Hell in the Pacific.

By Jonathan Lewis & Ben Steele

Printed: 2001

Publisher: Channel 4 Books. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 16 × 24 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 24 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Black cloth binding with silver title on the spine.

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The war in the Pacific was not just between Japan and America; it was also Britain’s forgotten war and one of the dirtiest conflicts in living memory. “Hell in the Pacific” is a revisionist examination of that conflict, tracing the use of horrific torture and propaganda, not only by the Japanese but, controversially, by the Americans and the Allies as well. Included are previously unheard eye-witness accounts, and stories of American troops collecting noses, ears and skulls as trophies.

Review: This is a great book, pure and simple. The only warning is that one must be prepared to stomach man’s barbarity to fellow man. If you’re looking for patriotic hurrah one-sided propaganda then this is not it. It is extremely objective, and gives an accurate and even-handed assessment of how the war in the Pacific was much different that the war in Europe, and how in some cases, the allies behaved just as barbaric as the Japanese. It’s one of those books that you think about for days after you are done. Is there a better reason to get any book?

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