The Pacific War in Color

The Pacific War in Color immerses viewers in a graphic and dramatic look through an unfiltered lens. Rare home movies from servicemen capture intimate images of troops on tropical beaches, naval hazing rituals when sailors cross the equator, and morale-boosting USO shows on dusty desert islands. Personal movies shot by pilots in cockpits crackle with intensity, and color combat footage bursts with the nervous energy of storming beaches, white-knuckle dogfights and face-to-face island-hopping warfare. Remarkable home movies from General Douglas MacArthur show his family in the Philippines before the war and later in Japan after the surrender, offering a different view of life during wartime.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2018 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: War History
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Previous Episode

From the Ashes

Episode 1x08; Aug 12, 2018

President Harry Truman momentously decides to drop a new weapon – the atomic bomb – on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Emperor Hirohito surrenders, and General Douglas MacArthur arrives to oversee the country's occupation. Mortal enemies must

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: From the AshesAug 12, 2018
1x07: No SurrenderAug 5, 2018
1x06: Fire from the SkyJul 29, 2018
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • II. világháború: A csendes-óceáni hadszíntér (Hungary Hungary)