Victory in the Pacific

Victory in the Pacific is a PBS American Experience show chronicling the war in the Pacific. It is based on Miller’s book The Story of World War II. Miller was a scriptwriting and historical consultant, as well as an on-camera expert for the film. The program looks at the final year of the Pacific campaign. It portrays the devastating final battles, such as Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, by featuring numerous first-hand experiences of Japanese and American soldiers and civilians. It also explores the rationale for dropping the atomic bomb and provides a glimpse into the decision-making process of the Japanese military. The film was nominated for three Emmys in 2005—Outstanding Historical Programming- Long Form; Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing; and Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research.