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1st to Fight: Pacific War Marines

In 1942, on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal, Americans faced and defeated the Japanese for the first time in a land battle. The fight was one of the most brutal of the war.
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In 1942, on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal, Americans faced and defeated the Japanese for the first time in a land battle. The fight was one of the most brutal of the war.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 at 2 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On demand now with KPBS Passport!

On the Pacific island of Guadalcanal in 1942, the famed 1st Marine Division — the oldest, largest and most decorated division of the U.S. Marine Corps — defeated Japanese forces in a turning point of WWII. "1st To Fight: Pacific War Marines," narrated by actor Jon Seda (HBO's THE PACIFIC and NBC's CHICAGO P.D.), documents the experiences of 1st Marine Division veterans who took part in the historic fight.

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"1st To Fight: Pacific War Marines" documents the experiences of the few remaining 1st Marine Division veterans who took part in this historic fight in the Solomon Islands.
WNED / Buffalo Toronto Public Media
"1st To Fight: Pacific War Marines" documents the experiences of the few remaining 1st Marine Division veterans who took part in this historic fight in the Solomon Islands.

Presented by WNED / Buffalo Toronto Public Media. Distributed by American Public Television.

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