The Documentary DVD
The Americans, by the end of WWII, had seized a spectacular treasure-trove of official Japanese archival footage. Compiled and written by Louis Pollock and directed by Irving Lerner, this documentary begins with the Pearl Harbor attack, from the carrier decks to the bombing, revealing the only known aerial footage of the strike. Japan's rapid conquests of the Philippines, Singapore, Wake Island, and much of Burma are chronicled, along with numerous scenes of Pacific Island natives, captured allied prisoners, the occupation of the Aleutians, and Kamikaze pilots taking their last rites. Its a must-see for any war-history enthusiast.
USA, 1950, B&W, 64 minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)