The Untold story of Captain Kudo Shunsaku and the Destroyer Ikazuchi

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    Japanese TV and Oniazuma present the story of Imperial Japanese Navy Captain Kudo Shunsaku, who risked the safety of his destroyer and its crew to save 442 British sailors in the midst of battle during World War II. Later in the war, the destroyer was sunk, sending most of the Japanese crew who had taken part in the rescue operation to their graves. Captain Shunsaku, who had earlier been transferred to another command, lived until 1975, but never told anyone about the event. It was only though one former British sailor, who had come to Japan to find and thank Captain Shunsaku, that the Japanese people were able to find out about the honorable actions of Kudo Shunsaku and his crew:

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