The Pacific was partially shot in Australia and more importantly Melbourne about 2 years ago. The mini-series focuses on the US forces battle in WWII against the Japanese. The first two episodes follow a group of marines at home preparing to go to war and a battle defending Guadalcanal from the Japanese. Don’t worry, no spoilers in this post.
The third episode of the series focuses on the US soldiers R&R time in Australia, in particular the warm welcome by Australians especially the young women. As many may remember the crew of The Pacific took over many places in Melbourne including Flinders Street station and parts of Carlton North.
Flinders Street Station
Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
Outside La Porchetta, Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
The newspaper in the background says “Heavy Penalties Needed for Tyre Thieves”. Apparently, there was a bit of tyre theft going on in Melbourne in the 1940′s as explained in an article from The Argus here and also here.
See more screencaps here.
The Pacific debuts in Australia on Channel 7 later in the year.