Bridge to the Sun
- World War II
Patriotism in the Pacific
After Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. military was desperate to find Americans who spoke Japanese to serve in the Pacific war. They soon turned to the Nisei—first-generation U.S. citizens whose parents were immigrants from Japan. Eager to prove their loyalty to America, several thousand Nisei—many of them volunteering from internment camps—were selected for top-secret training, then were rushed to the Pacific theater.
Author Bruce Henderson reveals the harrowing untold story of the Nisei and their major contributions during WWII, through six Japanese American soldiers. After the war, these soldiers became translators and interrogators for war crime trials, and later helped to rebuild Japan as a modern democracy.
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|Release Date:||September 27, 2022|