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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tanaka, Toshiyuki
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.I55
LC item number
T3613 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japon
  • Japon
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australians
  • Oorlogsmisdaden
  • Japanners
  • Crimes de guerre
  • Australiens
  • Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)
  • Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)
  • Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)
  • Aborigènes d'Australie
  • Japan
  • Indonésie
  • Japon
Label
Hidden horrors : Japanese war crimes in World War II, Yuki Tanaka ; with a foreword by John W. Dower
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 267 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780813327174
Lccn
96017735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34651501
  • (OCoLC)ocm34651501
Label
Hidden horrors : Japanese war crimes in World War II, Yuki Tanaka ; with a foreword by John W. Dower
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 267 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780813327174
Lccn
96017735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34651501
  • (OCoLC)ocm34651501

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