Hell in the Pacific
‘Hell in the Pacific’ recounts one of the most bitter battle arenas of the Second World War, Pearl Harbor, that represented the trigger that led America into the greatest conflict ever recorded and the eventual liberation of the people of Asia and the Pacific. After being at war with China for a decade, and shocking the world with atrocities like the Nanking Massacre, the Japanese seemed unstoppable and they believed their destiny was to rule Asia under the Emperor.
This film is divided into a series of four parts:
Inferno – The first part of this series shows Japan launching attacks across the Pacific region on Dec, 7th 1941, killing thousands in Pearl Harbor, routing the British in Malaya and capturing Singapore – ensuing a bloody and vicious battle.
Purgatory – The second part shows the plight of those who fell into Japanese hands during WWII. Over 100,000 prisoners of war endured appalling conditions in camps whilst doctors were raped and murdered.
Armageddon – The third part pictures thousands of soldiers captured, tortured and killed, both on the battlefields and in prison camps in a war conducted far from the sight of the Geneva Convention.
Apocalypse – The last part of the series concludes with the bomb being dropped at Hiroshima.
Hell in the Pacific,