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Fortress Japan

Fortress Japan

| 16 min

This short documentary examines the strength of the enemy forces in Japan towards the end of World War II. The mobilization of Japan's people and the consolidation of her fleets and armies along the front are weighed against the Allied Forces preparations for increasing attacks.

  • producer
    Stuart Legg
  • script
    Stuart Legg
  • editing
    Stuart Legg


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Ages 15 to 17

History - World War II
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)

This film can be incorporated into a larger study of World War II, specifically the Pacific theatre. With the war in Europe winding down, Canada now focuses its attention on defeating Japan in the Far East. Students can also study and discuss the film's purpose, its intended audience, its often fearful tone, its use of graphic images, and the frequent use of racist language to describe the Japanese.

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