The Pacific War In Colour

Tuesdays at 7:30pm AEDT from November 13 until January 1

 

From the calm before the storm of 1937 to the bitter end in 1946, the Pacific War receives a thorough investigation in this engrossing documentary. The story begins in Japan. With the help of rare colour footage from the time, the quietness of peace is laid bare. But the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor begins seven months of Japanese dominance, as the US struggles to respond. By 1942, the US army finally records a victory, pushing the Japanese back and turning the tide of the war. But it will not be until 1945 that Japan surrenders.

We explore the history, and the real human stories behind this bloody conflict. With the aid of unseen contemporary footage, each episode explores a different stage of the war, building a whole which is insightful, respectful, and comprehensive.

Season 1
Episode
Date & time
 
3: Island Hopping
* NEW EPISODE *
3: Island Hopping
Tue 27 November·7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 November·4:00am
2: Shockwaves
* NEW EPISODE *
2: Shockwaves
Tue 20 November·7:30pm
Rec
 
 
Wed 21 November·4:00am
 
 
Sun 25 November·7:30pm
 
 
Mon 26 November·4:00am
 
 
Mon 26 November·9:30am
1: An Ocean Apart
 
1: An Ocean Apart
Sun 18 November·7:30pm
 
 
Mon 19 November·4:00am
 
 
Mon 19 November·9:30am