World War II in Colour

The Island War

Series 1 - Episode 11 The Island War



In spring 1943, the war in the Pacific had reached a turning point after America had stopped the Japanese advance. The US launched a two-pronged attack to drive Axis forces back, with one group heading through the jungles of the Solomon Islands and then on to New Guinea, while the others island-hopped across thousands of miles of the central Pacific. To achieve this, the US Navy had to pioneer new forms of warfare, using amphibious troops backed by carrier aircraft and supported by an extraordinary seaborne supply system.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Robert Powell
Executive Producer Matthew Barrett
Series Producer Philip Nugus
Drama Documentary History