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Yamashita's ghost : war crimes, MacArthur's justice, and command accountability

Author: Allan A Ryan
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2012.
Series: Modern war studies.
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"Drawing directly from the tribunal's long-neglected transcripts, Ryan ... chronicles this tragic tale and its personalities. His ... analysis of the case's lingering question -- should a commander be held accountable for the crimes of his troops, even if he has no knowledge of them -- has profound implications for all military commanders"--Jacket.
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Named Person: Tomobumi Yamashita; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Tomobumi Yamashita
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan A Ryan
ISBN: 9780700618811 0700618813
OCLC Number: 788282655
Description: xxiv, 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Law and war --
Tomoyuki Yamashita --
Malaya and Singapore --
Leyte --
Luzon --
Military commissions --
The charge : the accountability of command --
The prosecution : the hearsay problem --
The prosecution : the victims --
The prosecution : the defense scores --
The prosecution : the conclusion --
The defense : setting the stage --
The defense : Yamashita testifies --
The verdict --
The aftermath --
The Supreme Court --
The forties : Nuremberg and Tokyo --
The seventies : My Lai --
The twenty-first century : tribunals --
Today.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Allan A. Ryan.

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The dramatic story of the 1945 war crimes trial of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, who was charged with atrocities he neither committed nor ordered and of which he likely had no knowledge. Even so, he  Read more...

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