GI Diary: Battle of Okinawa part 1 of 3
"Okinawa - At the Emperor's Doorstep" episode from "WWII: GI Diary"..... This old 1978 TV docu-drama was narrated by Lloyd Bridges and told the stories of real soldiers/sailors/pilots and their first-hand experiences in battle. Archival footage and good background music really made the stories come alive.....about 25 episodes were made. Video converted from really old VHS tape.......... This is the story of the invasion and capture of the island of Okinawa in 1945--the last major land battle of
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GI Diary: Battle of Okinawa part 2 of 3
"Okinawa - At the Emperor's Doorstep" episode from "WWII: GI Diary"..... This old 1978 TV docu-drama was narrated by Lloyd Bridges and told the stories of real soldiers/sailors/pilots and their first-hand experiences in battle. Archival footage and good background music really made the stories come alive.....about 25 episodes were made. Video converted from really old VHS tape.......... This is the story of the invasion and capture of the island of Okinawa in 1945--the last major land battle of
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GI Diary: Battle of Okinawa part 3 of 3
"Okinawa - At the Emperor's Doorstep" episode from "WWII: GI Diary"..... This old 1978 TV docu-drama was narrated by Lloyd Bridges and told the stories of real soldiers/sailors/pilots and their first-hand experiences in battle. Archival footage and good background music really made the stories come alive.....about 25 episodes were made. Video converted from really old VHS tape.......... This is the story of the invasion and capture of the island of Okinawa in 1945--the last major land battle of
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