In its drive for domination of East Asia and the Pacific, the Japanese Empire knew that it would ultimately have to defeat the United States of America. With a massive naval armada, thousands of war planes, and the largest army in the Pacific region, Japan felt confident that the attack on Pearl Harbor would crush both America's navy and the will of the Americans to fight.
They were wrong.
Japan for a time ruled the high seas and seemed nearly invincible. But within months, America began to rebuild its forced, taking the fight to the Japanese. This is the complete story of The Bloody War in the Pacific, with hours of archival combat footage, and commentary by combat veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy who recount with chilling detail the personal sacrifices and determination that in the end drove the Japanese first back to their homeland and then into crushing defeat in 1945.