The Knights Of Bushido: A History Of Japanese War Crimes During World War Ii
The war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights of Bushido, Russell's shocking account of Japanese brutality in the Pacific in World War II, describes how the noble founding principles of the Empire of Japan were perverted by the military ...
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (August 17, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 5.4 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1693474
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“A tour de force in documentation and mind-set of the atrocities committed by the Japanese leadership in WWII. As a layman, I knew about some of the point in time tragedies, but never internalized how systematic and culturally based the de-humanizati...”
nto a systematic campaign of torture, murder, starvation, rape, and destruction. Notorious incidents like the Nanking Massacre and the Bataan Death March emerge as merely part of a pattern of human rights abuses. Undoubtedly formidable soldiers, the Japanese were terrible conquerors. Their conduct in the Pacific is a harrowing example of the doctrine of mutual destruction carried to the extreme, and begs the question of what is acceptable—and unacceptable—in total war.
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