"Beginning with the events leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the collection follows the timeline of the conflict in The Pacific through the ensuing naval, air and land battles to the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri."
(PRWEB) March 19, 2010
The story of America's role in The Pacific during WWII is told in the upcoming America at War: The Pacific collectors cards series. Scheduled for release later this year, the collection contains approximately 190 cards similar to sports and entertainment trading cards. These, however, focus on the people, places, events and equipment used in The Pacific, and feature hand-colored historical photographs and illustrations as well as text elaborating upon each topic.
Beginning with the events leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the collection follows the timeline of the conflict in The Pacific through the ensuing naval, air and land battles to the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. The battles of Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, the Philippines, Borneo, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa are scheduled for inclusion, as are the Chinese, Burmese and Indian Theaters.
America at War: The Pacific is the third in a line of military card sets from independent collector card producer iCardz, a company that specializes in cards with an historical focus. In January, iCardz released America at War: D-Day/Band of Brothers, a collection detailing the American story at D-Day with a sub-set of cards featuring actual hand-signed autographs from Easy Company veterans “Buck” Compton, Don Malarkey, Wild Bill Guarnere, and others whose stories were featured in the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers”.
Says iCardz President, Dean Johnstone, “We’re fortunate that the HBO series The Pacific is on air right now and it’s creating a buzz about the American experience in the Pacific during the Second World War.” Johnstone is quick to emphasize, however, that the upcoming card collection will not tell the same story as the mini-series, but, he adds, “it will contain background information about the Pacific theatre, and it will give added depth and understanding to anyone who has watched the TV series.”
As with other iCardz series, America at War: The Pacific is scheduled to include autographed veteran cards, one-off sketch cards, and instant win cards offering cardholders a change to win authentic World War II memorabilia. A web site, http://www.LestWeForgetCardsUS.com, offers additional information on the stories featured in the cards, and a new addition to the Pacific series is lenticular cards with multi-view scenes.
Comments Johnstone, “We started our military history series because there was a void of this kind of material in schools, especially in a format that was readily accessible to students. Using cards, we’re able to offer short, concise information in sequential order. We’ve found that it encourages students to dig deeper and to retain the information featured on each card. On top of that, these cards have been a huge hit with collectors, military and history buffs, and the public in general. It’s a case of a product exceeding its original intentions and making it into the public conscience.”
For updates about America at War: The Pacific and for information about other iCardz series, visit http://www.LestWeForgetCardsUS.com or call 1-888-484-5222 (toll free). iCardz produces card collections focused on a variety of subject matter, and can custom develop and provide cards for any topic.