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Perilous fight : America's World War II in color. Part 4, Triumph

Author: Gregg PalmerScott PearsonMartin SmithMartin SheenTWI (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS, [2007]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The series concludes by covering America's efforts to win the war in the Pacific. Among the many scenes captured by color footage are U.S. troops staging a dawn landing on tiny but strategically important Tarawa; the U.S. attack on Iwo Jima and the raising of the American flag on Mount Surabachi; the desperate fight to save the U.S.S. Franklin after the aircraft carrier is hit and set on fire by armor-piercing bombs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Documentary television programs
History
Television programs
Documentary
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Palmer; Scott Pearson; Martin Smith; Martin Sheen; TWI (Firm); Carlton Television.; KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.); PBS Home Video.; OverDrive, Inc.
OCLC Number: 224034792
Notes: Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 15, 2008).
Television series originally broadcast in 2003 on PBS.
Credits: Editors, Shelagh Brady, Gale Franko, Stephen Moore, Cleven Ticeson ; original music by Chris Elliott.
Performer(s): Narrator, Martin Sheen.
Target Audience: Age group: NR.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 282532KB).
Other Titles: Triumph
Responsibility: co-production of TWI, Carlton and KCTS/Seattle ; producers, Greg Palmer, Scott Pearson ; series producer, Martin Smith.

Abstract:

The series concludes by covering America's efforts to win the war in the Pacific. Among the many scenes captured by color footage are U.S. troops staging a dawn landing on tiny but strategically important Tarawa; the U.S. attack on Iwo Jima and the raising of the American flag on Mount Surabachi; the desperate fight to save the U.S.S. Franklin after the aircraft carrier is hit and set on fire by armor-piercing bombs 50 miles from Japan; U.S. aircraft carriers under attack by kamikaze pilots during the battle for Okinawa; the funeral procession for President Roosevelt following his sudden death in April 1945; the devastation wrought on Hiroshima by the atomic bomb; the Japanese surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri; and celebrations in the streets of New York marking the end of the war.

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