- Additional Details
- Format: Closed Captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 8, 2001
Hear from surviving members of the elite strike teams that tackled some of the most dangerous missions of World War II.
When America entered World War II, the Pacific was firmly in control of the Japanese. Over the next several years, the U.S. Marine Corps engaged in some of history's bloodiest battles, going from island to island in a brutal and drawn-out campaign.
While legendary engagements like Guadalcanal have become part of military lore, many are unaware of the contributions of the soldiers who were often the first to land. MARINE RAIDERS tells the incredible story of the four elite battalions formed in the earliest days of the war, showing how these fast, hard-hitting, lightly equipped assault units surprised the enemy with daring hit and run raids. In extensive interviews, former Raiders recall what it was like to infiltrate the island fortresses that dotted the Pacific.
From Midway to Tulagi Island, Makin to Guadalcanal, the U.S. Marine Raiders helped destroy Japanese supremacy and paved the way to Allied victory in the Pacific.