world war II

Frode-Ziebell-Olsen

Interview with Frode Z. Olsen, author of ‘Fighting for Two Kings’, a story of the Danish people in Hong Kong during the Japanese invasion in December 1941

Frode Ziebell Olsen is a Danish writer of novels and historical documentary books. He retired in 2013 as Detective Chief Superintendent after thirty-seven year’s service … Read more

The Flying Tigers: from Chinese pilots training camp in Arizona to the war in China against Japan

24 rare images of The Flying Tigers: from Chinese pilots training camp in Arizona to the war in China against Japan

Images of The Flying Tigers: Many Chinese (mostly coming from Guangdong) joined the American Flying Tigers in Yunnan to fight Japanese invading forces. The Chinese government sent many students to Arizona to train.

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Suppuku

Japanese officer performing seppuku during World War II

After the defeat of the Second World War II, many Japanese officers performed the ritual suicide by disembowelment, called in Japanese Suppuku (stomach-cutting).

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China famine images

30 dramatic images of the 1942 Henan famine

Henan Province was hit by a terrible famine between the summer of 1942 and the spring of 1943 that led to the death of 3 million people (other sources report 1 million deaths).

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Unit 731

35 rare images of the infamous Japanese experiment unit 731 in China

Unit 731 (731部隊), based at the Pingfang district of Harbin and led by the infamous Japanese microbiologist Shiro Ishii, was a covert biological warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II.

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