World War 2 Documentary

World War II in HD: Iwo Jima

Five-Night Event Premieres November 15 at 9/8c — See amazing color footage from the battle of Iwo Jima.
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Sunday, December 26th, 2010 World War 2 Pictures

25 Comments to World War II in HD: Iwo Jima

dranyamarel143
December 26, 2010

2:20 dammit, its not American soldiers, it’s U.S. Marines, get it right

zauii89
December 26, 2010

@antony716

When they show stuff about 2012 its documentary wise, showing differen opinions and views and more than often the scientific counter too it, History channel never implied that 2012 will happen, they just deal with stuff.

unchiekun
December 26, 2010

0:06 that fella is swinging his arm like a girl as he runs. These troops can’t even run in an athletic manner. Looks like a bunch of women running for a shopping bargain.

KTChamberlain
December 26, 2010

This video should’ve ended with the iconic Raising of the Flag on Mt. Suribachi.

redtihor1
December 26, 2010

Why is every History channel Documentary about WW2 based on Americans ? Europeans get only brief mentions.Soviets are dismissed with a few sentences.
Most importantly,What about the war in Asia and Africa ?The French army at that time was 70% non-white,the British army 65% non-white,Yanks-10%-odd-Then why are all the guys in these videos square-jawed blue-eyed Aryans?According to HC,there was nothing called ANZAC,the Japanese land armies all got lost in the jungles and Allies obeyed Geneva law

justinjacques766
December 26, 2010

@USMCM249gunner sorry dude

USMCM249gunner
December 27, 2010

@justinjacques766
well thanks, thats really made my day to hear i went iraq for nothing

john25226
December 27, 2010

my grand farther fought here

eapst28
December 27, 2010

Great vid, but I really enjoyed the audio. Military broadcasts were an important part of the war. By March 1945, Americans were growing weary. Roosevelt was dead, the Reich was all but finished, and Japan had lost her empire. Still an invasion of Japan seemed imminent. The pentagon projected as many as a million US casualties before Japan would submit unconditionally. Ultimately we would never know if that level of sacrifice was needed. It still makes me think. That’s why I love history.

whitehawk62
December 27, 2010

that war correspondent talking throughout the video had some serious guts, he sounds so calm despite the hell he and the marines are going through

justinjacques766
December 27, 2010

the war on terror is bullshit, this is REAL war

15CINGIZ
December 27, 2010

USMC

Toddinfantry
December 27, 2010

@catbearlol Dead.

catbearlol
December 27, 2010

@Toddinfantry wher did the rest go?

Toddinfantry
December 27, 2010

@catbearlol 6,821 killed and only 216 Japanese captured out of about 23,000

jbred00
December 27, 2010

@antony716 nostradamus is not “made up” he is a human of history

7JDH7NL7
December 27, 2010

SALUTE to all the soldiers that died in ww2

robbie4233334
December 27, 2010

@dore0214 Yes, he was a very courages man. And I knew a bit about John Basillone before the series, but yes, yes I have. :)

dore0214
December 27, 2010

Talk about a selfless guy – he was a national celebrity after Guadalcanal, and could have stayed at home selling war bonds. Instead he volunteered to go back to the front. Quite a story. Have you seen The Pacific series on HBO?

robbie4233334
December 27, 2010

@Progamer7474 Yes, Im pretty sure she never remaried after that either. ):

robbie4233334
December 27, 2010

@dore0214 Bastillone, Basilone. And He did fight in the battle of guadalcanal, thats he received the medal of honor, he died on Iwo Jima. :) I feel very sorry for the wife he left behind, he was surely a great hero, aswell as all Allied forces.

dore0214
December 27, 2010

Word – but I believe that his last name was Basilone, and it was the battle of Guadalcanal.

dore0214
December 27, 2010

Of course I have thought about it. No country is perfect, and US involvement in WW2 had some unintended consequences. But I will tell you this – the world DID get brighter, because the largest slaughter in the history of mankind was put to an end. Jews were no longer exterminated on an industrial scale, European and Asian civilians were no longer subject to slaughter by the millions, and the former Axis powers of Japan and Germany became free and prosperous. The good outweighed the bad.

stupidpropaganda
December 27, 2010

@Chaodragon07
Recently East Turkistan people are fighting with Chink army with nearly the same ratio.
Cheers,

stupidpropaganda
December 27, 2010

@dore0214
Hello. By the way , Have you never thought that American heros eventally assisted birth of another fasist nations around the world ?
If you think the world got brighter, please never mind.

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