- 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: November 24, 2006
It was supposed to be a three-day cakewalk. The reality was far, far more horrible. Get every detail from the latest episode of this eye-opening series.
- A cutting-edge combination of CGI animation and aerial footage.
- As each moment unfolds, experts analyze the tactics and strategies.
- Each episode offers an unforgettable profile of a pivotal engagement.
The footage sat for decades, its unique view of important encounters unseen. Shot from aircraft high above the Pacific, it captures the intense action as American forces battled Japanese defenders in the fabled "Island-Hopping" campaign that led to Japan's doorstep. Enriched with cutting-edge CGI graphics which create detailed contour maps of the islands, THE LOST EVIDENCE sheds new light on some of WWII's most important engagements.
This absorbing episode of THE LOST EVIDENCE offers - with its trademark computer animation and detailed modeling - the most comprehensive analysis yet of what went wrong, and finally right, on the tiny island of Peleliu in the fall of 1944. Six days into what was supposed to be a three-day operation, an entire Marine regiment had been destroyed by a woefully underestimated Japanese garrison. For 74 straight days, 17,000 US Marines took heavy fire and suffered enormous casualties Only now, with the bird's-eye view made possible by THE LOST EVIDENCE analysis, is it possible to understand the details of this bloody chapter of WWII.
Take flight over the Pacific again to examine the strategies, feel the strife and learn the fates of our soldiers in THE LOST EVIDENCE: PELELIU.