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Our Enemy: The Japanese

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Description "Originally produced by March of Time as one of a series of three Navy training films, this picture will lead to a better and clearer understanding of the nature of our enemy. It is authentically narrated by our former ambassador to Japan, Joseph C. Grew, and should prove of special interest and value to older students and adult study groups." ("Current OWI War Films," Business Screen, number 3, 1943, 34.) The film argues that to defeat the Japanese, American soldiers needed to understand the Japanese mindset, which is as different from Western logics and philosophies as any culture could be. Traffics in what are now orientalist and racist views against the Japanese. Includes footage of Emperor Hirohito.
Creator U.S. Office of War Information Bureau of Motion Pictures
March of Time
Contributor Joseph C. Grew: narrator
Date Issued 1943
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 20:08
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Japan