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  • Japanese Soldiers
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    Eleven million precious lives were lost during the Holocaust of World War II. Six million of these were Polish citizens. Half of these Polish citizens were non-Jews. On August 22, 1939, a few days before the official start of World War II, Hitler authorized his commanders, with these infamous words, to kill "without pity or mercy, all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the living space [lebensraum] we need". Heinrich Himmler echoed Hitler's dec...
  • Japanese Soldiers To The People Of Nanking
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    In December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city of Nanking and began to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. The six weeks of carnage would become known as the Rape of Nanking and represented the single worst atrocity during the World War II era in either the European or Pacific theaters of war. The actual military invasion of Nanking was preceded by a tough battle at Shanghai that began in the summer of 1937. Chinese forces there pu...
  • Thin Red Line
    750 words
    I recently watched The Thin Red Line. Not the new, 1998 version however; accidentally picked up the 1964 black and white picture. The story line and plot going on in the movie is very hard to understand, and I read very different from the book The Thin Red Line, but I got the main gist of it. The main character in the movie is a very young solider and the sergeant of the company they are in. The movie starts off on a naval ship and the sergeant is yelling at the solider because he needs to finis...
  • Japanese Soldiers
    920 words
    The movie a thin Red Line was mainly about a battle that happened during World War II. It showed realistic examples of the combat style of the World War II, and how the Japanese fought. The movies title was named because it was said at the beginning that there is a thin red line that divides the sane from the mad. In this movie some will earn metals others will do anything to get out of the war before they die. This movie was an excellent example of combat and face to face fighting. At the begin...
  • Japanese Soldiers
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    The Bataan Death March started on April 11, 1942. It was a result of over 70,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendering to the Japanese on April 9. The Japanese were surprised by this number, having only expected about 30,000. According to soldier Lester I. Tenney, who experienced the Death March first hand, it was brutal for the prisoners of war. "Japanese soldiers hollered and would prod us with their bayonets to walk faster (on a short walk to the starting point). Once at the main road, ...
  • Bataan Death March
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    The Bataan Death March: A brutal, barbaric journey through malnutrition, disease, torture, and death. Documentaries try to explain the history of these horrible events, but only those who survived the march actually know how awful and cruel it really was. December 7, 1941: The renowned bombing of Pearl Harbor stunned the United States and the whole world. The Japanese had been dominating many territories, and were continuing to spread throughout South East Asia. The President of the United State...
  • 110000 Japanese Soldiers And 100000 Civilians
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    The history over few centuries shows that the Japanese never gave up, that they always choose "death" than "surrender". These two articles which I was studying very carefully, shows two opposite opinions about the necessity of using the atomic bomb to the end of World War II. Gar Alperowitz, in his article, "Hiroshima Remembered: The U.S. was Wrong", the evidence to prove that America didn't need to use atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war. Contrary to this article John Connor in...
  • Japanese With Weapons Like Artillery And Mortars
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    The war in the Pacific was unlike the European and Mediterranean campaigns. Throughout the European campaign the allied forces focused on strategic bombing and ground forces. Tank usage was more evident during the African and European theatres also. There were many changes in warfare that occurred during World War II. Warfare in the African and European theatre was fought mainly in the air and on ground. Due, in part, to the landscape of the Pacific warfare evolved: sophistication in technology ...
  • Battle Of Iwo Jima Iwo Jima
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    Battle of Iwo Jima Iwo Jima was located on Japanese soil, 650 miles away from Tokyo. The U.S. and Japan wanted this island. Iwo Jima was important to the U.S. because it was halfway between the American and Japanese bomber bases in the Marianas. The island was home to three airfields that were in perfect locations for a fighter-escort station. It was also a good location for injured planes to land. The strategy taken by the Japanese was very unique in three ways. The first is that the Japanese d...
  • Japanese Soldiers
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    'A Night of a Thousand Suicides' by Teruhiko Asada The novel based on actual events 'A Night of a Thousand Suicides' by Teruhiko Asada, took place in an Australian prisoner of war camp, during World War II. The story involves captured Japanese soldiers planning an escape from an Australian POW camp. The soldiers knowing that a successful escape was most unlikely were faced with the reality of certain death. The battle came not only from their captors but mostly from within themselves. The strugg...
  • Japanese And Allied Forces
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    This paper is a review of the book Japan's Comfort Women-Sexual slavery and prostitution during WWII and the US occupation by Yuki Tanaka. This book was published in 2002 by Routledge. The book deals with the thousands of Japanese, Korean, Chinese and other Asian and European women who were victims of organized sexual violence and prostitution by means of "comfort stations" setup by the Japanese military during World War II. As we first get into the book, we find out that the origins of comfort ...
  • Dropping Of The Atomic Bomb
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    On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Tibbetts, was chosen to make the mission. The mission was recorded as successful by Capt. William S. Parson at 9: 20 a.m. This was an extremely controversial military strategy in the United States. Was the United States justified in the dropping of the atomic bomb? Yes, they were justified for many reasons. The primary reason was, that it would stop the war. Why is it that this war ...
  • Memories Of Repentant Japanese Soldiers
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    The Rape of Nanking A hole in our historical memory has been filled by Iris Chang's new book, which gives us a detailed, documented account of the events, which took place from December 1937 to January 1938 known as the Rape of Nanking. Following the fall of the city of Nanjing, the capital of Nationalist China, to the Japanese on December 13, 1937, the Imperial Army went on a killing spree, slaughtering over 300,000 of the city's residents. The word "slaughter" is used advisedly: the Japanese s...
  • Day's End And Many Japanese Soldiers
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    Although many people thought that the World War II started in Europe, it actually had roots in Asia with the rape of Nanking. Between December of 1937 and March 1938, at least 369,366 Chinese civilians and prisoners of war (POWs) were slaughtered by the invading Japanese troops. An estimated 80,000 women and girls were raped; many of them were then mutilated or murdered. Thousands of victims were beheaded, burned, bayoneted, buried alive, or disemboweled. To this day the Japanese government has ...
  • Use Of The Atomic Bomb In Japan
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    Humanities On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy willfully and deliberately attacked Pearl Harbor, and the Pacific War began. On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, and marked the beginning of the end of the Pacific War. Ever since the end of the Pacific War, many people have asked the question. Should the United States have used the atomic bomb The use of the atomic bomb was the most plausible alternative forced upon us by the Japanese. One alternative to...
  • Kokoda Over The Owen Stanley Ranges
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    During the 2nd World War, one of Australia's biggest fears was of foreign invasion. In 1942 the Japanese came closest by invading Papua New Guinea. Australia played a crucial role by fighting in Papua New Guinea and perhaps this was one of Australia's most significant roles in the 2nd world war. In fact, in only 7 months of fighting in Papua New Guinea, more Australian men died than in any other part of the war. The most famous and courageous campaign would be that of the Kokoda Trail. The Japan...
  • Dead Japanese Soldiers
    710 words
    The Burmese Harp addresses the tragedy of war between Japanese and British in the middle of twentieth century. The end of World War II, in July of 1945, one Japanese corps, which was about to escape from Burma to Thailand, learns of their nation's surrender, and is sent to a POW camp in one Burmese town called Mudon. It is the beautiful tone of harp that one Japanese soldier Mizushima plays to console the exhausted soldiers. Under such circumstances, Mizushima has come to be entrusted with the d...

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