"The Pacific" Peleliu Hills (TV Episode 2010) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Mini-Series)


Plot Summary

  • Although they now control the airfield, the battle continues on Peleliu with the Marines trying to dislodge the Japanese from their hillside fortifications. The Japanese are well entrenched and are proving difficult to get at. Sledge continues to do his job well, but is profoundly shaken by the death and destruction all around him. All of the men are affected when one of their officers is killed. Back in the US, John Basilone is still making public appearances and selling war bonds.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Because US military intelligence completely underestimated the Japanese defense efforts on Peleliu, Sledge shivers seeing many marines including a good friend and the company's beloved captain fall victim of the horribly, hence bloody slow progress trough a network of hundreds of caves and traps. Even gentle Sledge's innate sense of justice wavers in the dehumanizing flood of cruelty and revenge. Friendly fire also takes a pointless toll. Basilone feels so guilty about his safe luxury life that he hits golf-balls all night until his hands are a bloody mess.

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • The Marines, including the newly christened "Sledgehammer," continue the battle of Peleliu against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Devastated by the loss of a revered leader, and witnessing unimaginable barbarity on both sides, Sledge veers to the very edge of moral collapse. Their objective finally secured, the Marines return to Pavuvu fundamentally changed by their experience on Peleliu.

    - Written by HBO Publicity
  • Sledge finds the carnage and death of his companions on Peleilu increasingly difficult to bear as Basilone continues his bond drive in the States.

    - Written by duke1029@aol.com


Part Seven Peleliu, October 1944 Eugene Sledge is still in the thick of battle as the troops assault the enemy fortress in the cliffs...

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