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The Life, Times And Battles Of Isoroku Yamamoto, Marshal Admiral And Commander-In-Chief Of The Combined Fleet Of The Imperial Japanese Navy During World War II, As Seen Through The Lens Of Five Documentaries, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 2 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #IsorokuYamamoto #AdmiralYamamoto #MarshalAdmiral #Gensui #ImperialJapaneseNavy #IJN #OperationVengeance #Assassinations #PacificWar #AsiaPacificWar #PacificOceanTheatreOfWWII #PacificOceanTheaterOfWWII #SouthWestPacificTheatreOfWWII #SouthWestPacificTheaterOfWWII #AsiaticPacificTheater #AirWarfareOfWWII #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
ISOROKU YAMAMOTO: GRAND ADMIRAL IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (Color, 45 Minutes)
This early 1970s British/American documentary expounds upon the dramatic difference between Yamamoto as he actually was and his Allied wartime charicature. Includes interviews with those who personally knew him, including his eldest son, as well as the American airman who, years after killing Yamamoto when he shot down the plane he was a passenger in, became a great admirer of Yamamoto the man as distinguished from Yamamoto the enemy. Every student of the Second World War in general and the Asia/Pacific Theater of World War II in particular needs to see this documentary!
MEN IN CRISIS: HALSEY VS YAMAMOTO (Black And White, 1964, 20 Minutes)
Edmund O'Brien narrates an installment of the definitive "opponent vs opponent" documentary series, which explores Japanese Admiral Yamamoto's titanic struggle over control of the Pacific with American Admiral "Bull" Halsey during World War II.
COMBAT AT SEA: THE ADMIRALS: NIMITZ VERSUS YAMAMOTO (Color, 1991, 49 Minutes)
Monte Markham narrates this comprehensive view of the similarities and contrasts in the lives, personalities and tactics of the two men responsible for the greatest Naval battles of history: America's Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet and all Allied Air, Land and Sea forces in the Pacific, and Isoroku Yamamoto, Japan's Marshal Admiral And Commander-In-Chief Of The Combined Fleet.
BETWEEN THE WARS - AMERICA IN THE PACIFIC: THE CLASH OF TWO CULTURES (Color, 1978, 25 Minutes)
Though the quality of the archival copy from which this DVD title was recorded was very poor, the quality of the documentary itself is very excellent and a gem within the 8000+ hours of video in the EarthStation1.com archives. Narrated by the greatly credible American journalist Eric Severeid, himself a World War II radio correspondent, it makes clear from the beginning that the bigoted nature of American diplomacy in the years before World War II had a direct relation to the rise of militarist rule in Japan which ultimately lead to Pearl Harbor. Did you know that the pivotal moment in the rise of Japan's militarist clique was the 1924 American anti-immigration laws that prevented Japanes from emigrating here simply because they were Japanese? There are more suprises here both for Japanese and American students of history!
FROM ENEMY TO ALLY (Black And White, 1969, 15 Minutes)
Heart newsreel short subject on the political and economic rise of Japan from the ashes of World War II, the rule of General MacArthur, land reform (the only peaceful land reform to take place in all of 20th century Asia), the secularization of the Imperial family's status and, most importantly, the institution and maintenance of good relations between America and Japan.
Japanese Grand Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943) was born Isoroku Takano in Nagaoko, Honshu. He was the military chief and top strategist of the Japanese navy, who masterminded their successful Pearl Harbor attack of December 7th 1941 and was defeated in their failed attack on Midway Island in early June of 1942, a defeat which turned the course of the war against Japan, just as and when he warned that the tide of the war would turn against Japan. He was adamantly against his country attacking the United States to begin with, having been a Harvard alumnus and accounting as his greatest hero Abraham Lincoln, but once the Emperor sided with Yamamoto's enemy General Tojo in support of an attack against America and Great Britain, he declared "I am the sword of my Emperor" and devoted himself to planning, organizing, directing and controlling the Pearl Harbor attack plans, as well as its many subsidiary operations against the US and UK. He was killed on April 18, 1943, after Americans intercepted and decoded radio reports of his whereabouts - radio signals which may have been broadcast with the complicity of Yamamoto's enemies in order to bring attention to them - and then dispatched planes as part of Operation Vengeance to shoot his plane down. The pilot who got credit for the shoot-down, Capt. Thomas George Lanphier, Jr., asserted he did so when he simply cleared his guns during a head-on approach of Yamamoto's plane, and to his surprise, Yamamoto's plane caught fire and began to go down. Lanphier conducted follow-up attacks on Yamamoto's crippled plane, and watched it dive in flames into the jungle from low altitude. While maintaining pride in his accomplisment, he came in later life to became a great admirer of the Admiral, while understanding first-hand the tragedy of the necessity to have to fight and kill him instead of his enemies.