The Sword and the Flower

Australia, 1987

TV show
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Episode number 3 of Series “Warriors”.
For some Australian ex-servicemen, wartime experiences have created permanent feelings of bitterness towards the Japanese. For others, like the men interviewed in this program, their contact with the Japanese led to a completely different attitude to war and their former enemies. Those interviewed include Norman Sparnon, ex-Major in Australian Army Intelligence who served as an interpreter in New Guinea and post-war Japan, George Beard who recalls his experiences in a Japanese POW camp in Thailand, Gordon Parker and Alan Pedder who both returned with war brides from Japan, Stephen Kelen, the only Australian soldier in Hiroshima on the first anniversary of the Bomb and Kenneth Wybrow, a barrister who assists the mixed-blood children left behind in Japan by Australian servicemen.

Credits

production company

Cinetel Productions

co-producer

Frank Heimans

Paul Rea

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Appears in

Warriors

Group of items

Warriors

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302727

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Prisoners of war - Australia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Asia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australians - Relations with Japanese

History → Australians - Relations with Japanese

History → History

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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