Season 17, Episode 10 Victory in the Pacific
First Aired: May 2, 2005
“Victory in the Pacific,” a somber, introspective chronicle of the “embrace of death” the U.S. and Japan shared during the final year of World War II. Filmmaker Austin Hoyt focuses on the viciousness of the fighting, and the victory, he contends, resulted as much from the Soviet invasion of Manchuria as from the atomic bomb. Hoyt profiled Douglas MacArthur for “American Experience” in 1999.
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- Premiered: October 4, 1988
- Rating: TV-PG
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