- Additional Details
- Format: 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: April 18, 2004
This extraordinary series uses dramatic footage and computer animation to offer a 1st-person view of epic engagements.
- A brand-new type of history show that puts the emphasis on the action.
- Extraordinary animation and gripping footage bring the battle for Iwo Jima to life.
- Hosted by writer and humorist P.J. O'Rourke
Deep inside the tunnels of a South Pacific island, an American soldier creeps forward, his flame thrower sputtering in his hand. Around a bend, a Japanese defender awaits, his bayonet at the ready...
Immediate, riveting, and uncompromising, INSIDE THE GREAT BATTLES shows history in a whole new light, leaving the commentary behind to focus on the action. Hosted by the celebrated author and political satirist P.J. O'Rourke (Parliament of Whores, Holidays in Hell), IWO JIMA tells the story of this pivotal battle from the perspectives of the soldiers on both sides who fought and died for control of the island. Modern animation sheds light on the specific weapons and vehicles used in the fight, demonstrating how flamethrowers, mortars, and tanks contributed to the outcome of the battle. The result is a comprehensive and innovative look at one of WWII's most significant battles.