A young boy becomes a soldier in this Japanese WW II-set drama. The story begins as the young man enters the Etajima Naval Academy. At first, the notion of fighting disinterests him, but then some of his classmates are sent to China to fight the Sino-Japanese War. He suddenly applies himself and he graduates at the head of his class. Unfortunately, his mother died while he was in school and so after graduation he visits her grave. Later he receives pilot training and is assigned the mission of aerially escorting the most famous military figure in Japan, Admiral Yamamoto. The youth loses his life in the endeavor.
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