The Japanese Atrocities-Picture Blog

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No one will argue that the Nazi’s and their crimes are among the worse ever committed in history. However the Japanese were just as bad of not worse. The difference is that the Nazi’s focuses their crimes on certain groups, where the Japanese killed indiscriminately.

Below are pictures of Japanese War Crimes, some picture are very graphic.

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I think these pictures needed to be shown because many of these crimes have been forgotten. We need to be reminded that evil is universal. But thankfully so is love and I for one still believe that in the end love will conquer all.

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Punks in WWII

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Before you start thinking that this will be a blog about Punk bands like the Sex Pistols singing about WWII, you’d be wrong. In fact it has nothing to do with Punk music but more about Jazz.

I am referring to Punk as a rebellion against the establishment. During WWII there were 2 groups very similar in how they rebelled against the Nazi regime, the Swingjugend in Germany and the Zazou in France. Unlike the Punk movement in the 70’s, the Zazou and the Swingjugend could actually risk their lives or be sent to a concentration camp for their rebellion.

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As the Nazi Party took power in Germany in 1933, a complete crackdown on all “subversive” elements took hold. Having dealt with his political opponents in the years prior to his rise to the chancellorship, Hitler intended to finish the job by eradicating all potential opposition.

But in the…

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“Loose Lips Sink Ships”-WWII instruction for US service men.

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089Millions volunteered or were drafted for military duty during World War II. The majority of these citizen-soldiers had no idea how to conduct themselves to prevent inadvertent disclosure of important information to the enemy. To remedy this, the  US government established rules of conduct. The following is excerpted from a document given to each soldier as he entered the battle area.

WRITING HOMETHINK! Where does the enemy get his information — information that can put you, and has put your comrades, adrift on an open sea: information that has lost battles and can lose more, unless you personally, vigilantly, perform your duty in SAFEGUARDING MILITARY INFORMATION?

THERE ARE TEN PROHIBITED SUBJECTS

1. Don’t write military information of Army units — their location, strength,, materiel, or equipment.

2. Don’t write of military installations.

3. Don’t write of transportation facilities.

4. Don’t write of convoys, their routes, ports (including ports…

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Forgotten History-Lucky Luciano, the Mafia and WWII

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Without romanticizing it ,because the Mafia was and is a violent organisation, however they did use to operate under a strict code and even to the’Mob’ the Nazi regime was unacceptable.

The American government collaborated with the Mafia during WWII

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During the early days of World War II, the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence suspected that Italian and German agents were entering the United States through New York, and that these facilities were susceptible to sabotage. The loss of SS Normandie in February 1942 especially raised fears and suspicions in the Navy about possible sabotage in the Eastern ports.

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A Navy Intelligence Unit, B3, assigned more than a hundred agents to investigate possible Benito Mussolini’s supporters within the predominantly Italian-American fisherman and dockworker population on the waterfront. Their efforts were fruitless as the dockworkers and fishermen in the Italian Mafia-controlled waterfront were tight-lipped and distant to strangers.The Navy contacted…

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A TRAGIC LOVE STORY

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She was the troubled daughter of the rabbi of Warsaw’s great synagogue; he was the son of a Polish Jewish leader. As neighbors they used to play together as children, but when they grew up, each went on their separate way. The leader’s son became a communist who fought in the Brigade in Spain, and did not immigrate to Israel with the rest of his family. The daughter of the rabbi married a successful lawyer and they were among the aristocratic Bohemia of Warsaw and were the parents of a single child, born after 11 years of marriage.
After the Nazi occupation, the spoiled boy arrived in the Warsaw ghetto, learned how to walk through cracks in the wall and bring food from the garbage cans. His mother called her former nanny who took him to her village, where she introduced the blue-eyed and blond-haired…

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Mikhail Devyatayev-Heroic escapee from a Nazi Concentration camp-branded a Criminal.

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Born in 1917 at Torbeyevo, Mikhail was the thirteenth child born to the family of a Mordovian peasant. In 1938 he graduated from a School of River Navigation (Речной Техникум) and worked as the captain of a small ship on the Volga. That same year he was conscripted into the Red Army and began education at a Chkalov Flying School, graduating in 1940.

Devyataev was an early entrant of World War II, destroying his first Ju-87 on 24 June 1941 just two days after Germany attacked the Soviet Union.

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Soon he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. On 23 September he was seriously wounded (he was hit into his left leg). After a long stay in the hospital he was assigned to slow-speed aviation (Night bomber Po-2) and then to medical aviation. He resumed his duties as a fighter pilot after his meeting with the famous Soviet…

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The crime of Louisa Gould: Caring for a Prisoner of War.

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The Channel Islands were occupied by Nazi German forces for most of the Second World War, from 30 June 1940 until their peaceful liberation on 9 May 1945. The Bailiwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey are two British Crown dependencies in the English Channel, near the coast of Normandy. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Wehrmacht (German Armed Forces) during the war.

The Germans brought over hundreds of Russian slave workers to build fortifications and they were regarded as “Untermenschen” – lower than animals.

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Louisa took the escaped worker in without hesitation because she had lost a son in the war and was determined to do an act of kindness “for another mother’s son”. She lost her life for it.

After two-and-a-half years Louisa was betrayed by a neighbour and while the Russian escaped she was sent to a…

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ODESSA

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I have been following a documentary series on the History Channel called “Hunting Hitler” where they speculate that Hitler may have escaped rather then commit suicide, and that he ended up in Argentina, Although the evidence is compelling there is one big part missing and that is the Eye witness accounts of the staff who were in the bunker when Hitler killed him self,it’s nonetheless an intriguing notion.

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If Hitler did escape it would have been very likely he would have availed of the services of the organisation called ODESSA.

The ODESSA network (from the German: Organisation der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, meaning: Organization of Former SS Members) was a purported international Nazi underground organization set up towards the end of World War II by a group of SS officers with the aim of facilitating secret escape routes – later known as ratlines – allegedly to allow the SS members to…

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What if? An alternative Anne Frank and Margot Frank story.

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This is totally fictional with a few historic facts, I often wonder how Anne and Margot Frank’s story would have looked like if the path of History would have gone even the slightest different direction. Below are fictional diary entries of Anne and Margot frank, but it could have been reality.

Margot Frank: September 12 1933,age 6.5

Today we got a new house in a different part in Germany, I think the place is called Aachen. I don’t really like it but Anne has a lot of fun.

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Mommy told me that we will be moving soon again. We are going to a different country. I am a bit confused, mommy calls it Holland but teacher says it is the Netherlands. Daddy has a new job there.

He said that Germany has a new boss, called Hitler and he is not a very nice man.It is a bit strange because…

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Advertising and Propaganda WWII Style

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One of the most powerful weapons during WWII and indeed any other war was propaganda. It was however not only the governments that used propaganda, private also used propaganda, albeit in a more subliminal manner, in their advertising campaigns.

Some of these ads would put 21st century advertisers to shame. following are some examples of the ads allied style.

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Santa Claus Has Gone to War!” World War II propaganda (1942)

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Have a coke and a smile even at war

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“This is no time to be FRAIL! Bread is basic” – Fleishmann’s Yeast ad in ‘The Saturday Evening Post’, December 1942

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