Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode Crusade in the Pacific: MacArthur Returns to the Philippines, covers MacArthur's return, fulfilling a promise he had made four years previous. The bitter fighting for the islands is documented, including the battle that left Manila in ruins.