Japan's War In Colour

  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2003
  |  94 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Channel 4 documentary giving a comprehensive view of the rise, defeat and ultimate rebuilding of a devastated country. The programme dispels the myth that color footage did not exist in Japan until United States forces arrived in 1945, featuring never-before-seen colour footage from as early as 1931. The recently discovered film material portrays Imperial Japanese troops in Manchuria in 1931, domestic scenes of Japan in the 1930s, preparations for war in 1939 and occupation troops in Shanghai in 1940. Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway and Japan's ultimate surrender are also vividly traced.