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37th Division in WWII Video Series

Why the 37th Division in WWII Video Series was done following the development of the Crossen Combat Chronicles Video Series...



37th Division in WWII Video Series

In the years after the publication of the Crossen Combat Chronicles, E-text, and Video Series, a lot of feedback on related stories was provided to the author. Some of the stories were very interesting and could not be found in current publications. Whenever their authenticity could be confirmed and the supporting photographs acquired they were written up in 'excerpts' for future publication.

After the Crossen Combat Chronicles Video Series was developed it became obvious that the larger story of the 37th Division in WWII would be lost if the author did not publish the data. Furthermore, most of the new data superseded the Crossen Combat Chronicles Video Series. These observations led to the conclusion that Leaning Pine Publishing should produce the 37th Division in WWII Video Series and the previous video series be given away to interested customers.

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Preview Video
High-level overview of the video series; intoduces three main characters and tactical commanders and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients highlighted in series; provides reasons why viewers should watch series.






Part 1 - Deployment
Provides background of John Crossen, Clinton McLaughlin, and Victor Petersen - the three individuals followed through the war. It describes the perparation of the 37th Division for war. It describes the preparation of the 37th Division for war and their deployment to Fiji and New Zealand.

Priced at $5.00.



Part 2 - New Georgian Campaign
Describes the route, military units and commanders of the New Georgian deployment; Allied stategy and command decisions; bloddy jungle fighting with descriptions of heroic action by units and individuals.

Priced at $5.00.




Part 3 - Bougainvile Campaign
Explains why Bougainville was invaded; the complicated strategy employed involving activites for miss-direction of the Japanese; huge Marine and Navy operations, and how this action was critical to the chain of events leading to the success in the Pacific War. The high nmber casualties among the combatants and construction battalion's contributions are described. Contributions of Allied Air Forces are described.

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Part 4 - Deployment to Luzon
Detailed planning, preparation and training for the deployment are described and illustrated. Japanese kamikaze attacks against the huge convoy of allied transports and thier escort ships during the voyage to Lingayen Gulf are depicted. The preassault preparation and infantry divisions involved in the amphibious assault there are identified.

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Part 5 - Drive to Manila
The Navy's heavy losses encountered during the deployment and invasion are summarized. The description of the beachhead at Lingayen Gulf and the route of the 37th and 40th Divisions on their march to, and capture of Fort Stotsenburg and Clark Field are provided. The other Luzon landings by the United States Forces are indiciated as well as the 37th and 1st Cavalry Divisions' positioning for the Battle of Manila.

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Part 6 - Battle of Manila
The 37th Infantry and 1st Cavalry Divisions' planning, priorities, and routes of advance are portrayed along with the furious urban fighting in Manila. Freeing of internees at Bilibid Prison and Santo Tomas University along with the storming of Japanese strong points depict the high attrition battle.

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Part 7 - Completing the Luzon Campaign
Details of recapturing Corregidor, courtship and marriage of Madeleine and Mac Poston, seizing of the Wawa Dam, capture of the Japanese Headqueaters stronghold at Baguio City, clearing the Cagayan Valley, and Japanese surrender.

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Part 8 - Epilogue
Wrap up of the surender and war crime trials, return of the troops, comments for reviewers, background on video series.

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