Japanese Army Stragglers and Memories of the War in Japan, 1950-75

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 18, 2004 - Political Science - 256 pages
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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.

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This is an excellent and highly readable scholarly examination of the phenomenon of Japanese 'stragglers' and 'holdouts' and their return to Japan in the decades following the end of WW2. Trefalt ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

DR. BEATRICE TREFALT is a Lecturer in History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her publications include Japanese Army Stragglers and Memories of the War in Japan, 1950-1975 (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003).

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