The devastating truth of the war in the Pacific.
Individual stories of heroism and courage are explored in the exact spots where the Pacific theatre of war took place, as young soldiers took on the seemingly invincible and increasingly desperate Japanese army in a series of bitter and hard-fought battles. From Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Saipan to Guam, Leyte, Okinawa and Iwo Jima, using rare archival footage, cutting-edge CGI and interviews with the soldiers who survived, the stories of some of WWII’s most ferocious attacks, climactic battles and ultimate victories vividly come to life.
Also includes a bonus disc – Sledgehammer Old Breed Marine, the true story of Private Eugene B. Sledge, U.S. Marine Corps.
• Sledge’s memoirs have been immortalised forever as the inspiration for HBO’s critically acclaimed mini-series The Pacific but the bonus disc tells true story of Private Sledge’s war in the Pacific from the man himself.