NHK SPECIAL
Rescuing the Lost Battalion: The Story Behind the “Heroes”

Air date: Sun., Aug. 12, 10:00 pm

 

Through interviews, reenactments and archival material, this documentary recounts the story behind the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of Japanese American soldiers who rescued a battalion of fellow US troops surrounded by German forces in France during the latter part of World War II. These Nisei soldiers became instant heroes – but at a steep cost.

 

 

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