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The Resource Shobun : a forgotten war crime in the Pacific, Michael J. Goodwin ; edited by Don Graydon, (electronic resource)

Shobun : a forgotten war crime in the Pacific, Michael J. Goodwin ; edited by Don Graydon, (electronic resource)

Label
Shobun : a forgotten war crime in the Pacific
Title
Shobun
Title remainder
a forgotten war crime in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Goodwin ; edited by Don Graydon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author's father, William Goodwin, the copilot of a PBY Catalina flying boat, was shot down off the Celebes coast during a night attack in October 1944. Goodwin and eight other survivors were picked up by the Japanese, interrogated, subjected to the customary beatings, and then ceremonially beheaded. As wartime atrocities went, this one was relatively commonplace, save that it was the result of a deliberate policy by Lt. Gen. Sanji Okido, who had ordered "severe disposition" (shobun) of the captured Allied airmen. In this book, Goodwin describes his longtime search for the circumstances of his father's fate and the justice ultimately meted out to his executioners. It also provides fascinating insight into the nocturnal war fought by the "Black Cat" raiders. The narrative is nonaccusatory in tone, is at times almost clinically dispassionate, and provides a clear?if chilling?insight into the combat mentality found in many of the backwaters of the Pacific war
Cataloging source
N$T
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1945-
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Goodwin, Michael J.
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.7
LC item number
.G66 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Graydon, Don
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War crime trials
Label
Shobun : a forgotten war crime in the Pacific, Michael J. Goodwin ; edited by Don Graydon, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=42023
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-142) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm45731585
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 147 p., [8] p. of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585272269
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 276283
Label
Shobun : a forgotten war crime in the Pacific, Michael J. Goodwin ; edited by Don Graydon, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=42023
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-142) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm45731585
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 147 p., [8] p. of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585272269
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 276283

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