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The Life And Times Of The British Field Marshal In Command Of Southeast Asia Forces During WWII! 3 Hours Packed Into 11 Films On 1 Dual Layer All Regions DVD!
BILL SLIM: FIELD MARSHAL BRITISH ARMY (45 Min., Color)
This early 1970s British/American documentary gives excellent insight into the military career of a working class soldier who worked his way through the ranks during World War I and the period between the wars to find himself leading a defeated and demoralized British army in Asia to hard-earned victory and pride in themselves and their achievements. Even blue-blood officers such as Lord Louis Montbatten cherished his personal and professional relationship with him, as he avers in the course of this documentary. Commanding what was often referred to as "the forgotten army", his victories over Japanese armies that had never known defeat has secured for him a place of honor in military history generally and World War II history especially, and this documentary goes far in promoting this place of honor and to prevent his contributions and the armies that he lead from being forgotten.
STILLWELL ROAD (1945, 51:02)
Future US president Ronald Reagan narrates this overview of one of the most extraordinary achievements of military engineering of the second world war and as well as the twentieth century - the building of a road stretching all the way from India to China, cutting through dense jungle and blasting through impassable mountains - all while under constant threat of attack by the Japanese. The history of the Allies in Asia during the whole of the war is also analysed, specifically concentrating on the engineering and logistical on the one hand, and the constant battle and military campaigning on the ground and in the air on the other. Includes archival footage of General Slim, as well as General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell, Flying Tigers General Claire Chennault, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, General Douglas MacArthur, General Claude Auchinleck, Admiral Ernest J. King, General George C. Marshall, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, General Archibald Wavell & more.
SECRET AMERICAN INFORMATION FILMS: FILM COMMUNIQUE, NINTH ISSUE: BATTLE OF THE HILLS | COMBAT BULLETIN NO. 17: OPERATIONS IN BURMA (FEATURES "THE CHINDITS") | COMBAT BULLETIN NO. 23: C.B.I. (CHINE, BURMA, INDIA): B-29s IN OPERATION | COMBAT BULLETIN NO. 28: ACTVITIES IN BURMA | COMBAT BULLETIN NO. 30: BURMA OPERATIONS | COMBAT BULLETIN NO. 34: BURMA ROAD LINK | COMBAT BULLETIN NO. 35: INDIA-BURMA: ACTIVITIES IN BURMA | COMBAT BULLETIN NO. 37: INDIA-BURMA | COMBAT BULLETIN NO. 42: ACTIVITIES IN BURMA (47 MINUTES, B&W).
Nine secret US military information films circa 1944 to 1945 intended to show officers with the appropriate security clearances the true state of the war in the theater of operations under the command of Field Marshal Slim.
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