The Resource Hidden horrors : Japanese war crimes in World War II, Yuki Tanaka ; with a foreword by John W. Dower

Hidden horrors : Japanese war crimes in World War II, Yuki Tanaka ; with a foreword by John W. Dower

Label
Hidden horrors : Japanese war crimes in World War II
Title
Hidden horrors
Title remainder
Japanese war crimes in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Yuki Tanaka ; with a foreword by John W. Dower
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"This book documents for the first time previously hidden Japanese atrocities in World War II, including cannibalism; the slaughter and starvation of prisoners of war; the rape, enforced prostitution, and murder of noncombatants; and biological warfare experiments. The author describes how desperate Japanese soldiers consumed the flesh of their own comrades killed in fighting as well as that of Australians, Pakistanis, and Indians. Another chapter traces the fate of 65 shipwrecked Australian nurses and British soldiers who were shot or stabbed to death by Japanese soldiers. Thirty-two other nurses, who landed on another island, were captured and sent to Sumatra to become "comfort women"--Prostitutes for Japanese soldiers. Tanaka recounts how thousands of Australian and British POWs died in the infamous Sandakan camp in the Borneo jungle in 1945. Those who survived were forced to endure a tortuous 160-mile march on which anyone who dropped out of line was immediately shot. Only six escapees lived to tell the tale. Based on exhaustive research in previously closed archives, this book represents a landmark analysis of Japanese war crimes. The author explores individual atrocities in their broader social, psychological, and institutional milieu and places Japanese behavior during the war in the broader context of the dehumanization of men at war-without denying individual and national responsibility."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
  • 940.54/05
  • 940.54009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.I55
LC item number
T3613 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Transitions--Asia and Asian America
Label
Hidden horrors : Japanese war crimes in World War II, Yuki Tanaka ; with a foreword by John W. Dower
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-249) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sandakan POW camp and the Geneva convention -- The Sandakan death marches and the elimination of POWs -- Rape and war : the Japanese experience -- Judge Webb and Japanese cannibalism -- Japanese biological warfare plans and experiments on POWs -- Massacre of civilians at Kavieng -- Conclusion : understanding Japanese brutality in the Asia-Pacific war
Control code
ocn604026077
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 267 pages, [12] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813346632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36345465
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)604026077
  • ebsco0813346630
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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