Our exciting new documentary series – Remains of War. Because in 3 hour long episodes we explore the debris of the merciless battles of World War 2 across the remote islands of the Pacific. Here’s a link to the preview video.
80th anniversary of end of war in Pacific
Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War, this series follows the original path of the American naval advance northwards towards Japan. From battle-ravaged Guadalcanal to former Japanese stronghold of Truk. Roaming through the jungles and islands of Papua New Guinea and tracking the savage fight for the tiny island of Peleliu. As a result, we reveal some of the fascinating and forgotten tales of the conflict, and the people involved. Eighty years on, wreckage is easy to find – not only under the ocean but also on land.
Extensive archive footage
Archive footage from the time, shot in the heat of the original battles will give relevance to the rusting remains.
Wrecks of all types of ships still contain their cargoes. Some are partly beached where invasion forces landed supplies. While others lie deep below the waves where they were sunk by air attack or in sea battle. We dive on a Japanese submarine, lost with all her crew. Dozens of aircraft, from large bombers to small fighter planes lie scattered on the seabed – often intact.
On land, artillery pieces still aim where they last fired over 80 years ago, and abandoned tanks lie rusting in the jungle. Subterranean Japanese hospitals and tunnel complexes, vehicles and weapons all make up this military scrapyard. Additionally, we reveal the full story behind the recently discovered remains of Admiral Yamamoto’s plane, shot down by US forces after a secret operation
Multiple filming locations
Eventually we filmed across Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Palau and Truk. As a result, the series provides a unique history of yesterday’s war through today’s visible remains. We will be releasing the new documentary series n early 2024 as a Shark Bay Films / Crow Creative production