the United States Marine Corps’ actions in the Pacific theater of operations, Voices
of the Pacific presents the true stories of heroism and honor as told by
such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum—whose
exploits were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific—and their
marine buddies from the legendary First Marine Division.
fifteen marines from the Pearl Harbor attack and intense boot camp training
through battles with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and
Okinawa to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton
have compiled an oral history of the Pacific War in the words of the men who
fought on the front lines. With unflinching honesty, these marines reveal
harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and
camaraderie they found—and lost—and the aftermath of the war’s impact on their
unprecedented access to the veterans and unpublished memoirs, Makos and
Brotherton have forged Voices of the Pacific into an incredible historic
record of American bravery and sacrifice. Download and start listening now!