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Operation Oblivion

 

The Story

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During the early days of the war in the Pacific, the British suffered heavy casualties. Their closest ally, the Americans, were still reeling from Pearl Harbour. In an attempt to turnback the Japanese control of the Pacific, they decide to employ their latest military strategy – their Special Operations Executive (SOE -the predecessor of MI6) would train Chinese Canadians to seek out and enlist local resistance fighters behind enemy lines. To get them in top shape, the SOE would have to train them in everything from unarmed combat to speaking Chinese fluently, in only a few months. After more than 60 years of secrecy, Henry “Hank” Wong, one of the 13 men selected for Operation Oblivion, re-lives his covert training with the aid of images he took with the small personal camera he smuggled in.

The Movie

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In the darkest days of the war in the Pacific, The British Special Operations Executive (MI6), an elite military team trained to facilitate espionage and sabotage behind enemy lines, faced a critical obstacle to their operations in the Far East – how could their Allied agents infiltrate the Japanese occupied territories and establish links with the Chinese resistance without sticking out like a sore thumb?

The answer came from a group of 13 Chinese Canadian civilians who decided to volunteer for Operation Oblivion – a suicide mission that would parachute them into the heart of the Pacific theater to fight the Japanese – all without any support or recognition from their government.

OPERATION OBLIVION blows the cover off more than 60 years of secrecy to uncover the incredible stories of the men of ‘Force 136’ – and the covert mission that almost changed history.

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Operation Oblivion

OPERATION OBLIVION blows the cover off more than 60 years of secrecy to uncover the incredible stories of the men of Force 136 – 13 Chinese Canadians whose covert mission almost changed history.

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