World War II in Colour

Series 1 - 5. Red Sun Rampant

Red Sun Rampant

About this programme

5/13. This edition focuses on Japan's early involvement in the war and the country's efforts to flex its muscles around the Pacific. On December 7, 1941, the course of the Second World War changed dramatically when Japanese planes swooped in for a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, which led to America's entry into the conflict. Subsequently Japanese forces seized the British colonies of Malaya and Burma, French Indo-China, the Dutch East Indies, the US-controlled Philippines and a string of Pacific islands.

Cast and crew


Robert Powell


Executive Producer
Matthew Barrett
Series Producer
Philip Nugus