Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is part 22 in the 26-volume World at War series that chronicles the history of World War II. The highly acclaimed series, narrated by Laurence Olivier, first aired on television in 1974. This episode examines the Japanese war machine. Japan's military strategy was based on a quick victory, since it did not have the resources for a protracted war. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought both England and the United States into the war against Japan. The lengthy and bloody struggle in the Pacific spelled ultimate defeat for Japan.