Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Bibliophilia: Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths – Shigeru Mizuki

My opinion of WW2 era Japanese soldiers is not at all favourable, and likely politically incorrect. This classic Japanese graphic novel describes the authors experiences in Papua New Guinea. To say that their existence was miserable is an understatement, their lives squandered by officers making decisions that could only be described as insane. It would appear the Japanese brutalized everyone: Allied POWs, conquered peoples, civilian internees, their own soldiers.

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