The Japanese attacked Hong Kong from the north in 1941 and Hong Kong fell. It was manned by Canadian troops with virtually no training. "Some had never even fired a rifle." I don't know how seriously to take claims like this. How does one get through basic training in the Canadian Army without firing a rifle?
I didn't watch it all the way through, not just because it seemed arguable at so many points but because of the way it's structured. Too often Actors look into the camera and smile while they presumably read letters once sent by the soldiers themselves to friend and relatives. It's all a little embarrassing, especially when the film quietly lambastes the Japanese troops who still survive and meet for reunions.
The narrator may be a fine man, fond of his family and his dogs, but he has an edgy nasal voice that's difficult for me to listen to.
Some of the comments describe this film as controversial. You can tell it's supposed to be exactly that in the first few minutes.
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