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"Tells of some of the effects of World War II on Pacific island people and environment: the creation of the John Frum cult after a pilot visited Tanna Island and was mistaken for a god, a legend begun after the crash of a B-17 off Guadalcanal, and military equipment left to rust on the islands and in the sea."
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"Describes the campaign in Burma during World War II by the soldiers of the British and Indian armies who fought the Imperial Japanese army in the rain, mud and disease infested Burmese jungle."
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"Focuses on the role sex played in World War II. Young men used sex to forget desperate conditions, terrible fear, unending boredom, and the death all around them and to reaffirm their own humanity. This part looks at the sexual opportunities and prostitution available for the soldiers and sailors in the Pacific to be found on the carnival-like Hotel Street in Honolulu."
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"[A]n exploration of the still unsolved mysteries and startling true stories from behind the 'day of infamy' that plunged the United States into World War II"; a search for a sunken Japanese midget submarine; eyewitness accounts by both American and Japanese survivors; images captured inside the sunken hull of the battleship Arizona."
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"A reassembled and translated version of a documentary originally issued in Japanese by Bungei Shunju Ltd. on the gallant Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Battalion during World War II. Includes footage of their training and combat clips from the National Archives."
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"This is a story of a World War II internment camp for Japanese-Americans and Japanese aliens. Topaz tells a story of wartime hysteria and its impact on an ethnic minority. Utilizing carefully chosen historical photographs and film footage (including clandestine footage shot by a prisoner) intermixed with contemporary interviews with former prisoners, Topaz skillfully tells a story of prejudice and pain."
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"Presents the stories of Chiune Sugihara, Japanese Consul to Lithuania, who disobeyed his government by issuing approximately 6,000 transit visas to Jewish refugees for passage from Europe to Dutch Curaçao via Japan, thus saving their lives; and the Japanese-American soldiers of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, who were among the Allied forces that liberated the Nazi concentration camps. Also documents a journey of Holocaust survivors back to Japan to commemorate a monument in honor of Sugihara."