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: The Air War on Japan, covers the strategic bombing campaign against Japan that ended with the dropping of the atomic bombs. While later attention has focused on the use of nuclear weaponry, the fire bombings that preceded it were far more devastating and killed many more Japanese civilians.