The Girl with the White Flag - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Tomiko Higa
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In Chapter 7, after the war, Tomiko goes through countless books, seeking the photograph of her that had been taken. She discovers the photo in a book in a foreign bookshop in Okinawa City, in 1977. In the 1980s, the "Foot of Film" fund begins, and the citizens of Okinawa purchase film, foot by foot, from the United States Army, to make a documentary film about the horror of war. As they watch the program, Tomiko's husband observes a girl with a white flag, who resembles his wife. She admits it is her, but tells no one else. She doesn't want a search to be conducted for the old couple she has lived with, fearing their remains will be cremated and dumped somewhere.

The girl with the white flag sparks a number of books and public attention, including people who claim to have made the flag, and...

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