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Road to Tokyo

Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
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By late 1944, the worst of World War Two appears to be over. Germany is awaiting defeat after D-Day and Japan has been repulsed from Australia's doorstep. But the conflict in the Pacific is about to hot up and it will be a long road to Tokyo for the Allies... This is the forgotten story of being so near to victory, yet so far; of the terrible human sacrifice in the war's last months, which only ended with atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Narrated by Jack Thompson, Road to Tokyo is an Australian eyewitness account of history, told by men who faced kamikaze attacks from an enemy that refused to surrender, and by those on the homefront who waited in agony for news of 22,000 prisoners of war. Combining interviews and vivid archival footage, it provides a social context as well as a military overview of the titanic struggle against Japan. It reveals the emotional and the physical toll on Australia's leaders, servicemen and women, and civilians. Importantly, the film also assesses our new relationship with the United States - a strategic alliance that continues to have significance today. And it highlights the often overlooked contribution made by Australia as General Douglas MacArthur sidelined our forces and island-hopped his way towards his goal. Tokyo was the prize. For Australia, the road there was signposted with some of the bloodiest campaigns and most appalling events of World War Two - and the memory of 8031 POWs who would never come home. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Mark Hamlyn, Alison Leigh Producer: Sally Regan Director: Graham Shirley Writer: Graham Shirley DOP/Cinematographer: Paul Ree Narrator/Presenter: Jack Thompson
Release Date
2005
Language
In English
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  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2005.
Publisher no.
1100303 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file)
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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