From the Ashes
S1, EP8 "From the Ashes"
ON DEMAND
President Harry Truman decides to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Emperor Hirohito surrenders, and Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrives to oversee the country's occupation; mortal enemies must now become partners in Japan's rebirth.
Original Air Date: Aug 12, 2018 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
No Surrender
S1, EP7 "No Surrender"
ON DEMAND
By the spring of 1945, the United States begins to take back the Philippines; on Borneo, the Australians invade Labuan; when the United States invades Okinawa, Japan makes a strong stand and launches the biggest kamikaze attacks of the war.
Original Air Date: Aug 05, 2018 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Fire From the Sky
S1, EP6 "Fire From the Sky"
ON DEMAND
Allies slug it out on the island of Peleliu in a campaign to pave the way for Gen. MacArthur's return to the Philippines; footage shows troops enduring the muddy muck in the Philippines; Japan unveils a devastating new tactic, the kamikaze.
Original Air Date: Jul 29, 2018 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Striking Distance
S1, EP5 "Striking Distance"
ON DEMAND
Allied forces move to take the valuable islands of Tinian and Guam that threaten American air operations; meanwhile, Gen. Curtis LeMay is tasked with planning and executing a fire bombing campaign against Japan.
Original Air Date: Jul 22, 2018 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
The Enemy Underground
S1, EP4 "The Enemy Underground"
ON DEMAND
By the summer of 1944, the United States is gaining the upper hand in the Pacific War with better training, troop numbers and supply lines; it aims for the heart of Japan's inner defense ring, engaging in a naval battle for Saipan in the Marianas.
Original Air Date: Jul 15, 2018 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Island Hopping
S1, EP3 "Island Hopping"
ON DEMAND
In 1943, the United States engages in a new series of island-hopping invasions; the first stop is the Tarawa Atoll, where troops embark upon the largest amphibious invasion ever staged in the Pacific to fight one of the costliest battles of the war.
Original Air Date: Jul 08, 2018 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Shockwaves
S1, EP2 "Shockwaves"
ON DEMAND
Months after the Pearl Harbor attack, shock waves reverberate in every corner of the Pacific; Americans deploy to stem the enemy's advance; after culture clashes, Allied forces later bond over efforts to thwart Japan's move to control New Guinea.
Original Air Date: Jul 01, 2018 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
An Ocean Apart
S1, EP1 "An Ocean Apart"
ON DEMAND
A look at life in the Pacific before, during, and after the attack on Pearl Harbor, presented through home movies and combat footage.
Original Air Date: Jun 24, 2018 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m