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Five-Night Event Premieres November 15 at 9/8c — See amazing color footage from the battle of Iwo Jima.
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The Battle Of Iwo Jima

My friend and I made this video for our history class, and we failed. There are some really good facts and truths in this vid, but most of it, admittedly, is bloopers. YES, all of these clips were shot by us, and YES, we put in a LOT of work. Enjoy!
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WORLD WAR II- SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Iwo Jima , officially Iwo To , volcanic island, c.8 sq mi (21 sq km), W Pacific, largest and most important of the Volcano Islands . Mt. Suribachi, 546 ft (166 m) high, on the south side of the island, is an extinct volcano. The main industries were formerly sulfur mining and sugar refining, but since World War II the island has been a military base. During the war Iwo Jima was the site of a Japanese air base, and it was taken (Feb.-Mar., 1945) by the United States at great cost to US and Japanese forces. A photograph of US marines raising the flag over Mt. Suribachi, is one of the most famous images of the war. Iwo Jima was occupied by the US until 1968, when it was returned to Japan. Historically known to its residents as Iwo To, the island was called Iwo Jima by the Japanese navy officers who fortified it during World War II; both names mean Sulfur Island. The island was officially renamed Iwo To in 2007. (The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition 2006)

World War II Videos TheBattle of Kursk was a horrific armor battle, between Nazi Germany and the USSR. Many view the Battle of Kursk as the turning point on the Eastern Front. After Kursk the German Army in the East, was a defense force against massive Soviet offensives. Operational delays set back the German timetable several times. By the time the German offensive was to commence, almost every German commander opposed the attack. Even Hitler explained to Col.Gen.Guderian: the mere thought of this battle makes my stomach turn. Several new German tanks took part in the offensive. The PzKw VI Tiger, was a battle tested design. The PzKw V Panther was Germanys answer to the T-34/76. The Panther was brilliantly designed. Well slopped and thick armor could blunt the T-34s 76mm gun at distance. The Panthers 75mm cannon shell possessed a higher muzzle velocity than the Tigers 88mm L/56 cannon. The Panther could reach an astonishing 30-35 mph on paved roads. However, the Panther was rushed into service without proper testing. The introduction of the Panther at Kursk proved to be a failure. By 1944 the Panther was the best medium tank, if not the best tank of World War II. The Elephant was an assault gun, with a turret less 88mm cannon. Its armor was impervious to any anti-tank gun at Kursk. The Elephants weakness lay its inability to defend itself against anti-tank infantry. The German offensive against the Kursk Salient proved a failure. Never again did Germany launch a full
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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 14 Comments

(4/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Iwo Jima World War II – footage

WORLD WAR II- SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Iwo Jima , officially Iwo To , volcanic island, c.8 sq mi (21 sq km), W Pacific, largest and most important of the Volcano Islands . Mt. Suribachi, 546 ft (166 m) high, on the south side of the island, is an extinct volcano. The main industries were formerly sulfur mining and sugar refining, but since World War II the island has been a military base. During the war Iwo Jima was the site of a Japanese air base, and it was taken (Feb.-Mar., 1945) by the United States at great cost to US and Japanese forces. A photograph of US marines raising the flag over Mt. Suribachi, is one of the most famous images of the war. Iwo Jima was occupied by the US until 1968, when it was returned to Japan. Historically known to its residents as Iwo To, the island was called Iwo Jima by the Japanese navy officers who fortified it during World War II; both names mean Sulfur Island. The island was officially renamed Iwo To in 2007. (The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition 2006)
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(1/5) Pacific Lost Evidence Iwo Jima World War II – Video

WORLD WAR II- SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Iwo Jima , officially Iwo To , volcanic island, c.8 sq mi (21 sq km), W Pacific, largest and most important of the Volcano Islands . Mt. Suribachi, 546 ft (166 m) high, on the south side of the island, is an extinct volcano. The main industries were formerly sulfur mining and sugar refining, but since World War II the island has been a military base. During the war Iwo Jima was the site of a Japanese air base, and it was taken (Feb.-Mar., 1945) by the United States at great cost to US and Japanese forces. A photograph of US marines raising the flag over Mt. Suribachi, is one of the most famous images of the war. Iwo Jima was occupied by the US until 1968, when it was returned to Japan. Historically known to its residents as Iwo To, the island was called Iwo Jima by the Japanese navy officers who fortified it during World War II; both names mean Sulfur Island. The island was officially renamed Iwo To in 2007. (The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition 2006)

World War II Subscribe to Excellent World War II Videos. Updated Weekly 5 Videos 00:44:00 minutes Episode I provides the viewer with a panoramic view of the attack on Pearl Harbor. New computer technology details what a sailor, soldier or airman would have witnessed on December 7th, 1941. The shock of Pearl Harbor has lived in Americas mind since the attack. A well planned and brilliantly executed plan in Americas backyard. Approximately 380 Japanese aircraft attacked the main American base in the Pacific, without enemy fighter cover. The USAs intelligence network was completely wasted before December 7th, 1941. However, like with Savo Island and The Battle of Leyte Gulf off Samar, the Japanese finished to do the job. The precious Pearl Harbor Oil Tank Farm was left 100% intact. If Japanese planners had concentrated a third attack on this facility, Hawaii probably would have been untenable Enjoy this first episode of The Lost Evidence Pearl Harbor

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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 29 Comments

Film Review: Letters From Iwo Jima

After viewing the mediocre FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS I wasn’t expecting much from this film possibly because in the past few years producer/director Clint Eastwood has put out some of his best work ever (MYSTIC RIVER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY) and he was bound to have a few less then satisfactory films on the horizon. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA is not that film; in fact, it is one of Eastwood’s best films.

Lead by General Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) he and his men set up a planned attack the American soldiers during the pivotal battle that took place of Iwo Jima during WWII. Iwo Jima is not just s strategic battleground but a place of spiritual honor to the Japanese soldiers who would rather die then to give up their island to the Americans. Thematically-wise the film is linked to FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS by having the soldiers question their place in the war and what the war does to the psyche of a soldier. And like the former film this film explores all the possibilities by comparing and contrasting the motives and actions of the soldiers against themselves as a group and to that of their superior officers. This film goes one step further by also giving the Japanese soldiers’ impression of the American soldiers verses what they have been told the American soldiers are like, which are savages (nicely contrasted through several of the Japanese soldiers’ encounter with American soldiers).

The one great thing about viewing an Eastwood film is the lack of an overbearing cinematic style that can over power the story of the film itself (i.e. John Woo, Terrance Malick, Oliver Stone). He simply lets the story unfold in its own time, in its own way, which leads to a more satisfying and emotional viewing experience.

Like FLAGS, LETTERS doesn’t give a pretty picture of the war or its effect on the people and cultures that it effected and still affects. It is an uncompromising glimpse into the evil that is war and once we open our eyes to its true nature we’ll never be able to close them again.


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