Synopsis by Karen Solomon
Commentary from war experts and graphic, often brutal, footage from real naval disputes, air battles, and hand-to-hand combat round out this extensive series originally broadcast by the History Channel. The series travels the globe to present a historical account and strategic interpretation of the Great War that shaped history and changed the world forever. In this volume, moving black-and-white footage and rare color imagery document the strategy that led the Allies to victory. The program shows the chain of events of battles fought in the Pacific, including the understated Battle of Peteliu, an attempt to liberate the Gilbert Islands.