This episode of the best-selling series opens with the Flying Tigers, those wild American soldiers secretly fighting Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the deadly surprise attack on Hawaii, the battles begin to storm across the Pacific in the lethal “island hopping” military strategy that earned American its hard-won Victory Over Japan.
- How did the Battle of Wake Island turn into “The Alamo of the Pacific”?
- Who figured out fighter planes could take off from ships in the middle of the ocean?
- Why was the Doolittle Raid considered a suicide mission?
- How did the young American men fighting on strange islands such as Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Iwo Jima learn to survive?