The Japanese On Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East, 1945-1951 by Philip R. PiccigalloThe Japanese On Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East, 1945-1951 by Philip R. Piccigallo

The Japanese On Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East, 1945-1951

byPhilip R. Piccigallo

Paperback | November 1, 2011

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This comprehensive treatment of post–World War II Allied war crimes trials in the Far East is a significant contribution to a neglected subject. While the Nuremberg and, to a lesser degree, Tokyo tribunals have received considerable attention, this is the first full-length assessment of the entire Far East operation, which involved some 5,700 accused and 2,200 trials.

After discussing the Tokyo trial, Piccigallo systematically examines the operations of each Allied nation, documenting procedure and machinery as well as the details of actual trials (including hitherto unpublished photographs) and ending with a statistical summary of cases.

This study allows a completely new assessment of the Far East proceedings: with a few exceptions, the trials were carefully and fairly conducted, the efforts of defense counsel and the elaborate review procedures being especially noteworthy. Piccigallo’s approach to this emotion-filled subject is straightforward and evenhanded throughout. He concludes with a discussion of the broader implications of such war crimes trials, a matter of interest to the general reader as well as to specialists in history, law, and international affairs.

Philip Piccigallo is National Executive Director and CEO at Sons of Italy Foundation.
Title:The Japanese On Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East, 1945-1951Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292739710

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Warning and Occupation
  • 2. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East: Trial and Judgment
  • 3. United States: Procedure and Machinery
  • 4. United States Trials—Yamashita and Homma: The Philippines
  • 5. Other United States Trials: China, the Pacific Islands and Yokohama
  • 6. Britain
  • 7. Australia and Other Commonwealth Trials (Canada, New Zealand)
  • 8. Russia
  • 9. China
  • 10. The Netherlands
  • 11. The Philippines
  • 12. France
  • Epilogue: Ideals Upheld
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index