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"The War" FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944 (2007)

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Ken Burns (co-director)
Lynn Novick (co-director)
TV Series:
Original Air Date:
30 September 2007 (Season 1, Episode 5)
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 (Episode Cast)
Quentin Aanenson ... Himself

Adam Arkin ... Reader

Kevin Conway ... Reader

Keith David ... Narrator (voice)
Paul Fussell ... Himself

Tom Hanks ... Al McIntosh
Rebecca Holtz ... Herself (voice)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Narrator (voice)

Josh Lucas ... Reader

Carolyn McCormick ... Herself (voice)
Emma Belle Pelcher ... Herself
Katharine Phillips ... Herself
Burt Wilson ... Himself
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Ken Burns (co-director)
Lynn Novick (co-director)
Produced by
Sarah Botstein .... producer
Ken Burns .... executive producer
Ken Burns .... producer
Meghan Horvath .... associate producer
Taylor Krauss .... associate producer
David McMahon .... co-producer
Peter Miller .... co-producer
Lynn Novick .... producer
Original Music by
Wynton Marsalis (original music by)
Cinematography by
Buddy Squires 
Sound Department
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Ira Spiegel .... sound effects editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Animation Department
John Bair .... animation supervisor
Paul Docherty .... digital animator
Editorial Department
Paul Barnes .... executive editor
Paul Docherty .... assistant editor
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist
Meagan Frappiea .... post-production associate
Mike Trinker .... digital intermediate editor
Daniel J. White .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bill Charlap .... musician: piano
Amanda Forsyth .... musician: cello
Victor Goines .... musician: clarinet
Jacob Ribicoff .... music editor
Andy Stein .... musician: violin
Doug Wamble .... musician: guitar
Other crew
Ted Alcorn .... production associate
Jessie Anderson .... production intern (uncredited)

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125 min

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Battles In The Pacific, 23 October 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

On episode 4 of the DVD of this series, we come to end of the chapters and, after perhaps five seconds of blank screen, a whole new series of nine chapters and 55 minutes begin. I assume that is what is under this heading here at IMDb. Perhaps they broke it up into two parts on television but both parts are on one disc, and labeled only as one episode on the back on the DVD.

Anyway, after the D-Day coverage, they went back to what was happening in the Pacific, and we learn about the Miarianas Islands and other advances against Japan. Those islands included Guam, Tinian and Saipan. At the latter, the biggest aircraft carrier battle ever was fought. There is some super action footage in here.

The battle for Saipan went on for four weeks and cost the U.S. about 25,000 men in casualties, either killed, wounded or reported missing. To date, it was the costliest battle in the Pacific. The Japanese lost even more. An interesting observation made here by several soldiers: the Japanese fighters, with the possible exception of U.S. Marines, were the toughest fighters in the war, ones that would never surrender but fight to the death no matter what.

All in all, another excellent episode.

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