The Pacific Theatre - Where WWII Didn't End In 1945

The Pacific Theatre - Where WWII Didn't End In 1945

When the German Empire and Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939, it set in motion a chain reaction, that plunged the whole word into darkness. This period, now known as WWII was ended by possibly the most devastating event in modern History. The deployment of nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which resulted in Japans unconditional surrender in September 1945.
While the war ended in Europe 5 months earlier with the capture of Berlin by allied forces, the Japanese wouldn’t give up so easy. In May 1945, the war was still raging in the Pacific Islands, without an immediate end in sight.
The Japanese troops stationed there, have grown up in a militaristic culture, that glorified martial ability and saw surrender or defeat as the greatest possible shame. When Japan surrendered, the world these soldiers knew their whole life broke apart. But not for everybody.
Because out there, on the islands of the Pacific Ocean, cut off from communication a handful of Japanese soldiers continued to hold their positions, facing nothing but their own uncertainty.