- Japan's Pacific War: Personal Accounts of the Emperor's Warriors
Japan's Pacific War: Personal Accounts of the Emperor's Warriors
'I had no qualms fighting the Australians, just as I have killed without remorse any of the Emperor's enemies: the British, the Americans and the Dutch.' So admits Takahiro Sato in this ground-breaking oral history of Japan's Pacific War.
Thanks to years of research and over 100 interviews with veterans, Peter Williams has compiled a fascinating collection of personal accounts by former Japanese soldiers, sailors and airmen. Their candid views are often provocative and shocking. There are admissions of brutality, the killing of prisoners, and cannibalism. Stark descriptions of appalling conditions and bitter fighting blend with descriptions of family life.
Japan's Pacific War: Personal Accounts of the Emperor's Warriors offers revealing insights into the minds of Japanese combatants and provides the reader with a fresh perspective on the Second World War.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2021.
Format: Hard cover, illustrations, 248 pages.
Dimensions: 23.4 cm (h) x 15.6 cm (w) x 2.8 cm (d) / 552 grams.