Drawing on one of the largest libraries of combat footage on earth, this program details how the Allies finally won the Pacific War. The stunning sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and the European colonies in Southeast Asia was the beginning of six months of unbroken conquests for the forces of Imperial Japan. But finally the Allied forces rallied, and they began the long fight to win back the Pacific. The Allies began their first strategic offensive against Japan with landings on the Solomon Islands and Admiral Halsey's Battle of the Bismarck Sea helped neutralize the Japanese Offensive.
They fought for the losing side in the greatest conflict in history. Allied propaganda painted them as killing machines, willing to fight to the death for the master race or their emperor. But what is the truth about the Axis' soldiers? FOOT SOLDIER: THE AXIS is a penetrating look at the men who fought for Hitler, Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito. Rare films show their training exercises and the brutal reality of some of history's bloodiest engagements. Get an up-close view of what it was like to fight for Rommel in Africa, to endure the bitter cold of the Eastern Front, and to battle American Marines at Okinawa and Iwo Jima through extensive documents and testimony from the men who were there. Like no other program available, FOOT SOLDIER: THE AXIS is a unique portrait of the men who fought and died for the enemy during World War II.