Siege of Fort Bismarck (1968)

Genres - Action, Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Originally released in Japan as Chintao Yosai Bakugeki Meir Ei, Siege of Fort Bismarck is set during World War I, when (though not commonly acknowledged) the Japanese fought aggressively against Germany - a series of events that gain immense historical significance in retrospect because they marked Japan's very first use of naval aviation in warfare. As the tale opens, the Germans have built an outpost fort on the coast of China, christened Fort Bismarck. But Japan casts its lot with the Allies, thus its military leaders want to capture Fort Bismarck and rout the Kaiser's forces. Unfortunately Japan has no air force -- at least not until they purchase two planes from the French. Though heavily outflanked, the Japanese forces team up with the Brits and finally cripple the German fighting machine via aerial assault.

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war, aerial, against-all-odds, Air-Force, attack, bomb, capture, colonialism, confusion, flight, forces [military], Germany, invasion, Japan, military, Navy, outpost, territory, train [locomotive], wound [injury]