Using never-before-seen footage, this DVD, narrated by Brian Cox, tells a previously untold story. It recounts the history of the Second World War from a Japanese perspective, combining original colour film with letters and diaries written by Japanese people. It tells the story of a nation at war from the diverse perspectives of those who had lived through it, the leaders and the ordinary people, the oppressors and the victims, the guilty and the innocent. Until recently, it was believed that no colour film of Japan existed prior to 1945. However, specialist research has now unearthed a remarkable colour record from as early as the 1930s. Examples of these extraordinary scenes include Japanese troops in Manchuria, the visit of Prince Chichibu (Emperor Hirohito's brother) to Britain and his meeting with Adolf Hitler, Japanese aggression in China, unique colour film of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour and the vibrant scenes of life on the Japanese home front. For eight years the Japanese fought what they believed was a necessarily Imperialistic war that became a fight to the death. 'Japan's War In Colour' shows how militarism took hold, describes why Japan felt compelled to launch an attack on America, explains what drove the Japanese resolve to resist the Allies for so lone and reveals how the intensely proud nation dealt with defeat.