- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 2, 2003
Six survivors from the 16-day siege of the Pacific island return to the site of their heroic stand.
At the outset of World War II, 1,600 American marines and civilians were living on Wake Island, a remote Pacific outpost that was a vital link in the supply route between Hawaii and the Philippines. Just hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Wake was targeted by the forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Incredibly, the tiny, undermanned outpost managed to defeat the initial invasion attempt, and their heroic stand helped encourage a nation reeling from its introduction to the war.
WAKE ISLAND: THE ALAMO OF THE PACIFIC tells the remarkable tale of the 16-day resistance through the recollections of six veterans of the siege who returned to the island 50 years later for the final reunion of the Wake Island Survivors. As they revisit the site of their desperate stand, we'll see how they managed to destroy two Japanese ships and 7 aircraft despite being woefully under-armed and facing overwhelming odds.
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