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- CSV Action Desk Leicester
- People in story:
- WINFRED AND JOSEPH ALDWINCKLE
- Location of story:
- LEICESTER TO BURMA
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- Contributed on:
- 08 August 2005
Many tales are told of battle heroism, sacrifice and of course the fierce horror of the battlefield. But what of infighting, face to face contact with the enemy. What if amidst this close quarter fighting you suddenly find yourself a prisoner of the enemy.
The Japanese soldiers, because of the corporal punishment given to their own soldiers for minor acts of discipline infringement, became harsh to their prisoners.
Many tales are told from veterans about sadistic torture techniques employed by the Japanese. After seeing some of the 20-21 century Japanese Game Shows on Television, this mental attitude seems to be still prevalent, even though many Modern Japanese are kind, generous and thoughtful towards their fellow man.
Tales were told by surviving prisoners and soldiers who found the mutilated bodies of their lost comrades. How the Japanese placed Bamboo shoots under the tied down Allied Prisoner. The bamboo shoots are rapid growing, even so it might take days for a prisoner to finally die from the sharpened Bamboo tips that pierced their body bit by painful, slowly, bit.
Some prisoners that were captured had their testicles and private parts cut off, then placed into their mouths and their mouths sewn up. Then they would send the prisoner back to the Allied Battle lines.
The idea was to strike fear into the ordinary soldier. But just as the 2005 Head Chopping Terrorist’s thought the same. Both made a serious mistake in the mental assessment of our side. Instead, this sort of thing just gets our back up and the end result of all such brutality that gets started is that eventually they LOOSE the FIGHT.
If current politicians had the resolve of the ordinary person, we would not even see this sort of brutality emerge at all. But as usual they try and pussy foot around and make matters worse, because the enemy believe we have no resolve and are easily influenced.
My only account of Japanese torture was where our Mum just happened to mention one day that her husband had told her about one of his friends who had been captured, but was finally released afterwards,
WITH HIS TONGUE CUT OUT!
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