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Wake Island: Alamo of the Pacific (2003)

This documentary is a captivating account of the defense of Wake Island by a small contingent of United States Marines and civilian contractors. From December 8th until December 23rd, 1941 ... See full summary »

Director:

Craig Haffner

Writer:

Martin Gillam
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Credited cast:
Brad Borman Brad Borman ... Himself - Major: U.S.M.C.
John R. Dale John R. Dale ... Himself
Robert F. Haidinger Robert F. Haidinger ... Himself
Ralph J. Holewinski Ralph J. Holewinski ... Himself
John S. Johnson John S. Johnson ... Himself
Dan King Dan King ... Himself
Will Lyman ... Narrator (voice)
Jack R. Skaggs Jack R. Skaggs ... Himself
Naoki Sugiura Naoki Sugiura ... Japanese Soldier
William L. Taylor William L. Taylor ... Himself
Hisau Tsuji Hisau Tsuji ... Himself
Gregory J.W. Urwin Gregory J.W. Urwin ... Himself - Author: 'Facing Fearful Odds' (as Dr. Gregory J.W. Urwin)
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This documentary is a captivating account of the defense of Wake Island by a small contingent of United States Marines and civilian contractors. From December 8th until December 23rd, 1941 the defenders thwarted an aerial attack and an attempted amphibious landing from a naval task force before finally being overwhelmed by the third attempt by the Japanese Imperial Navy. Five surviving Marines, one surviving construction contractor and others walk the viewers through the battle and the aftermath of the battle. A truly superb story of American heroes at the outset of World War II, narrated by Will Lyman.

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Wake Island

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Wake Island in WW2
19 March 2017 | by vaughnd-17371See all my reviews

"Wake island, the Alamo of the Pacific" tells of an unknown (at least to me) piece of history. The Americans and Japanese survivors tell of their experiences during that time. I liked it because I like history. I think it this part of WW2 in the Pacific has been overshadowed by other big battles on other Pacific islands. It is worth viewing.


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