We all know about the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime and they are truly awful, mostly even hard to fathom, but we should never forget the crimes committed by the Japanese regime, very often they were just as evil if not worse..
One only had to look at the rape of Nanking or at the actions of Unit 731.
After the Allies capitulated to the Imperial Japanese army in East Java,Indonesia, in 1942, approximately 200 allied troops took to the hills around Malang. to fight as a guerrilla resistance force. Unfortunately they were eventually captured and tortured by the Kempeitai,the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army.
The captured soldiers were forcibly squeezed into 91-95 cm long bamboo baskets and transported in open trucks,the bamboo baskets were usually used to transport pigs, in temperatures reaching 38 degrees Centigrade . The prisoners of war , already suffering from severe dehydration due…
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