"Appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved""To appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved, the reader is recommended to view the history of the battle as laid out over at Historyanimated"
"Bird's Eye View""The site provides a bird's eye view of Japanese and American military units as they hopscotch around the great chessboard of the Pacific."
"Read Several Books and never get the same comprehension""You could read several books and never get the same comprehension of the overall battles as with these animations."
"One of my favorite US History resources""One of my favorite US History resources.....my students absolutely loved the animations complete with their sound effects and marching visuals."
World War II Pacific Animated Maps
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good animation is worth ten thousand. After reading book after book about the Pacific War and finding only complicated maps with dotted lines and dashed lines crisscrossing the pages, we decided to depict the key naval and land battles using animation technology.
While the animation helps readers view a broader picture of the battles showing the inter-relationships of the opponents in time and space more clearly, it is limited in the detail that can be shown. While accuracy has been attempted, at times the picture of the battles must be simplified to make the battle as clear as possible. We expect to continue developing new animations every few weeks until all of the key battles of the Pacific War have been animated.
We are not attempting to reinterpret history, but merely to depict it as the best military historians have written it.
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