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BBC Witness History: World War Two in the Pacific

uss california after the pearl harbor attack
USS California (BB 44) lists in the harbor at Pearl Harbor, T.H., Dec. 7 1941, after the Japanese attack. [General Photographic File of the Department of Navy / Picryl]

To mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the BBC’s Witness History presents an hour of personal stories from the time.  We meet a survivor of Pearl Harbor, speak to actor George Takei about his time in a US internment camp, and speak to the son of a Japanese soldier who spent 28 years in the jungle.  Listen for these and other first-hand accounts of the major battles and the aftermath of the war in the Pacific.