AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Victory in the Pacific Series

Lectures curated around American Experience: Victory in the Pacific, which examines the final year of World War II in the Pacific.

This program looks at the escalation of bloodletting from the vantage points of both the Japanese and the Americans. Most of the Emperor's inner circle was determined to continue the war even after losses in the Philippines in February 1945 cut off Japan's supply lines. And though he was warned that his country, brought to its knees by the conflict, might erupt in a Communist revolution, Emperor Hirohito believed that one last decisive battle could reverse Japan's fortunes.

Lectures curated around American Experience: Victory in the Pacific, which examines the final year of World War II in the Pacific.

This program looks at the escalation of bloodletting from the vantage points of both the Japanese and the Americans. Most of the Emperor's inner circle was determined to continue the war even after losses in the Philippines in February 1945 cut off Japan's supply lines. And though he was warned that his country, brought to its knees by the conflict, might erupt in a Communist revolution, Emperor Hirohito believed that one last decisive battle could reverse Japan's fortunes.

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