A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
The 1st Marine Division fight a determined Japanese force who prefer death to surrender and are indifferent to the lives of civilians. They are now on Okinawa and coming ever closer to defeating the enemy. The weather and the heat are still proving to be difficult but the physical conditions reflect their own mental state. Constant stress from never-ending fighting results in a variety of reactions from the men. For the first time, the men also have to deal with the presence of Japanese civilians, who are being given safe passage through the US lines to safety in the rear.
Pvt. Hamm is a replacement recruit who volunteered for the Marines. Believing that the war is a justified and honorable one, Hamm is shipped out to Okinawa and quickly comes face to face with the ugly truth of combat as he watches the people around him break down and fall into total moral emptiness.