The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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US - Russian Interactions

Pu Yi Expected in Tokyo to Testify at War Trials Under Russian Custody News Article

Description: 
Reports that Pu Yi, Japanese puppet ruler of Manchuria for 11 years, will testify before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. States that Pu Yi will remain in Russian custody at all times. Gives a brief background of Pu Yi's rule in Manchuria and states that his whereabouts have been unknown since Russia overran Manchuria in 1945.

Communique of Moscow Conference

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Authorized communique from the Moscow Conference where the United States, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom reached an agreement regarding the preparation of peace treaties with Italy, Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland, the establishment of a Far Eastern Commission, and other international policy decisions.
Date: 
1945CE Dec 28th

Webb Halts Effort to Justify Attack News Article

Description: 
Reports on Sir William Webb's stopping of Albert W. Brooks, defense counsel, line of questioning that intimated that "powerful American and European commercial interests" were to blame for the "situation that caused Japan to become an aggressor in China." Brooks was stopped during his cross-examination of Gen. Chin Teh-chun. Webb later stopped defense attorney Capt. Samuel Kleiman "when he attempted to prove that Russia used its consulate in Harbin to spread Communism propaganda in 1920."

Pacific Stars & Stripes, June 5, 1946

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Volume 2, Number 155 edition of the Pacific Stars & Stripes issued on Wednesday, June 5, 1946. Articles include those related to the trial such as "War Leaders Charged with Murder," "Keenan Denounces Trial Defendants" and "Two to be Tried While Confined to Hospital." Other topics include: Death of Russian President Kallinin, Enlistment / Draft issues, smallpox shots, "'Fit to be Tried' Play Returns to Tokyo Area," sports updates from the United States, comics, and other world events.
Date: 
1946CE Jun 5th

English Text of Reply April 13, 1948

Description: 
Tavenner informs Vasiliev that after the changes were made, all three parts of Vasiliev's reply were submitted to him in English. Tavenner states that "based upon your approval, the section has been substantially processed, and the processed copies will be delivered to you as soon as completed."
Date: 
1948CE Apr 13th
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