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: War in the North - The Aleutians, covers the only battles of World War II to be fought on U.S. soil, namely the struggle for Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Bitter fighting in unbelievable climactic conditions was the hallmark of this little-known campaign.