War In The Pacific - Hell On Earth 1941-1945
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TARAWA & SAIPAN: The battles to take and hold the South Pacific islands of Tarawa and Saipan were among the bloodiest and shocking of WWII, as American forces learnt what it meant to engage an enemy willing to fight to the death.
GUADALCANAL: See one of the Pacific Theatre’s most terrifying battles up-close and personal through the eyes of its survivors. With battles taking place on land, at sea and in the skies above, there was nowhere to hide on the island of Guadalcanal.
IWO JIMA: It is one of the most iconic images of the past 100 years: the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Take your place alongside 70,000 U.S. Marines who fought 21,000 entrenched Japanese over eight square miles of death.
OKINAWA: The last major battle to be fought before war became atomic, the battle of Okinawa was crucial in America’s final push towards Japan. Witness the landmark battle from the perspective of those who served.
SLEDGEHAMMER: U.S. Army Private Eugene B. ‘Sledgehammer’ Sledge’s personal experiences of the war in the Pacific became some of the most celebrated memoirs of a frontline soldier ever written. Discover the moving truth behind one man’s war.