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October 20th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
http://www.ww2-eyewitness.com/ww2-sa/magazine-sa.html

The Daily Telegraph has reproduced facsimiles of the newspaper printed during WW2, along with a magazine which includes witness accounts. The following account comes from part 22 of the collection, a Japanese Artillery Lieutenants diary.

"Jan 31st.
An American prisoner of war was killed, first Hosogawa bayoneted him from behind, which gave the men much amusement. Then he stuck him in the stomach. He did not die at once, but of course it is not permitted to waste bullets when killing prisoners of war. After dinner we killed three more."
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The only apology from Japan I am aware of was many years after the war ended. Dutch POW's on being released from their captors, handed out the same treatment to their guards as they were given, resulting in the death of the majority of Japanese.

Both the Dutch and Japanese apologised to each other, to my mind the Dutch had nothing to apologise for.
October 20th, 2011  
namvet
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 84RFK
I aggree, if they call for justice, it must be justice for all!

If they want to drag ageing ex-KZ guards, clerks and cooks to a court for their contribution to the holocoust, fine, let it be done.
But then I want the entire Japan on their knees begging forgiveness for their deeds during WW II as well.

One of my grand-uncle's collegues was pulled out of the lifeboat together with the skipper and placed in a japanese prison camp, while the rest of the crew was machinegunned to death in the sea.
This was after their civillian freight-steamer was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.

I remember the words of a US ex-POW who was asked if he had any regrets about USA dropping the nuclear bombs on Japan, his reply was swift:
"My only regret is that we didn't have 5 of them bombs to drop on Japan!"
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"My only regret is that we didn't have 5 of them bombs to drop on Japan!"
that was the plan. if needed. nuke em till they glow in the dark
October 20th, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 

[QUOTE=BritinAfrica;609667]http://www.ww2-eyewitness.com/ww2-sa/magazine-sa.html

The Daily Telegraph has reproduced facsimiles of the newspaper printed during WW2, along with a magazine which includes witness accounts. The following account comes from part 22 of the collection, a Japanese Artillery Lieutenants diary.

"Jan 31st.
An American prisoner of war was killed, first Hosogawa bayoneted him from behind, which gave the men much amusement. Then he stuck him in the stomach. He did not die at once, but of course it is not permitted to waste bullets when killing prisoners of war. After dinner we killed three more."
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The only apology from Japan I am aware of was many years after the war ended. Dutch POW's on being released from their captors, handed out the same treatment to their guards as they were given, resulting in the death of the majority of Japanese.

Both the Dutch and Japanese apologised to each other, to my mind the Dutch had nothing to apologise for.[/QUOTE

One has to understand that, a Japanese soldier was taught that surrender was cowardly, an insult to their ancestors and turning ones' back upon the emperor. Therefore, any prisoners they held were considered the same and did not deserve any "humane" treatment. Nobody knows for sure just how many Allied prisoners or soldiers were killed by their guards.

Also, little is ever reported about how the Japanese slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Chinese during their rape of that country before WWII.

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October 20th, 2011  
namvet
 
 
[quote=lvcabbie;609699]
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
http://www.ww2-eyewitness.com/ww2-sa/magazine-sa.html

The Daily Telegraph has reproduced facsimiles of the newspaper printed during WW2, along with a magazine which includes witness accounts. The following account comes from part 22 of the collection, a Japanese Artillery Lieutenants diary.

"Jan 31st.
An American prisoner of war was killed, first Hosogawa bayoneted him from behind, which gave the men much amusement. Then he stuck him in the stomach. He did not die at once, but of course it is not permitted to waste bullets when killing prisoners of war. After dinner we killed three more."
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The only apology from Japan I am aware of was many years after the war ended. Dutch POW's on being released from their captors, handed out the same treatment to their guards as they were given, resulting in the death of the majority of Japanese.

Both the Dutch and Japanese apologised to each other, to my mind the Dutch had nothing to apologise for.[/QUOTE

One has to understand that, a Japanese soldier was taught that surrender was cowardly, an insult to their ancestors and turning ones' back upon the emperor. Therefore, any prisoners they held were considered the same and did not deserve any "humane" treatment. Nobody knows for sure just how many Allied prisoners or soldiers were killed by their guards.

Also, little is ever reported about how the Japanese slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Chinese during their rape of that country before WWII.

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After dinner we killed three more."
they probably ate them for dinner. American livers were very tasty to Japs
October 20th, 2011  
namvet
 
 
Japanese Cannibalism

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October 20th, 2011  
LeEnfield
 
 
If the Japanese Soldiers found so hard to surrender then why did the Senior Members of the Japanese forces do so many deals with MacArthur to save their own skins.
October 21st, 2011  
eTe
 
 
Maybe it was not drilled into them as much as the grunts.
You want people to willingly die for you? Make them believe in something.
October 21st, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lvcabbie
One has to understand that, a Japanese soldier was taught that surrender was cowardly, an insult to their ancestors and turning ones' back upon the emperor. Therefore, any prisoners they held were considered the same and did not deserve any "humane" treatment.
If that is correct, then why not admit it publicly and teach what they did in their schools? They still deny any wrong doing

The patients in a Hong Kong hospital who were bayoneted and tortured in their beds, didn't surrender, they couldn't move to surrender. Then the rape and torture of women nurses, then there are the nurses captured in Singapore who were herded into the sea and machine gunned.

These are the actions of soldiers?


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Originally Posted by lvcabbie
Nobody knows for sure just how many Allied prisoners or soldiers were killed by their guards.
No one will ever know how many Allied POW's or innocent civilians died at the hands of the Japanese


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Originally Posted by lvcabbie
Also, little is ever reported about how the Japanese slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Chinese during their rape of that country before WWII.
I agree with that completely, while stationed in Singapore I spoke to civilian workers who suffered under the Japanese, including an Indian labourer who was dragged behind a truck because he couldn't "SPEEDO" due to a curved spine he was born with. Then we have the Rape of Nanking where over 200,000 civilians were murdered, pregnant women had their babies hacked out of the womb, people buried alive, the list goes on and on.

These are the actions of soldiers?


They were no more and no less savages of the worst kind.

An ex 14th Army soldier who was a POW on the Burma railway once said during a TV interview, "Not only were we the forgotten army, we are also the forgotten POW's."
October 21st, 2011  
Panzercracker
 
The german nation is responsible for hiding tens of thousands of their criminals but then again Germans feel no real regrets apart from having lost.
October 21st, 2011  
LeEnfield
 
 
A great many Germans that I have met are ashamed of what happened in their name, and as for War Criminals then I think South America and the Vatican had a lot to answer. Yet you shelter Von Braun the rocket scientist and he was involved in all sorts of things while Hitler was in power.
 


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