Melanesian Nightmare

New Guinea Campaign: The Allies are victorious in New Guinea as they repel the Japanese. They thus bring the fight through a series of “island-hopping” offensives using a new ship—the slow but vital LST. The price paid is great on both sides, but as Japanese casualties increase in their never-ending losing battle against the Allied onslaught, their homeland only hears news of their victory being broadcast by radio. Japan’s people are shown suffering in defeat through a scene of a massive funeral, providing a balance of how universal grief truly is.