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About the production
Armorer Simon Atherton talks about the challenges he faced while trying to find authentic weaponry for The Pacific.
From the buttons on a dress, the color of an article of clothing or the weave of a uniforms fabric, appropriate costuming plays an especially important role in The Pacific.
The Pacific required more than 90 sets to be built, employed 800 crew and had 138 speaking roles for actors. These are just a few fascinating facts about the production - find out more here!
World War II planes in action
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Kiwi soldiers tell their stories
Tommy Sorley was onboard the Royal Navy Ship HMS Quail that struck a mine off the Italian Coast. He was one of the very few survivors of that blast. Click here to read his interview.
Owen Hicks was an aircraft electrician who was based in Guadalcanal for over a year during World War II. Click here to read about his experience.
tvnz.co.nz talks to John Murray, a New Zealand Air Force pilot who fought in the war in the Pacific.
World War II recollections
The Pacific Interviews
Tom Hanks gives his insight into the reasoning behind the making of The Pacific and the challenges he faced getting the production off the ground.
As we edge nearer to the premiere of The Pacific, Steven Spielberg descibes what it's like working with Tom Hanks again as well as the differences in this part of the war compared to the fighting in
Emmy®-winning Executive Producer Gary Goetzman talks about the up-and-coming series of The Pacific.
A sneak preview of The Pacific, featuring actor James Badge Dale talking about how he and the other principle actors prepared for their roles.
New Zealanders at war in the Pacific photogallery
What our New Zealand soldiers went through in the war in the Pacific will really hit home when you have a look at these photos of our soldiers in action.