Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve officer who became commander of the platoon and later company. At the same time monitors the conduct of the army commander general Nogi (Tatsuya Nakadai), which was commissioned of the emperor Matsuhito(Toshirô Mifune) to the conquest of the fort.
Did You Know?
The movie depicts the Japanese soldiers in dark blue uniforms throughout the whole movie when in fact, during the summer months they would have worn khaki instead and even in the winter months, many times they took to wearing khaki uniforms over their dark blue to help with concealment. See more
Tracer bullets were used multiple times in the movie. Tracer bullets were not in use in the war of 1904-1905 between Russia and Japan, being developed in 1915 by the United Kingdom of Great Britain. See more
Sakimori no uta
Written by Masashi Sada See more