While the attack on Pearl Harbor may have been the first military conflict between the United States and Imperial Japan, Guadalcanal was the first ground battle between the two nations. As a strategic base, the small Pacific island allowed the U.S. a major access point for bombing runs and paved the way for Japan's ultimate defeat. But the battle was not clean or easy: over 25,000 Japanese soldiers lost their lives in the conflict. This is the story of those brutal days, told with archival footage, interviews, and extensive analysis of weapons and tactics.
Television / TV Series |
World War II |