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Old 07-29-2018, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Rocko20 View Post
Between the the Bataan death march and Nanking Massacre (among many other war crimes), no one can convince me there wasn't a three way tie between Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Imperial Japan on who committed the most WW2 atrocities.

People think america dropping the bomb on Japan was extreme, they don't realize that Japan would've done it dozens of times to their enemies if they got their hands on it.

Reading about Japanese war crimes will disturb you, it's very hard to read. They did not believe POWs were human nor did they treat them with basic Geneva convention protections.
Some Japanese soldiers treated POWs as a source of food. Sometimes cutting out parts of their body while the prisoner is still alive. They didnít consider other peoples as being human or less than human. What they did to China and other Asian Pacific people is the stuff of such horror that if they made a historically accurate movie with all the gruesome special effects it would cause tears and vomiting among even the most avid horror movie fans.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:33 PM
Location: San Diego CA
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It was one of the greatest betrayals of our troops in American military history. We totally misjudged the capabilities of the Japanese. We simply did not have the military assets to push across the Pacific and reinforce the Philippines.

One of the most shamful aspects of this battle was that after the war the United States government enacted legislation that barred these troops from suing the Japanese business that used Americans as slave labor. The Korean War had started and we didnít want to antagonize our Japanese allies in that war.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:52 PM
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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There was a book written a couple of years ago about the Japanese ww2 POW camps. It was different though, it was about a dog named Judy and her owner who both survived the war. Judy was also an official POW, her owner said later that he could not have made it without her.
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