Tojo's War (2001)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Recalling Hideki Tojo, Japan's prime minister for most of WWII. "The Allies blamed him for starting the war," says narrator Will Lyman; "Japanese blamed him for losing it." This biography includes an interview with a Tojo granddaughter who wrote a book sympathetic to him; and footage from the 1946-48 Tokyo war-crimes tribunal that sentenced him to death (he was hanged in December 1948). Tojo believed the war to be a "holy crusade," says Lyman. But "it was a patch of glorious self-destruction."

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commander, Japan, justice, loyalty, mastermind, military-leader, post-war, Prime-Minister, protection, ruthlessness, sacrifice, world-war