The Last Days of World War II (2005): S01E18 – June 17-23


Introduction

The Last Days of World War II is a 26 part war documentary covering the final six months of combat in weekly segments, hosted by Greg Stebner, and published by History Channel in 2005.

Outline

In the Philippines, Appari, the last port held by the Japanese, falls to US forces, who now make contact with Filipino guerrillas. After three months of some of the most bitter fighting of the entire war, the Japanese finally cease trying to defend Okinawa against US forces. At dawn the Japanese commander, Lieutenant General Mitsuru Ushijima emerges from his bunker in a cave and commits ritual suicide in front of his shocked and demoralised staff officers. Victory at Okinawa places US forces just 400 miles from mainland Japan. Lieutenant General Simon B. Buckner, …

The Last Days of World War II Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Last Days of World War II here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 17 June 2005.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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