Synopsis by Sarah Ing
American involvement in World War II began and ended violently. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States to Europe in defense of the Allied forces. Four years later, America halted all opposition when it dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Both of these events are replayed in the documentary Attack and Reprisal. Compliments of the U.S. War and Navy departments, actual footage comprises this release. The terror and damage witnessed in Pearl Harbor are dwarfed by the destruction in Japan. In Hiroshima alone, 100,000 people died when the atomic bomb was dropped. Nagasaki also hosted a final blow. This dramatic program re-creates the tragic incidents that stand as a consequence of war.
attack, bombing, Japan, war, world-war