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In 1939 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed commander-in-chief of the Combined Imperial Japanese Fleet. Although he is opposed to the Anti-Comintern Pact which allied Japan with Germany and later Italy, once war breaks out in Europe and the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto determines that the war in the Pacific should be ended quickly. Japan advances easily through the islands of the South Pacific during the early months of 1942, but an error at the Battle of Midway marks the turning point in the Pacific War. By the beginning of 1943, Admiral Yamamoto is forced to withdraw Japanese forces from Midway. In the spring of that year, as Yamamoto is flying to the front, his plane is shot down, and Japan loses the leader who hoped for a swift end to the war it is now losing.
Released in Japan in August 1968 as Yamamoto Isoroku.