The Pacific War in Colour

An Ocean Apart

Series 1 - Episode 1 An Ocean Apart

Saturday 2pm - 3pm Smithsonian


The Pacific War was unlike any military conflict before it in terms of its scale, scope, and savagery. The massive attacks on Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima and Nagasaki bookended the war, along with the ferocious battles in between, ones waged on tiny islands and remote atolls and fought by soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors. Referencing colour combat footage and accounts from those who experienced the fight first-hand, this instalment reveals the brutal reality of life on the frontline during the battle for the Pacific.