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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.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--Dust jacket.
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Named Person: Tomobumi Yamashita; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Tomobumi Yamashita
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan A Ryan
ISBN: 9780700618811 0700618813
OCLC Number: 788282655
Description: xxiv, 380 p. : ill., 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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