Japan's Gestapo by Mark Felton
Murder, Mayhem and Torture in Wartime Asia

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The book opens by explaining the origins, organisation and roles of the Kempetai apparatus, which exercised virtually unlimited power throughout the Japanese Empire. The author reveals their criminal and collaborationist networks, which extorted huge sums of money from hapless citizens and business. They ran the Allied POW gulag system which treated captives with brutality and a complete lack of mercy.

Other Kempetai activities included biological and chemical experiments on live subjects, slave labour, including 'Comfort Women' drawn from all races.

Their record of reprisals against military and civilians was unrelenting. For example Colonel Doolittle's raid on Tokyo in 1942 resulted in a campaign of revenge not just against captured airmen but thousands of Chinese civilians. Their actions amounted to genocide on a grand scale.

Of particular distaste is the revelation of the Maruta vivisection campaign.

The author backs up his text with first hand testimonies from those survivors who suffered at the hands of this evil organization. He examines how the guilty were bought to justice and the resulting claims for compensation.

About Mark Felton

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Felton began his career in psychology. But he quickly became restless and traveled west to New Mexico, where he took up writing. There, he helped found a small publication, The "Fountain of Light". He traveled to Colorado where he taught himself computer engineering. He rapidly excelled in this field and became a lead engineer at Bell Lab Optical Networking Division in Denver, Colorado. His desire for social change inspired him to work with Alpha Institute, a non-profit corporation focused on providing technology to Native Americans. Today he has returned to writing. He continues work in computer engineering, but also writes pieces for the newly re-introduced "Fountain of Light", which is now an eZine on the World Wide Web.
Published March 15, 2012 by Pen & Sword. 224 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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