7 June 2008 | majnttl
Crusade In The Pacific
As a child in the early '40's, nearly all of the adult conversation that surrounded me was "war, war, war." I grew up with it. This film was not the run-of-the-mill Movietone News shown at theaters. Yes, of course, it is heavily laden with propaganda, but you can sift through that; how else were we to think in those days? The history of Japanese military preparation was fascinating and unlike anything I have seen in the past. Many of the fields of battle were absolutely new to me (and I've seen many WWII documentaries). I paid $4.00 for the series (Volumes 1-4) at Wal*Mart and each volume is 2+ hours long. Best $4.00 I've spent in a long time.