I Bombed Pearl Harbor (1961)

Genres - Action, Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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The attack on Pearl Harbor is presented from the Japanese point of view in this war drama. The story centers upon Natsuki, the flight navigator for Admiral Isoroku Yamaguchi, the task force commander in charge of the fateful attack. After the bombing, Natsuki returns to Japan where his fiance waits. Though they are childhood sweethearts, he, fearing that marriage will affect his competence as an officer, refuses to marry her. The war continues, and Natsuki begins to wonder if the Japanese fleet is truly invincible after they suffer a series of crushing defeats. His own carrier is sunk by American bombers at Midway. As they sink, the crewman stand at attention and salute.

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enemy, war, Admiral, America, attack, boating, bomb, carrier, childhood, childhood-sweetheart, commander, conquest, fleet, flight-navigator, forces [military], invincibility, Japan, marriage, officer, sweetheart, task-force, pearl