D-Days in the Pacific

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Courtesy of HBO
Courtesy of HBO

Hour 1

The first part of HBO’s 10-part series, “The Pacific,” premiered Sunday, March 14th. It tells the story of the five brutal battles of the U.S. offensive in the Pacific theater in WWII: Guadalcanal, Peleliu, New Guinea, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Our guest, writer and the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College, DONALD L. MILLER, is a historical consultant to the cable series. His book, D-Days in the Pacific, is one of three books he has written on WWII. In addition to being a historical consultant, he appears on-camera, working with the same creative team behind the 2001 HBO miniseries, “Band of Brothers,” including actor Tom Hanks and director/producer Steven Spielberg.

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