Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Crusade in the Pacific (1951)
I have been watching this Time/Life documentary series from 1951 on Netflix. It is 24 hour series which gives a very detailed account of World War II and a little bit of the Korean War. I've read a few nooks about parts of the Pacific War, most recently Thousand-Mile War about the Aleutian war, but this does a good job of filling in gaps in my kmowledge, such as where was Tarawa, and why was it a codeword for Marine determination? It is difficult to watch without realizing the enormous sacrifices that generation was willing to make. To its credit, it is not an Anericanocentric view, with the enormous sacrifices of Australians and New Zealanders generously recognized.