Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis.
This episode of Crusade in the Pacific, "The Navy Holds" examines early U.S. Navy operations in World War II. It looks at the establishment of bases in the South Pacific islands of Fiji, New Caledonia, and Espiritu Santo. It also looks at the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo, and the Battles of the Java Sea, the Coral Sea, and Midway.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com