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Battleship Yamato DVD (DVD)

Japan’s Secret Fleet

Military DVDs Naval DVDs

By History Films
Imprint: Pen & Sword Digital
Running Time: 130 (mins)
ISBN: 4260110581493
Published: 7th October 2010

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Displacing 72,000 tons, the vessels of the Yamato class were the largest, heaviest, and most heavily-armed battleships ever constructed. These marvels of naval design carried the largest naval artillery ever fitted to a warship, sporting nine 460 millimetre naval guns capable of firing 2,998 pound shells over 26 miles. In order to understand these epic battleships and rank their importance, this DVD starts by analysing the evolution of the Japanese fleet after the Battle of Tsushima in 1905. This astonishing battle, fought as part of the Russo-Japanese War, saw the Japanese destroy two-thirds of the Russian fleet.

Due to the strict secrecy of the Japanese it was impossible for decades to show the original archive footage
of these huge ships. Moreover, many of the original design documents and photographs for these ships were destroyed by Japanese special service-officers, meaning only fragmentary records remained. For almost 70 years details of these glorious ships have been scarce, with original footage rarely seen in the Western world, until now. With the discovery of a rare and unseen Japanese archive, these gigantic warships can finally be shown in detail using over 60 minutes of unique Japanese film.

With 3 bonus archive films about the Japanese fleet and U.S. Navy, as well as 20 photo galleries, this DVD offers a complete reference of all the Japanese Battleships and Battle Cruisers in the Second World War and is compulsive viewing for any maritime enthusiast.

Unique film of the Japanese Battleship with 3 bonus archive films about the Japanese Fleet.

Maritime Adviser

The vessels of the Yamato class were the largest, heaviest and most heavily-armed battleships ever constructed. These awesome navy vessels carried the largest naval artillery ever fitted to a warship. In order to understand these epic battleships and their importance, this DVD looks at the evolution of the Japanese fleet after the Battle of Tsushima in 1905, and goes on to explain and document how the ships were subsequently developed. Owing to strict secrecy, it was impossible for decades to show the original archive footage of these huge ships, while many of the design documents and photographs were destroyed by Japanese special service-officers, meaning only fragmentary records remained.

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About History Films

Pen and Sword Digital have teamed up with German filmmakers History Films to offer a selection of documentary films covering military, aviation and maritime subjects from the First and Second World Wars. These fascinating military DVDs present original and rare archive footage, much of which has not been seen outside of Germany, along with special features and galleries.

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