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Worth your time...
on 14 August 2016
Sometimes, a miniseries can tell a better story than a
movie, and this is a case in point. This is a story of 3
men who fought through the Pacific Theater campaign
of WW2. The source material, are 4 books written by
by men who were there, and we see the that war with
all its complexity on the human spirit, and in parts it
is very UGLY. Remember, in war, good men have to
do bad things, and here we see it all...
This series is as good as any of the movies on the
Pacific War made in recent years, and concentrates
on the main battles, but also includes the little known
battle of the Island of Peleliu, which covers 3 episodes.
Peleliu was a bloodbath, and the first battle were the
Japanese dug in to defend to the death. To say this
battle was horrific, is an understatement, and here
we see some very gruesome things, but this is war,
and we see the psychological effects it has on the.
troops. Brave men fall apart after so much violence.
After the Battle of Okinawa, the Americans had over
26,000 psychiatric casualties, and the troops were
exhausted, and this was one of the main reasons
the USA dropped the Atom Bomb. Think what you
want about the A-Bombing of Japan, but I feel they
had no choice, and besides that, the Japanese were
as bad as the Nazis, and would have never given up
If you have any interest in the Second World War. this
is worth watching.