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Go for Broke! (1951) Poster

(1951)

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[first title card]

Title Card: "The proposal of the War Department to organize a combat team consisting of loyal American citizens of Japanese descent has my full approval.

[second title card]

Title Card: The principle on which this country was founded and by which it has always been governed is that Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart; Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race or ancestry."

Title Card: Franklin D. Roosevelt

[third title card]

Title Card: The 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion were composed of American citizens of Japanese ancestry.

Title Card: * * *

Title Card: BATTLE RECORD:

Title Card: 7 Major Campaigns in Europe

Title Card: 9,486 Casualties

Title Card: 18,143 Individual Decorations

Title Card: 7 Presidential Unit Citations

[fourth title card]

Title Card: This picture tells part of their heroic story. It starts at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, in 1943...

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[first lines]

Japanese-American Soldier: Kanakas. The ones from Hawaii. You know what they call us mainlanders? Kotonks. The way they tell it if you rap on our heads it's like hitting a coconut. Hollow heads, you know? Kotonk, kotonk, kotonk.

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[last spoken lines]

Lt. Michael Grayson: I'll be seeing you.

Tommy: Aloha, partner.

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[last lines]

Narrator: [voiceover] Battle honors. By order of the Secretary of War, in the name of the President of the United States, as public evidence of deserved honor and distinction, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team is cited for outstanding accomplishment in combat. The gallantry and espirit de corps displayed by their officers and men in bitter action against a formidable enemy exemplify the finest traditions of the armed forces of the United States.

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German Officer: What kind of troops are these, Chinese?

Lt. Michael Grayson: Japanese. Didn't Hitler tell you? Japan surrendered. They're fighting on our side now.

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