Item Details

The Big Picture [electronic resource]: The Admiral Chester Nimitz Story

National Archives and Records Service
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series follows the life and career of Admiral Chester Nimitz, one of the greatest Navy commanders in U.S. history. Raised on the plains of Texas, Nimitz had never seen an ocean when he entered the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, at the beginning of the 20th century. Yet, 40 years later he rescued the Pacific from the tyranny of one of the mightiest fleets ever assembled through incredible and brilliant victories at Midway and the Coral Sea, at Okinawa, and the Philippines. Using rare, previously unseen film, this video from the National Archives and Records Administration takes the viewer from Nimitz's early days at the Naval Academy and the Spanish-American War through World War II. Admiral Nimitz's contributions to strategy and leadership and his personal courage ensure he will be admired by future generations of Navy servicemen and women.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
30 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 and up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 13, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Admiral Chester Nimitz Story
Contents
  • Intro: The Big Picture: The Admiral Chester Nimitz Story (0:54)
  • The Early Years (1:47)
  • Submariner (2:24)
  • The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor (1:15)
  • Nimitz is Called to Action (0:51)
  • Changing the Course (2:27)
  • Decisive Victory (2:14)
  • The Character of Nimitz (1:02)
  • Nimitz Addresses Naval Personnel (1:19)
  • Battle of Leyte (2:47)
  • Kamikaze Pilots (2:25)
  • Battle of Okinawa (2:14)
  • Japanese Surrender (1:26)
  • Jubilant Return of Nimitz (1:46)
  • Post War Nimitz Accomplishments (2:17)
  • Credits: The Big Picture: The Admiral Chester Nimitz Story (0:26)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2008.
Publisher no.
44945 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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