This coming Sunday, March 14, HBO is showing the first part of a ten-part miniseries, The Pacific, starting at 9:00 PM.
The miniseries is based, in part, of first-hand accounts of participants in the World War II's Pacific campaign. One of the books is Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific: A Young Man's Stirring Account of Combat in World War II by Robert Leckie [B LEC].
We have many other books on the war in the Pacific including Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman [940.5472 NOR] and Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission by Hampton Sides [940.54 SID].
The Pacific campaign is the subject of several works of fiction and films including The Pilots by James Spencer [F SPE], The Thin Red Line [DVD THI], and South Pacific [DVD SOU].