This book charts comprehensively the various discoveries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific of Japanese soldiers still fighting the Second World War many years after it had ended. It explores their return to Japan and their impact on the Japanese people, revealing changing attitudes to war veterans and war casualties' families, as well as the ambivalence of memories of the war.The characteristics of certain war zones also made it difficult to retain an organised battalion format. The disintegration ... Many soldiers were making their way south-east in small bands of stragglers long after the surrender. Few of them knewanbsp;...
|Title||:||Japanese Army Stragglers and Memories of the War in Japan, 1950-75|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-01-11|