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War Dogs of the Pacific

Item Number: 1394VI2929
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It's 1942, somewhere in the Pacific: Deadly ambushes by entrenched Japanese in the thick jungles take a heavy toll on American Troops. Marine commanders we willing to try anything, including dogs to sniff out the hidden enemy. But even with their superior senses, nobody anticipated just how effective they would be. 'War Dogs of the Pacific,' Directed by Harris Done, tells of the incredible story of the marine dog platoons of World War II. It's a heart-warming exploration of the unique bond that formed between the young marines and their dogs. They teamed up to perform dangerous missions, but their success at finding the hidden enemy saved countless lives in the Pacific. These dogs proved themselves worthy of the title 'Man's Best Friend.' Filled with tales of devotion, bravery, and sacrifice, the story is told by the Dog Handlers themselves, the film follows the men and their dogs through training and into combat, from the invasion of Guam to operations on Saipan, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima. The film is filled with exciting historical footage and many never before seen photos.

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1394VI2929, John Sciascia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 26 Mar 2010 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]