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The Pacific War in Color 

The Pacific War in Color immerses viewers in a graphic and dramatic look through an unfiltered lens.
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Tim Barker 8 episodes, 2018
Jeff Wilburn Jeff Wilburn ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2018
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The Pacific War in Color immerses viewers in a graphic and dramatic look through an unfiltered lens.

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History | War

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TV-14

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Plenty of Colour but not Always a Clear Picture
24 July 2019 | by jjcarr-49015See all my reviews

This 8-part series tries to cover the experience of the fighting man while giving an overall picture of the progress of the war. It uses real colour film with only a tiny amount of colourized footage. This naturally limits what can be shown. But it shouldn't limit the accuracy of the narration and it's here that the series falls down. When discussing Tarawa, we're told that Shermans had a 37mm gun. It didn't, they had 75's. It was the Stuarts, which were also used at Tarawa, that had 37's. When discussing the arrival of the Hellcat we're shown footage of a Corsair. (Once we're shown footage of a Corsair when discussing the Superfortress!) We're told Nimitz sent 4 carriers towards the Coral Sea but not that only 2 got there in time for the battle. In covering Midway, the attack on the Yorktown is shown before the American attacks on the Japanese carriers. These slips show a carelessness that sadly is all to frequent in documentaries that don't properly check their own documents. On the plus side I though the maps illustrated the conditions facing the fighting men nicely.


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24 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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