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John Quily,world war 2 full documentary,CHAPTER 1. THE PACIFIC IN ERUPTION Historic overview of aggression, and resistance to it, in the Far East; beginning with the Japanese seizure of Manchuria in 1931 to the conflict in Korea between North Korean‐Chinese Communists and U.N. Forces. Personalities: U.S. Representative to the United Nations Warren Austin (SOT) Emperor of Japan Hirohito Emperor Puyi of Manchukuo (Manchuria) Japanese delegate to Geneva in 1933 Yosuke Matsuoka U. S. Admiral Chester Nimitz in 1942 U.S. General Joseph “Vinegar Joe” Stillwell U. S. General Douglas MacArthur (& SOT) Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu Soviet delegate to the United Nations Jacob Malik (SOT) CHAPTER 2. AWAKENING IN THE PACIFIC Historic overview of the United States expansion into Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. The Importance of Australia and New Zealand to Britain, and U.S. diplomatic involvement with China. A brief history of Japan; religion, farming, family, banking, the Westernization of the island and national expansion by aggression. Personalities: Chinese military & Nationalist political leader Chiang Kai‐shek U.S. Navy Admiral Harry E. Yarnell Emperor of Japan Hirohito Japanese General Hideki Tojo Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka CHAPTER 3. THE RISE OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE Japan’s early military and political successes in the fight for world domination. Events leading to Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II. Personalities: Japanese Emperor Hirohito Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka (SOT) Japanese Premier Prince Fumimaro Konoye Adolf Hitler Foreign Minister of Germany Joachim von Ribbentrop Japanese Ambassador to Germany Saburo Kurusu Italian Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Grew U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull Japanese Envoy Kichisaburo Nomura Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (SOT) CHAPTER 4. AMERICA GOES TO WAR IN THE PACIFIC Reviewing early Japanese victories, including British Malaya, Hong Kong, Sumatra and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The United States mobilizes from partial to full war production, producing weapons, equipment, ships and soldiers. U.S. Soldiers begin training “Down Under” in Australia and New Zealand. Personalities: British Lieutenant‐General Arthur Percival Japanese Lieutenant‐General Tomoyuki Yamashita Commandant U.S. Marine Corps, Major General Alexander Vandegrift U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (SOT) British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (SOT) CHAPTER 5. THE U.S. AND THE PHILIPPINES The development of the Philippines Commonwealth toward independence and the setbacks the islands suffered when drawn into World War II. Personalities: Commonwealth of the Philippines President Manuel Quezon (SOT) U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (SOT) Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo painting U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur U.S. Army Chief of Staff (to MacArthur) Dwight D. Eisenhower Japanese Commander General Homma U.S. Commander General Jonathan Wainwright IV (VO) Commonwealth of the Philippines Vice‐President Sergio Osmena President of Japanese Republic of the Philippines Jose Laurel Arthur MacArthur, son of U. S. General Douglas MacArthur Mrs. Jean Marie MacArthur, wife of U. S. General Douglas MacArthur U.S. Army General Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower CHAPTER 6. THE NAVY HOLDS â€" 1942 U.S. Naval action in the Pacific, beginning with the assumption of the Pacific Command by Admiral Nimitz two weeks after Pearl Harbor, the early Japanese victories, and the turning point of the war at the Battle of Midway. Personalities: U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Chester Nimitz (SOT) British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (SOT) U.S. Navy Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, Jr. U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant Colonel James “Jimmy” Doolittle (SOT) US Navy Captain of the carrier USS Hornet Marc Mitscher

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