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  • Victory in the Pacific: American Experience

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Victory in the Pacific Preview | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: Victory in the Pacific: American Experience #1710

Victory in the Pacific examines the final year of World War II in the Pacific theater, including the rationale for using the atomic bomb, and features the first-hand recollections of both American and Japanese civilians and soldiers -- even a kamikaze pilot who survived his failed mission. "In the annals of warfare, the final year of the war in the Pacific stands alone," says director Austin Hoyt. "It would be as brutal as war gets." Victory in the Pacific traces that fateful year, from the American capture of the Mariana Islands in the Central Pacific in July 1944 to the surrender broadcast of Emperor Hirohito in August 1945.

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Post Date: February 19, 2010