But The Pacific interested us because (1) we are history buffs and (2) all the men in my father's generation in his family were in the Navy in the Pacific theater in WWII.
My dad was the navigator of a sub-chaser in the Pacific which dodged a couple of kamikaze planes. Towards the end of the war he was stationed in China. His brother-in-law was also in China while El Jefe's uncle was in the Navy in Australia.
The mini-series has some interviews with surviving vets of the era, who must have been teenagers at that time. That generation is quickly fading away so I think it is great that this was included here. With our nephew now in active service in the Navy as a surgeon, preparing for deployment later this year to Afghanistan accompanying a group of Marines, the series is not only historic but timely.
We thought the first installment was very well done and look forward to the rest of them. If you caught it, what did you think?