Hell in the Pacific


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

Documentary about World War II that tracks the early warnings of Japanese aggression, including the 1937 assault on Nanjing, China, that claimed a quarter of a million victims; outlines, Japan's motives; and reveals how the cultural and racial stereotypes on both sides intensified mutual hatred. The

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
Channel 4

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Documentary about World War II that tracks the early warnings of Japanese aggression, including the 1937 assault on Nanjing, China, that claimed a quarter of a million victims; outlines, Japan's motives; and reveals how the cultural and racial stereotypes on both sides intensified mutual hatred. The program moves through the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and follows Japan's march down the Malay Peninsula and the capture of Singapore. The second hour follows what became a war of attrition, starting with the August 1942 battle for Guadalcanal. The program closes with footage of Emperor Hirohito's surrender on September 2, 1945.

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
Channel 4

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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