Forum: Movies: General Discussion: Tora! Tora! Tora! Movie Review E-Mail Response
cjrector - Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:47:14pm
Never had this kind of response to a movie review before:
Google Alert brought your movie review to my attention.
I scheduled to watch “Tora! Tora! Tora!” on Friday night, 10/12/2012.
Recently, I watched “The War,” a seven-episode program by Ken Burns on DVD. (It originally aired a decade ago on PBS.) Japanese atrocities made me sick to my stomach. I was born and raised in post-WWII Japan. By association, I will continue to carry the burden of history until the day I die.
During and immediately after the war, for the victor to show mercy to the vanquished was a foreign concept to the Japanese military. Consequently, when Japan surrendered unconditionally, compassion shown by American soldiers was a turning point in the Japanese perception of the so-called “enemy.” They became witness to an amazing grace beyond the realm of their comprehension. This is the reason people of my parents’ generation hold America to the highest pedestal – as I still do today.
My 2-minute video message of gratitude on YouTube at www.ThankYouVeterans.net was created for WWII veterans – who fought to keep freedom alive for future generations – and their families. I would appreciate it very much if you would please watch and share the video with all the veterans and/or their families that you know.
rfludwick - Oct. 16, 2012 at 1:44:51pm