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. This volume looks at the jungle that American and Japanese soldiers faced when fighting overseas. As if battling at the front lines weren't difficult enough, jungle operations also meant dealing with dangerous animals and insects, as well as battling extreme heat and tropical diseases. This series segment details the often forgotten difficulties that soldiers dealt with on a daily basis while fighting for their country.