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Japan : 1941-1945

Author: Laurence Olivier; Hugh Raggett; Courtney Browne; Jeremy Isaacs
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Thorn EMI Video, ©1982.
Series: World at war, vol. 22.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many Japanese were stunned and fearful when war was declared against the West in 1941. But after the victories of Hong Kong, Malaya, and Singapore, their earlier fears were lost in exultation. By 1944, the scales had tipped fully against Japan, but still they defended their homeland, unaware of the terrible weapon yet to be used against them which would end the war.
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; Hugh Raggett; Courtney Browne; Jeremy Isaacs
OCLC Number: 12026505
Notes: "In cooperation with the Imperial War Museum."
TVF 2072.
Credits: Graphics, Lester Halhed ; film editor, David Taylor ; narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis.
Performer(s): Narrator, Laurence Olivier.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS-Standard play) (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: World at war, vol. 22.
Other Titles: Japan, 1941-1945
Responsibility: produced and directed by Hugh Raggett ; written by Courtney Browne ; produced by Jeremy Isaacs.
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Many Japanese were stunned and fearful when war was declared against the West in 1941. But after the victories of Hong Kong, Malaya, and Singapore, their earlier fears were lost in exultation. By 1944, the scales had tipped fully against Japan, but still they defended their homeland, unaware of the terrible weapon yet to be used against them which would end the war.

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