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Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/2/2018 5:04:57 PM   
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Looking for more of an emphasis on the military operations (wargaming perspective), with maps etc as opposed to the focus on individual

stories and social commentary etc ....

Any recommendations?

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RE: Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/2/2018 5:52:27 PM   
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The BBC Battlefield series has some. Battlefield on Youtube

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RE: Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/2/2018 7:28:01 PM   
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The BBC Battlefield series has some. Battlefield on Youtube


I can vouch for their handling of the battle of Midway. Amongst the best documentary series out there.

I didn't see any other Pacific-themed episodes in that series upon first perusal. Unfortunately, Battlefield does really focus on the European theatre of WWII. But it does a bang-up job on what it does tackle.

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RE: Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/2/2018 7:47:08 PM   
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Yes I was referring it mostly for Midway but I thought I saw a Guadalcanal episode too.

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RE: Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/2/2018 8:36:13 PM   
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Yes I was referring it mostly for Midway but I thought I saw a Guadalcanal episode too.



Yer right. Guess what I'm watching this evening?

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RE: Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/5/2018 3:29:09 PM   
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Thanks for the tips guys.


I started a battle for Luzon in 41 as the Japanese and that does not seem too well covered anywhere - with MacArthur's return to the Philippines getting a lot more focus.


To the winner go the spoils .... and apparently the better documentaries as well

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RE: Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/5/2018 5:19:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Blond_Knight

The BBC Battlefield series has some. Battlefield on Youtube


I can vouch for their handling of the battle of Midway. Amongst the best documentary series out there.

I didn't see any other Pacific-themed episodes in that series upon first perusal. Unfortunately, Battlefield does really focus on the European theatre of WWII. But it does a bang-up job on what it does tackle.
warspite1

I have Series 1 and 2 (the format changed for Series 3 and beyond iirc and I haven't seen them) and there is:

Series 1 - The Battle of Midway
Series 2 - The Battle of Leyte Gulf.


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RE: Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/6/2018 1:08:24 AM   
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Battlefield is very good but very slow paced and a bit repetitive.

From memory, Hell in the Pacific was good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkfNfgsqWLE

Cheers, Neilster

Edit: Battlefield does go into the detail you're after though. The above series is more of an overview with excellent footage and analysis.


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RE: Best Documentary for Pacific Theater? - 7/6/2018 11:38:18 PM   
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The BBC Battlefield series has som i confirme

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