Robert Leckie and the 1st Marines land on Guadalcanal and take part in the Battle of the Tenaru. Eugene Sledge persuades his parents to allow him to join the war. The Battle of Savo Island is briefly portrayed.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these poetry...

Iliad
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This Poem is referred to by Guadalcanal/Leckie part of The Pacific Season 1
Quoted, "Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause."

It refers to these books...

Barrack-Room Ballads
written by

This Book is referred to by Guadalcanal/Leckie part of The Pacific Season 1
Eugene gives his best friend, Sidney, this book before Sidney leaves Alabama to catch a train to join the Marines.

South Sea Tales
written by

This Book is referred to by Guadalcanal/Leckie part of The Pacific Season 1
Mentioned in Leckie's letter to Vera: " This great undertaking for God and country has landed us in a tropical paradise somewhere in what Jack London refers to as, 'Those terrible Solomons.'" "The Terrible Solomons" was one of the short stories in this book.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

The Pacific Season 1

# Title Air Date
The Pacific
1:1 Guadalcanal/Leckie Mar 14, 2010
1:2 Basilone Mar 21, 2010
1:3 Melbourne Mar 28, 2010
1:4 Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika Apr 4, 2010
1:5 Peleliu Landing Apr 11, 2010
1:6 Peleliu Airfield Apr 18, 2010
1:7 Peleliu Hills Apr 25, 2010
1:8 Iwo Jima May 2, 2010
1:9 Okinawa May 9, 2010
1:10 Home May 16, 2010