Japan's defense preparations against the expected Allied invasion of the mainland is the subject of this well-made documentary narrated by Lorne Green. The first part of this film recapitulates the major Pacific battles from 1941 to 1945. An entry from the prestigious World in Action series. Canada, 1945, B&W, 17 minutes.
Plus: THE FLEET THAT CAME TO STAY (USA, 1945): The story of the last great battle of World War 2, the battle of Okinawa, where the greatest concentration of ships and men in all history was involved. This excellent documentary contains extensive scenes of the best Kamikaze air-action footage ever filmed. Highly recommended. B&W, 19 minutes.
Both films on one DVD, total running time 36 minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)