International Military Tribunal for the Far East

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  1. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Hallo all

    does anyone have any links to webpages or can recco good books about
    the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. From what I can see
    (which isn't much) there didn't seem to be action taken against specific
    guards at POW camps, only the more high echelon elements of the Japanese government/military rulers.

    I'm trying to understand what happened after the Allied prisoners were released. Did they attack their captors, in the way some SS guards were killed by inmates in concentration camps? Did they 'just leave it' and went home, expecting a 'Nuremburg' style trial?

    I'm disconcerted by what I've not been able to find.

    Any help appreciated

    Kind regards all
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    At Home Dad

    I'm trying to understand what happened after the Allied prisoners were released. Did they attack their captors, in the way some SS guards were killed by inmates in concentration camps? Did they 'just leave it' and went home, expecting a 'Nuremburg' style trial?



    May I quote from Len Baynes's "Kept- The other side of Tenko"

    "The nineteenth found Japs still guarding us. They had told our RSM that the Allies had sent them a message to the effect that they were to remain armed and in charge until someone came and took us over. One of our men passed a guard and did not salute him, thinking it was unecessary now that the war was over; but he was knocked down in just the same way as he would have been before "

    See my brief review on "What are you reading"
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/books-movies-tv/6257-what-you-reading-moment-23.html#post168924

    Cheers

    Ron
     
  3. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Thank you Ron, Adam and Warlord very much,
    especially as this part of that thread got lost to me!

    kind regards all
     

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