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  • The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II |  Lord Russell of Liverpool

    The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lord Russell of Liverpool
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    The war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights of Bushido, Russell's shocking account of Japanese brutality in the Pacific in World War II, describes how the noble founding principles of the Empire of Japan were perverted by the military into a systematic campaign of torture, murder, starvation, rape, and destruction. Notorious incidents like the Nanking Massacre and the Bataan Death March emerge as merely part of a pattern of human rights abuses. Undoubtedly formidable soldiers, the Japanese were terrible conquerors. Their conduct in the Pacific is a harrowing example of the doctrine of mutual destruction carried to the extreme, and begs the question of what is acceptable—and unacceptable—in total war.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not for the faint of heart"
  • The Scourge of the Swastika: A History of Nazi War Crimes During World War II |  Lord Russell of Liverpool

    The Scourge of the Swastika: A History of Nazi War Crimes During World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lord Russell of Liverpool
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless executions throughout occupied Europe. Lord Russell of Liverpool was part of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, and from this first-hand position, he published the best-selling The Scourge of the Swastika in 1954. Liverpool shows that the actions of the Third Reich, were illegal, not merely immoral.

    Kris Wright says: "Emphasizes the horror of the Nazi regime"
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