In this patriotic WW II drama, the Japanese army demonstrates its courage and willingness to do anything to win as they endeavor to sneak into Communist China to bring back the flag of a defeated enemy regiment.

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Credited cast:
Hideyo Amamoto
Tatsuyoshi Ehara ...
(as Tatsuji Ehara)
Akihiko Hirata
Kôji Iwamoto ...
(as Hironobu Wakamoto)
Haruya Katô
Yûzô Kayama
Nadao Kirino
Akira Kubo
Kumi Mizuno
Tadao Nakamaru
Ichirô Nakatani
Yutaka Nakayama
Masanobu Oki
Furankî Sakai
Sachio Sakai
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In this patriotic WW II drama, the Japanese army demonstrates its courage and willingness to do anything to win as they endeavor to sneak into Communist China to bring back the flag of a defeated enemy regiment.

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