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'City of Life and Death' - Not an easy watch but ought to be compulsory viewing at times like these.
Local Library had quite a subtle display of topical books, 'Hellships' 'Tokyo Inferno' etc. Glad someone's prepared to feed peoples curiousity.
I worked in Nanjing for six months and visited the local Nanking atrocities museum, grim, very grim; the photos and paintings left little to the imagination. One exhibit that stood out was a copy of a Japanese newspaper showing an article (complete with photos) covering a beheading contest between two Jap officers, 1st to a hundred! After that the swords were too blunt. The city wall is still there in parts, famous for photos of Jap soldiers with arms raised shouting banzai. Plus they pushed thousands of unarmed captured nationalist solders off, that and the mass burying of people alive to save on bullets. They also used those old fashioned guillotines we used at school for cutting stacks of paper. There are photos of Jap soldiers holding their victims down as one of their comrades pulls down on the guillotine arm, puts ISIS to shame.
No Love lost between the Chinese and Japs. A mainlander once told me Japan was populated after a Chinese princess was shipwrecked on the main island and then the raped repeatedly by monkeys. I wonder if that's where the Monkey character came from in the Water Margin?
The Koreans are also storing up revenge points, the Japs treated them like shite during their occupation of Korea. Watch any Korean movie and there's always a Jap getting a kicking.
Not exactly a first date movie but one which, although given a certain patriotic flourish, does stick to documented events and timelines.I have a copy of City of Life and Death on DVD. Quite a revelation when I looked up the real historical background.
One thing gets regularly overlooked in the bunfight over the Tanaka Memorandum's authenticity - the sentiments expressed in it were widely expressed in speech and writing by the Japanese ruling elites throughout the period from about 1885-1930.wonder how many Japanese students have ever heard of the Tanaka Memorial -even though its authenticity is widely debated
The Japanese are still claiming it didn't happen:
just wondered no probs
Looking at their economy some may say they did! (Can't give myself an 'old' for that ).An Australian mate of mine just came back from Japan where he stayed for a few months. He told me at breakfast this morning that some japanese parents are teaching their kids that Japan won the war.