese Army ground and air units in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. The IJN and IJA did not formally use joint/combined staff at the operational level, and their command structures/geographical areas of operations overlapped with each other and those of the Allies. In the Pacific Ocean theater, Japanese forces fought primarily against the United States Navy, the U.S. Army who had 6 Corps and 21 Divisions, U.S. Marine Corps who had only 6 Divisions. The United Kingdom (British Pacific Fleet), New Zealand, Australia, Canada and other Allied nations also contributed forces.