The Final Betrayal

The Final Betrayal

Mountbatten, MacArthur and the Tragedy of Japanese POWs

eBook - 2010
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This book examines the period between the unconditional surrender of Japan on 14 August 1945 and the arrival of Allied liberation forces in Japanese-occupied territories after 2 September 1945. The delay handed the Japanese a golden opportunity to set their house in order before Allied war crimes investigators arrived. After 14 August groups of Allied POWs were brutally murdered. Vast amounts of documentation concerning crimes were burned ahead of the arrival of Allied forces. POW facilities and medical experimentation installations were either abandoned or destroyed. Perhaps the greatest crim.
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations

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