The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II

The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II

By: Baron Russell of Liverpool, Edward Frederick Langley Russell (author)Paperback

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'[Reveals] the full horror of a warped version of Bushido. It is not a pleasant read, but a necessary one.' Russ Lockwood, MagwebThe war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights of Bushido, Russell's shocking account of Japanese brutality in the Pacific in World War II, describes how the noble founding principles of the Empire of Japan were perverted by the military into a systematic campaign of torture, murder, starvation, rape and destruction. Notorious incidents like the Nanking Massacre and the Bataan Death March emerge as merely part of a pattern of human rights abuses. Undoubtedly formidable soldiers, the Japanese were terrible conquerors. Their conduct in the Pacific is a harrowing example of the doctrine of mutual destruction carried to the extreme, and begs the question of what is acceptable - and unacceptable - in total war.

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Lord Russell of Liverpool served in World War I and II and acted as Deputy Judge Advocate General for the British Army of the Rhine, giving legal advice on the prosecution of war criminals. He also wrote The Scourge of the Swastika.

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  • ISBN13: 9781848327399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 333
  • ID: 9781848327399
  • ISBN10: 1848327390

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