- 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 18, 2005
With a computer-created view from on high, this hour brings the brutal battle to life in a whole new light.
- High-altitude photography blends with cutting-edge CGI technology.
- A totally new analysis of the infamous attack.
- Veterans reveal what it was like to take the heavily defended atoll.
On February 19, 1945, the U.S. Marine Corps invaded Iwo Jima. Over the next 36 days, the island became the site of a titanic struggle--a test of sheer bloody will and determination. The Marines had to expel over 21,000 tenacious Japanese troops from a labyrinth of fortifications dug into the very bowels of this sulphurous island.
THE LOST EVIDENCE creates an extraordinary map of Iwo Jima using aerial photographs taken during the war and a CGI-created 3-D contour map. The original, high-resolution images allow viewers to track the conquest of the island, step by step, from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be placed in the exact spots where they took place, and the remarkable images combine with the memories of combatants to tell the riveting story of the historic battle.