I’ve been eagerly awaiting this miniseries since I saw the first trailer, despite my recent misgivings thanks to Tom Hanks’ asshattery. Here’s a little history that sets the stage for the first episode.
In partnership with HBO, The U.S. Naval Institute has collected a great wealth of historical information on the the Pacific Theater of World War II. For further reading, try any (or all) of these books:
Want more video?
There’s a bunch more after the jump.
Either watch this playlist of HBO’s videos related to “The Pacific” …
… or watch the two short trailers below.