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.