Crusade in the Pacific : WW2 Documentary – S1, Ep10 – Up the Solomons Ladder: Bougainville

Up the Solomons Ladder: Bougainville

Crusade in the Pacific looks at the campaign in the Solomon Islands directed at the Japanese stronghold on Bougainville. Allied reconnaissance aircraft target the island providing valuable intelligence for Allied bombing runs which loosen up the island for invasion. Allied troops eventual secure the beach and slowly fight their way across the island. The Japanese launch a counter-attack, but they are defeated in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay. After brutal fighting, the island is secured.

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