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cjrector - Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:47:14pm


Never had this kind of response to a movie review before:

 

 

Dear Charles:

 

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. 

 

Thank you.

rfludwick

rfludwick - Oct. 16, 2012 at 1:44:51pm

Wow, very interesting. I'll have to go give that a watch.


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