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Summary: Examination of Japan's rôle as aggressor in the Second World War.
Description: Japanese culture and duality ("restraint at home, excess in battle" etc). Pre-war Japanese imperialism: Formosa, Port Arthur, Korea. (Reel 2) Japan after WW1: Pu Yi in Manchuria, war against China. Japan signs Anticomintern Pact. Entry into war: Pearl Harbor etc. Expansion and oppression. Spring 42 - Japanese halted in Burma, New Guinea. (Reel 3) Further Pacific conflict, British Fourteenth Army, Chinese airlifts. Japan in retreat. Fall of Mandalay. Borneo. Allies close in; atomic bomb. August 1945: surrender.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
World Wide Pictures (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: propaganda, British - inflammatory: anti-Japan (object name)
society, Japanese - ethnic (object name)
society, Japanese - history (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 3
Footage: 2450 ft; Running time: 28 mins
Notes: Summary: one of the series "made in sixteen languages for the liberated peoples of Europe".