After the Japanese surrender, Leckie, healed from his wounds, leaves the hospital and returns home, while Sledge heads back to Alabama to be reunited with his family and Sid Phillips. Lena visits Basilone's home and has an emotional meeting with his family. Leckie adjusts to post-war life by resuming his old job and starting a new relationship, but for Sledge, unsure why he survived the war seemingly unscathed, adjustment will require more time.
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After battling across the island of Okinawa for over a month, Sledge and the rest of the 1st Marine Division are ordered to relieve an army division that has been in combat against the most strongly defended Japanese position on the island. The primordial conditions and the moral dilemma posed by the presence of civilians put tremendous strain on the physical and psychological endurance of Sledge and the other marines.
The Marines, including the newly christened 'Sledgehammer', continue the battle of Peleliu against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Devastated by the loss of a revered leader, and witnessing unimaginable barbarity on both sides, Sledge veers to the very edge of moral collapse. Their objective finally secured, the Marines return to Pavuvu fundamentally changed by their experience on Peleliu.
Having crushed the Protestants and thwarted Leto, Louis feels invincible. But his family and France are divided and Fabien is on the loose. What of the future? What will be his legacy? Louis summons the Dauphin in order to show him how to be a king.
Louis persuades Philippe to kill their father together so they can both have a clean slate. Fabien knows Louis has killed the prisoner and deduces the truth about the Man in the Iron Mask. He's had enough of Louis' cruelty, refuses his orders, and leaves Versailles for good.
Despite the suffocating 115-degree heat and a lack of clean drinking water, Sledge, Leckie and the other Marines confront the highly-fortified enemy as they attempt to capture the Peleliu airfield. After seeing his comrades badly injured, Leckie himself is wounded and evacuated from the island. Sledge witnesses the shocking truth about what is sometimes required to survive and fight another day.
With the help of famous voices, we talk about the day of 9/11, before exploring how America came to terms with the tragedy and learnt to laugh again. Alternative title: The 2000s: A New Reality.
Finally enlisted as a marine, Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester on the Japanese-held island of New Britain. As Leckie and the other marines battle the Japanese, they quickly realise that the more ominous enemy is the smothering jungle itself. Having survived Gloucester and being stationed on the godforsaken island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins displaying the physical and mental effects of combat and is sent to a naval hospital on nearby Banika for psychiatric observation.
Louis is plunged into an existential crisis. He and Philippe are haunted by the burning question: what to do with the prisoner? While Philippe wants to send him to the colonies, Louis knows there is only one option: to kill him. Meanwhile, the seeds of discord are growing on the streets of Paris.
Louis and Philippe visit the midwife who attended the birth of their secret brother, only to discover that their brother died young. So the burning question remains: who is the Man in the Iron Mask? Meanwhile, Fabien tracks down the fugitives, Sophie and Eleanor. Instead of killing them as the king ordered, his conscience and love for Sophie force him to let them go.
After the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie and Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne where they are greeted warmly by the Australians. While his buddies carouse,Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family.
Basilone and the 7th Marines arrive on Guadalcanal to reinforce Leckie and the rest of the 1st Marine Division as they continue to defend the crucial airstrip. Basilone plays a key role in repelling a night time Japanese attack, but suffers a frightful personal loss. After four months of continuous action, the exhausted and disease-ridden members of the 1st Marine Division are evacuated off the island.
He's the most notorious of all Roman emperors. He burned Rome, he engaged in incest, and killed his mother, his wife and thousands of Christians. He was a psycho. But suppose it was all lies. What if the crimes he committed never happened, or were normal behaviour for a Roman emperor? Suppose his enemies decided to trash his reputation, and succeeded for two thousand years? Was Nero actually a hero, who took from the rich and gave to the poor? Historians, psychologists, criminologists and toxicologists are brought in as this documentary reopens a cold case. Together they reveal a complex web of lies, deflections and intrigues. Flashbacks and re-enactments encourage the viewer to explore theories that are suddenly undermined by unexpected twists. The result: a reassessment of Roman history. It's time to re-examine the Nero Files.
In the immediate aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Marine Sgt. John Basilone prepares to ship out and confront the enemy somewhere in the Pacific, while budding journalist Robert Leckie enlists in the Marine Corps. Eugene Sledge, unable to enlist because of a heart murmur, says farewell to his best friend, Sidney Phillips, who is about to leave for boot camp. Exactly eight months after Pearl Harbor, the 1st Marine Division, including Leckie and Phillips, lands on Guadalcanal in order to secure its strategically vital airfield and prepare for the inevitable counterattack.
After the tragedy of Marie-Therese's death, Louis changes tactics. He plans to marry Philippe's daughter to King Charles and plots with the Ottomans to attack Austria. But he finds a new adversary in the papal envoy Leto, who has come to attend Marie-Therese's funeral.
Maintenon returns to the palace with renewed vigour and encourages Louis to step up his plans - and to impose restrictions on the Protestants. Chevalier stands up for Delphine, but Maintenon sacks him. Guillaume is compromised and recants his faith to secure a lucrative contract and save the family business, but his sister Jeanne is horrified - has he just sold his soul to the dream of Versailles? Louis wants to undermine Leopold in Vienna and makes a secret deal with Barek, the Ottoman envoy.
Explore the history of a unique generation, children aged 10 in 1940, who grew up in exceptional times: 650,000 orphans, 120,000 juvenile delinquents, 90,000 children lost during population movements, 11,500 Jewish children deported. Caught between collaboration and resistance, wartime childhood experiences and stories have, for a long time, been hushed up. Far from being spared by the brutal conflict, they were thrown into the chaos of dark and sinister times. For four years, this age group became the epicentre of national upheaval. Placed at the heart of Marechal Petain's 'regeneration' project, put to work out of necessity, exposed to hunger, death and deportation, and widely condemned by a fragile and incompetent judicial system, war children were both the instruments and scapegoats of a totalitarian regime. Listen to the testimony of those, on the fringes of history in the making, who came of age in the shadows of the 'national revival' imposed by Vichy during the worst world war in history.
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