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The fallen : a true story of American POWs and Japanese wartime atrocities

Author: Marc Landas
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"When a rumor first crossed Special Agent Philip Cheles's desk in November 1945, there was no way to imagine the horror he would soon discover. Determined to uncover the truth behind an informant's report of a downed B-29 plane - and the assertion that one or more of the survivors had perished at the hands of local villagers - Cheles ultimately learned that nine soldiers had been captured and placed in the custody  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Landas, Marc, 1972-
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2004
Named Person: Marvin S Watkins; Marvin S Watkins; Marvin S Watkins
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Landas
ISBN: 0471421197 9780471421191
OCLC Number: 53287811
Description: xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: October 1945 : CIC headquarters --
October 1945 : Western Army headquarters --
October-November 1945 --
December 1945-February 1946 --
April 1946 --
The families : January-March 1946 --
Sato and Aihara : June 1946 --
University suspects : July 13-17, 1946 --
Ishiyama : July 15-17, 1946 --
Marvin : spring-fall 1946 --
One step at a time : August-December 1946 --
Synthesis to schism : January-April 1947 --
From Tokyo to Kyushu : April-June 1947 --
The liver case : July 1947-February 1948 --
Closure : September 1947-March 1948 --
The trial : 1948 --
Prosecution : 1948 --
Closing and clemency : 1948-1950.
Responsibility: Marc Landas.
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An eye-opening account of horrifying war crimes that went unpunished - in occupied Japan, a routine investigation by American authorities led to the shocking discovery that 39 American POWs had been  Read more...


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"A timely effort, this well-written book is highly recommended for both public and academic libraries." (Library Journal, July 2004)

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