The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Yamashita Says 'Not Guilty' at Manila Hearing News Article

Yamashita Says 'Not Guilty' at Manila Hearing News Article

Date
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Reports on the plea of "not guilty" entered by Lt. Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita before an American military commission of five generals in Manila, Philippine Islands. The prosecution quickly declared that they would seek "the death penalty for the man whose nickname is 'Tiger of Malaya.'" The article describes Yamashita's dress and the use of American translators during the proceedings. Col. Harry E. Clarke served as his court appointed counsel. The article closes with the atrocities Yamashita was charged with committing.