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A Tradition of Honor (2002)

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A Tradition of Honor is an 82-minute documentary that follows the story of the legendary Japanese American World War II units: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion, and the... See full summary »

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A Tradition of Honor is an 82-minute documentary that follows the story of the legendary Japanese American World War II units: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, many people saw Japanese Americans as the enemy. The government reinforced this belief when it forced 120,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast into internment camps. A Tradition of Honor follows the journey of the 100th Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team from Hawaii and the internment camps as they fight the Nazis from Italy and into France where they successfully rescued the Lost Battalion; one of the ten most significant battles in US history. In one of the more ironic chapters of the war, soldiers who had family members still in the internment camps, help liberate survivors of the Holocaust in the concentration camps at Dachau. In the Pacific Theatre, Japanese Americans serving in the Military Intelligence ... Written by Anonymous

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They believed in America when America no longer believed in them.

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amazing and heroic
12 April 2013 | by (working in Movieland) – See all my reviews

*Spoiler/plot- A Tradition of Honor, 2002. Explores and tells the story of the Nisei(Second Generation Japanese/Americans) that volunteered and fought in WW2.

*Special Stars- Members of the 442nd Regimental Combat team.

*Theme- People's goodness and honor is at their core.

*Trivia/location/goofs- B & W. documentary produced by the Go For Broke Educational Foundation.

*Emotion- A wonderful film highlighting the amazing and heroic of a small group of American citizens in the US armed forces that fought in WW2. Their deeds and actions made them the most honored combat group in US history. A well produced, informative and easily watchable film with interviews of the WW2 Nisei veterans on film.


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