In the chaotic following Japan's unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945, the Pacific conflict's most insidious war criminal – Colonel Masanobu Tsuji – made his getaway, disguised as a Buddhist monk, from the Japanese military headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.
Tsuji was responsible for the Bataan Death March – World War 11's worst atrocity against US servicmen. He was also responsible for the appalling Singapore Chinese Massacres.
Incredibly, the American and British authorities purposely let him escape arrest and retribution. With this assistance and protection, Tsuji went on to become Japan's most popularly elected post-war politician. This is the first and only book on the Tsuji saga. The author traces the amazing story from the blood-soaked beaches of Singapore, across the hills of Bataan, to its baffling cloak and dagger conclusion.
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Ian Ward, for just on 30 years, was the South East Asian correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, London. He spent a large part of those three decades as a war reporter covering regional conflicts. He is now a military historian and lives in Singapore.Review:
. . . a finely researched book. -- The West Australian, Perth, Western Australia. October, 1992
. . . an important historical footnote. -- The Bulletin, Australia. January, 1993
Few people are as well qualified as ... Ward to probe the complexities surrounding the life and times of Masanobu Tsuji. -- South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, December, 1992.
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Descripción Media Masters, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX9810039212
Descripción Media Masters, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P119810039212