The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Prisoners of War (POWs)

Attack Plans Disclosed at Homma Trial News Article

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Reports on the testimony of Col. Yoshio Nakajima who asserted at the Yokohama trial of Gen. Homma that "orders for the invasion of the Philippines were issued Nov. 29, 1941 - 18 days before the attack on Pearl Harbor." He also testified to the timeline of other events leading up to Pearl Harbor. Also recounts the testimony of Lt. Gen. Takeji Wachi, chief of staff for Homma, regarding prisoner treatment.

Colonel, Death March of Bataan Survivor Returns to Tokyo to Testify at War Trials News Article

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Reports on the testimony of Col Guy H. Stubbs, "survivor of 41 months as prisoner of war of Japan" who was a part of the Bataan death march in 1942. Gives details on the journey, atrocities committed, and a "court martial" that took place at Camp No. 1 at Cabanutaun where "six Americans who had slipped under a fence and returned with food from Filipinos were 'tried' for a half hour in which not one of the men was permitted to say a word" and then were executed.

On His Knees News Clipping

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Photograph with caption: "On his knees near Shanghai, China, Jap Warrant Officer Mayama, who witnessed the execution of three Doolittle fliers after their spectacular raid on Tokyo, shows how the Yanks were bound to crosses and shot. Looking on are Col. John H. Hendren (left), Kansas City, Mo., and Capt. Robert N. Dwyer, New York, trial judge advocates in the impending war crime trials against seven Jap officers and men who are charged with executing the captive airmen. (International Soundphoto)"

Human Targets for Jap Shooting Match News Clipping

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Photograph of Japanese shooters with caption "The Heart of Bull's-Eye - The British source in Ceylon for this photo says that it shows Japanese soldiers using Indian Sikh prisoners for shooting practice. A bull's-eye was pinned over the heart of each prisoner and if the Sikh was not killed during the practice he was later bayoneted."

Two Liberated Prisoners of War Describe Ordeal Under Jap Rule News Article

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Two news articles. One "Two Liberated Prisoners of War Describe Ordeal Under Jap Rule: 41-Month Enslavement is Ended for Bureau County Sailor; Japs Brutally Attack B-29 Pilot After Plane is Shot Down" and second "Expect Allies to Indict Tojo Cabinet Today: Procedure in Tokyo to Be Simple."

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