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The television series The Pacific tells the story of The Pacific War, the actions of the United States Marine corps during the war. However, special focus was based on the experiences of three of the Marine Corps during the war. These three guys were Eugene Sledge who was a corporal, Robert Leckie and John Basilone the sergeant. They were in different military units within the first marine division. Stories about John Basildone and Eugene Sledge featured more in the series.
The main cast members include Joseph Mazzello who played the role of Eugene Sledge, James Dale who featured as Robert Leckie as well as Jon Seda who featured as John Basilone. Also featuring were other cast members who were used to protray the experiences of senior officers during wars, the life and experiences of prisoners at war and also showed how naval aviation was developed.
The Pacific was created by Bruce McKenna, who also served as the co producer of the series and worked closely with Stephen Ambrose who played the role of consultant. The series is somehow related to the Band of Brothers as they are both centered around the same idea.
It was based on two autobiographies of United States Marines by Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie, featuring popular battles between the United States marine and Japan. it covered everything from the beginning of the battle till the end and also covered how the marine corps returned home.
The series took the form of miniseries, whereby the story was told in very few episodes and comprised of ten parts.
It was produced by the joined collaboration of Tom hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman alongside 7Network, Sky Movies, HBO, Playtone, Warner Brothers and Dream Works.
The series was broadcast in different countries and at different times of the day on stations such as Sky Movies, HBO, AXN and had a wide coverage by different channels as well.
The series was well appreciated and got good ratings from film critics.
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After the Japanese surrender, Leckie, healed from his wounds, leaves the hospital and returns home, while Sledge heads back to Alabama to be reunited with his family and Sid Phillips. Lena visits Basilone's home and has an emotional meeting with his family. Leckie adjusts to post-war life by resuming his old job and starting a new relationship, but for Sledge, unsure why he survived the war seemingly unscathed, adjustment will require more time.
Basilone persuades the Marines to allow him back into the ranks after becoming increasingly tired of selling war bonds. He enjoys a romance while stationed at Camp Pendleton with a female Marine called Lena Riggi. The two Marines know their time together will be short, as Basilone will soon ship out to Iwo Jima.
The battle continues against the extremely determined Japanese. Terrible acts of barbarism are conducted by both sides and Sledge questions his own moral compass after the loss of a leader. The Marines eventually secure Peleliu with the help of their newly christened 'Sledgehammer' and return to Pavuvu, changed men forever.
Basilone travels the country selling war bonds as his celebrity increases. Sledge has finished his training and is now part of the 5th marines, 1st marine division and is reunited with his friend Phillips. Leckie also rejoins the company. The marines land on the heavily defended island of peleliu, where Sledge gets his first taste of combat against the Japanese.
Finally enlisted as a Marine, Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester on the Japanese-held island of New Britain. As Leckie and the other Marines battle the Japanese, they quickly realize that the more ominous enemy is the smothering jungle itself. Having survived Gloucester and stationed on the godforsaken island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins displaying the physical and mental effects of combat and is sent to a naval hospital on nearby Banika for psychiatric observation.
Physically and mentally debilitated after the fourth-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviors of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell U.S. war bonds.
Back-up lands on Guadalcanal in the form of the 7th marines including Basilone to help defend the airfield. Basilone helps defend against a Japanese night raid, suffering a loss in the process. The marines, after four months of fighting enemies and disease are evacuated off the island.
In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Marine Sgt. John Basilone prepares to ship out and confront the enemy somewhere in the Pacific.
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- Season 1 Episode 8 Iwo Jima