Islands of Death

Genres - History  |   Run Time - 540 min.  |  
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As a follow-up to EDI Video's similar epic A Clash of Eagles, the mammoth documentary opus Islands of Death provides an exhaustive, five-hour onscreen examination of the US-Japanese battle that blazed across the Pacific waters and islands, constituting the "second front" of World War II. From the Battle of Midway to the sands of Iwo Jima, Islands chronicles the individual battles and military advances, step by step by step, creating a portrait of full-scale war that - via the use of newsreel and archival footage and combat veteran interviews - transcends all fictionalized recreations and reenactments with its chilling realism.