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Japan at war : an oral history

Author: Haruko Taya Cook; Theodore F Cook
Publisher: New York ; London : The New Press, cop. 1992.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haruko Taya Cook; Theodore F Cook
ISBN: 1565840143 9781565840140 9781565840393 1565840399
OCLC Number: 489728757
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-479 p.) : cartes, couv.ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to a lost war ; pt. 1. An undeclared war: Battle lines in China: A village boy goes to war / Nohara Teishin. Pictures of an expedition / Tanida Isamu [1]. Qualifying as a leader / Tominaga Shōzō [1]. Gas soldier / Tanisuga Shizuo ; Toward a new order: "War means jobs for machinists" / Kumagaya Tokuichi. "I wanted to build a greater East Asia" / Nogi Harumichi [1]. Manchurian days / Fukushima Yoshie [1]. Dancing into the night / Hara Kiyoshi. Bringing the liberals to heel / Hatanaka Shigeo [1] ; pt. 2. Have "faith in victory": December 8, 1941: "My blood boiled at the news" / Itabashi Kōshū. "I heard it on the radio" / Yoshia Toshio. On Admiral Yamamoto's flagship / Noda Mitsuharu. In a fighter cockpit on the Soviet border / Mogami Sadao [1]. Sailing south / Masuda Reiji [1]. A failure of diplomacy / Kase Toshikazu ; Greater East Asia: Cartoons for the war / Yokoyama Ryūichi [1]. Building the Burma-Siam Railroad / Abe Hiroshi [1]. Keeping order in the Indies / Nogi Harumichi [2]. "Korean guard" / Kasayama Yoshikichi ; The Emperor's warriors: Maker of soldiers / Debun Shigenobu. "As long as I don't fight, I'll make it home" / Suzuki Murio. Zero ace / Sakai Saburō ; "Demons from the East": Army doctor / Yuasa Ken. Spies and bandits / Uno Shintarō. Unit 731 / Tamura Yoshio ; pt. 3. Homeland: Life goes on: The end of a bake shop / Arakawa Hiroyo. Burdens of a village bride / Tanaka Toki. Dressmaker / Koshino Ayako ; War work: Making balloon bombs / Tanaka Tetsuko. Forced labor / Ahn Juretsu. Poison-gas island / Nakajima Yoshimi ; Wielding pen and camera: Filming the news / Asai Tatsuzō. War correspondent / Hata Shōryū. Reporting from Imperial General Headquarters / Kawachi Uichirō ; Against the tide: Thought criminal / Hatanaka Shigeo [2]. "Isn't my brother one of the 'war dead'?" / Kiga Sumi ; Childhood: Playing at war / Satō Hideo ; Art and entertainment: "I loved American movies" / Hirosawa Ei. Star at the Moulin Rouge / Sugai Toshiko. "We wouldn't paint war art" / Maruki Iri and Maruki Toshi ; pt. 4. Lost battles: The slaughter of an army: The "green desert" of New Guinea / Ogawa Masatsugu. Soldiers' deaths / Ogawa Tamotsu. "Honorable death" on Saipan / Yamauchi Takeo ; Sunken fleet / Lifeboat / Matsunaga Ichirō. Transport war / Masuda Reiji ; "Special attack": Volunteer / Yokota Yutaka. Human torpedo / Kōzu Naoji. Bride of a kamikaze / Araki Shigeko. Requiem / Nishihara Wakana ; pt. 5. "One hundred million die together": The burning skies / "Hiroko died because of me" / Funato Kazuyo. At the telephone exchange / Tomizawa Kimi and Kobayashi Hiroyasu ; The war comes home to Okinawa: Student nurses of the "Lily Corps" / Miyagi Kikuko. "Now they call it "group suicide" / Kinjō Shigeaki. Straggler / Ōta Masahide [1] ; In the enemy's hands: White flag / Kojima Kiyofumi ; "A new terrible weapon": Eight hundred meters from the hypocenter / Yamaoka Michiko. A Korean in Hiroshima / Shin Bok Su. Five photographs of August 6 / Matsushige Yoshito. "Forgetting is a blessing" / Kimura Yasuko ; pt. 6. The unresolved war: Reversals of fortune: Flight / Fukushima Yoshi [2]. From Bandung to Starvation Island / Iitoyo Shōgo. "The army's been a good life" / Tanida Isamu [2] ; Crimes and punishments: death row at Changi Prison / Abe Hiroshi [2]. "The didn't tell me" / Fujii Shizue ; The long shadow of death: The Emperor's retreat / Yamane Masako. "My boy never came home" / Imai Shike ; Reflections: Teaching war / Ienaga Saburō. Meeting at Yasukuni Shrine / Kiyama Terumichi. Lessons / Mogami Sadao [2]. A quest for meaning / Ōta Masahide [2] ; Endings: Homecoming / Tominaga Shōzo. The face of the enemy / Sasaki Naokata. Imperial gifts for the war dead / Kawashima Eiko. Royalties / Yokoyama Ryūichi [2]. "I learned about the war from Grandma" / Miyagi Harumi. The occupiers / Kawachi Uichirō [2]. Back to the beginning / Hayashi Shigeo.
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