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Japan's Lightning War

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Japan's Lightning War

Short | 02:07

From a young age, the Japanese are taught never to surrender. During the Second World War they prove to be merciless foes.

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The tragic images of the US Navy fleet burning and sinking at anchor have been engraved in memory as Roosevelt's "date which will live in infamy." Now, for the first time, see Japanese pilots and crewmen waking up in the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, as they prepare to attack their powerful neighbor across the ocean. In 1941 it is anything but obvious, but the tide has already begun to turn against the Axis powers.

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