Melanesian Nightmare is compellingly somber episode of Victory at Sea
In New Guinea, the Japanese fight a never-ending losing battle against the Allies of Australia and the United States as more and more casualties pile up while their homeland only hears news of victory being broadcast on radio. Eventually, the soldiers' ashes arrive in white boxes to a mournful nation...While depicting several battles between Americans and their Asian enemies, we see just how Japan's people are suffering in defeat as especially shown in a scene of all their bodies laying in waste. Also, a very touching scene of the massive funeral of the Pacific country's men concludes this segment providing a balance of how universal grief truly is. Great narration from Leonard Graves and, as always, touching music from Richard Rodgers. This series is highly essential viewing for World War II scholars.
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