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ZOOM War in the Pacific
     
$14.95 (Win95/98 Only) (Retail) (WARPACPR)
$12.95 (Win95/98 Only) (Jewel Case) (WARPACPJ)

FlagTower Multimedia

Reference/World History

Ratings:

4 stars from CD-ROM Today

Experience the Battle of the Pacific

The war against Japan was fought over two-thirds of the world's surface, with America and her allies taking part in vast air, land and sea battles. It turned World War II into a truly global conflict, and ended it with the dawning of the nuclear era. FlagTower's interactive documentary pulls together the strands of the complex and bewildering war, and tells the story in a clear, easy-to-understand and exciting way. You can even relax and watch the full story of the war in a fascinating documentary presentation. You can examine important events in greater depth, and gain a complete understanding of the strategies, objectives and attitudes that shaped the outcome of this bitter conflict. Investigate details of significant weapons, aircraft, ships, personalities, media reports, films, and other aspects of the war. You can either view these on screen or print them out for further study. Gain greater understanding by researching themes such as: the technology of war; the media war and personal viewpoints from both sides. Over 15 minutes of film, three hours of commentary and more than 1,300 pictures are used to tell the story of one of the largest and most significant conflicts of modern times.

A Wealth of Authentic Sights and Sounds

Get ready for a remarkable "televisual" journey through the battles of the Pacific. An interactive experience filled with the most powerful sights and sounds you can imagine. Witness the tenacity of the Japanese soldiers. See General MacArthur's brilliant "island-hopping" campaign through the jungles of the Pacific and the heroic planting of the American flag at Iwo Jima. Watch film clips from propaganda-laden American and Japanese war-time movies.

We've searched the world's great archives to assemble the richest collection of authentic film clips, photos, radio broadcasts, newspaper headlines, eyewitness accounts that you can imagine. Immediately, you'll be caught up in these powerful sights and sounds, and in the unique, interactive, documentary style in which they are presented. Highly informative narratives underscore the drama of the events.

The intuitive, easy-to-use interface puts every aspect of the war right in front of you. Immerse yourself in a riveting, chronological account of the war's major events. Hear a prisoner of war's gripping story. Pause to study a battlefield map. You can even print in color, the map, or other text and images, from the supplemental screens, for leisurely study, or school reports.

Requirements:

Minimum - A multimedia PC with a 486SC 33 MHz processor with dual speed CD-ROM drive and 8 MB of memory. Recommended - A multimedia PC with a 486DX 50MHz (or higher) processor, dual speed CD-ROM drive and 8MB of memory. 4MB of available hard disk space, 256 color display, Microsoft Windows 95 or 98, mouse required, headphones or speakers.

Does not work on Windows XP.

Reviews:

CD-ROM Today, February 1996

"A good documentary can be a powerful tool for teaching history. A parade of images supported by eyewitness testimony and compelling narration impart a sense of immediacy to events otherwise beyond our experience. In these three discs FlagTower Multimedia has succeeded in combining the drama of a documentary with the interactive nature of CD-ROM."

Although The War in The Pacific doesn't ignore the historical, political, and diplomatic issues surrounding World War II, it does focus much more attention on the war' s battles."

"Each of these titles is handsome, authoritative, and compelling. They are not, however, encyclopedias. Their content is strictly audio/visual; there's no text copy of the narration, for example, so it can't be printed or pasted into a word processing document. This limits the programs' usefulness as a research tool or a homework aid."



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