Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

  |  Drama, War

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In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese ... See full summary »

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12 January 2019 | Uriah43
| Captures Another Side of the Pacific War
Narrated in a semi-documentary fashion, this film details the difficult decisions made by the Japanese Navy to extract over 5,000 soldiers entrenched on the small Aleutian island of Kiska prior to an overwhelming American invasion to retake it. That being said, the main problem facing the Japanese military is the fact that the Americans have complete air superiority and also have a sizeable naval presence which can be brought to bear within only a few hours notice. In that regard, not only is it difficult to resupply these Japanese troops but time also becomes a factor since both food and ammunition are beginning to run out. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a pretty good World War II film which manages to capture another side of the Pacific War not generally seen by those of us in the West. I would also like to add that being unfamiliar with this specific battle it was difficult for me to tell whether any of it was embellished or manufactured. It did, however, maintain a good amount of suspense from start to finish and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Above average.

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Drama | War


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4 July 1965



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