The drama of World War II is the background for "Casablanca", the greatest movie ever made.
The 20th Century gave us the ability to capture events on film and to visually tell stories, both real (documentaries) and fictional. WWII was the biggest drama of that century and produced a wealth of films.
Every picture tells a story and every page has a theme. This page is focused on the U.S. Navy in the Pacific War.
The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport (APA-22), launched late 1943 with regular-Navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads. And few anticipate the challenges in store at Okinawa...
Seven months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, American and Japanese forces clashed over Midway Atoll, a dot of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The Battle of Midway tested intelligence and combat capabilities on both sides – while decidedly altering the outcome of World War II.