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4 stars from CD-ROM Today
Experience the Battle of the
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
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
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
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.
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
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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