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Published on May 18, 2007
During the making of HBO's THE PACIFIC, I served as a researcher with the duty of providing period film footage clips such as this one - shot on the same locations as the 10 part mini-series follows: Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Now that the series is airing you might find these short clips interesting. I appolojize for the lack of audio, yet they were only intended as simple visual aids for the Prop and Art Departments. Nevertheless, by watching them you'll get an idea of what it was like in these remote island battlefield locations.
In this clip you see: John Basilone meets the mayor of NYC during the War Bond Tour. Here the Mayor asks John to talk about how he got his Medal of Honor...