The Century of Warfare

Season 1 Episode 18

Jungle and Ocean - Pacific Theatre 1943 - 1945

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 1994 on A&E
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Jungle and Ocean - Pacific Theatre 1943 - 1945
On 6 August 1945 an American B-29 called Enola Gay took off, its target the city of Hiroshima. Once above the city, a single atomic bomb nicknamed 'Little Boy' was dropped. The result was total destruction. Nagasaki soon suffered the same fate and within days Emperor Hirohito insisted that Japan must surrender. It was the climax to an unrelenting campaign in which Allied forces had driven back the Japanese from the islands of the Pacific and the jungles of Malaya and Burma in the face of suicidal resistance.This programme centres on the harrowing and bloody campaigns that led to final victory in the Second World War.* The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot* Japanese Suicide Missions* The Battle for Iwo Jima * The Allied Campaigns in Burma* The Manhattan Projectmoreless

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