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Author Felton, Mark, 1974- author

Title Japan's gestapo : murder, mayhem and torture in wartime Asia / by Mark Felton
Published Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (221 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Organ of terror -- Slaves for the Emperor -- Bridge house -- Resistance is futile -- Double tenth -- Sex slaves -- Slaughter iof the innocents -- Asian Auschwitz -- The bomber boys -- Kempeitai kamikazes -- Leave no survivors -- End game -- Bearing the unbearable
Summary "This book reveals the extent of the truly shocking activities of the Kempetai, Japan's feared military and secret police." "The book opens by explaining the origins, organisation and roles of the Kempetai apparatus, which exercised virtually unlimited power throughout the Japanese Empire. The author reveals their criminal and collaborationist networks, which extorted huge sums of money from hapless citizens and businesses. They ran the Allied POW gulag system which treated captives with merciless and murderous brutality. Other Kempeitai activities included biological and chemical experiments on live subjects, the Maruta vivisection campaign and widespread slave labor, including the so-called "Comfort Women," drawn from all races"--Book jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Japan. Rikugun -- Military police -- History.
War crimes -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Asia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1783039841 (electronic bk)
184468444X (electronic bk)
9781783039845 (electronic bk)
9781844684441 (electronic bk)