- 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: January 9, 2002
Hear from veterans of the all-volunteer WWII force that battled through 1,000 miles of Burmese jungle.
They fought deep in enemy territory without any tanks or heavy artillery support. They were all volunteers. And though their official name was the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), they were known as "Merrill's Marauders," in honor of their dedicated commander.
DANGEROUS MISSIONS tells the complete story of the fabled World War II fighting force that brought the battle to the Japanese in their Southeast Asian stronghold. Conceived during the Quebec Conference in August, 1943, the Marauders ended up traversing over 1,000 miles of the most inhospitable terrain in the world, engaging the Japanese in five major and some thirty minor battles, and emerging triumphant. Drawing on a collection of extraordinary photos and the recollections of surviving members of the unit, MERRILL'S MARAUDERS details their exploits, chronicles their advance through Burma, and relives the victories that undermined the Imperial forces.
No other unit in the war fought as continuously, marched as far, or displayed the endurance of MERRILL'S MARAUDERS.