March 24, 2010
"On the 15th of August, 1945 millions of Japanese heard the voice of their Emperor for the first time when he made an appeal to his army and his people to cease all fighting. He publicly renounced his divine lineage as the 124th descendant of the 'Goddess of Sun Amaterasu' thereby saving the lives of millions of Japanese who were prepared to die for their divine Emperor. The film reproduces the Emperor's meetings with the American Commander-in-chief, General Douglas MacArthur (Robert Dawson). In his memoirs, MacArthur wrote that the Emperor was prepared to accept responsibility for the actions of his government and his army, although he was well aware that the consequences for him would be trial and death."
Askwith Media Library 47261-D
Posted by mcmike at March 24, 2010 12:29 PM