The remaining 936 British POWs were transported to Japan on the ‘Shinsei Maru’. By the time this ship reached the port of Moji in Kyushu – a further five British POWs had died. Of the original number of 1,816 British POWs that had boarded the ‘Lisbon Maru’ on September 27th, 1942, by the time they eventually arrived in Japan (around October 8th, 1942), only 931 British POWs remained! (What happened to the five seriously wounded British POWs left in Shanghai I do not know). This entire episode means that through a combination of a US ‘War Crime’ and continued Imperial Japanese ‘War Crimes’, in a matter of just eleven days in 1942, these two countries conspired to murder 885 British POWs! The number would have been much higher if not for the selfless actions of the Chinese fishermen (and their families) who came from Dongji Island!
Day: Aug 29, 2022
Chengdu: Declaration Affirms One-China Principle! (29.8.2022)
The United States is a product of the European invasion of the Americas and the continued genocide of the indigenous people! The Native Americans are forced to live on small tracts of the worst kind land – and to prevent a Socialist consciousness from developing amongst them – the US Authorities place Christian Churches next to liquor stores whilst pumping illicit drugs into their communities to keep them dosed-up! On top of this nightmare, the US Authorities then place ‘Casinos’ (the dark epicentre of predatory capitalism) right in the heart of ‘Reservations’ – so that the only place Native Americans can find employment is within these dens of iniquity!
China: 1942 Sinking of the ‘Lisbon Maru’ – US War Crime? (29.8.2022)
The ship named the ‘Lisbon Maru’ was carrying around 2,000 British POWs (British military personnel captured during the fall of Hong Kong being transported to Japan) when the ship was hit by a torpedo fired by the USS Grouper (part of the 81st US Pacific Fleet Submarine Force) on October 2nd, 1942! The ‘Lisbon Maru’ sank just off the Zhoushan (Zhejiang) area of the East China coast! It is reported that although 843 British POWs died due to drowning (and the machine-gunning of men in the water by other elements of the Imperial Japanese Navy active in the area) – another 384 British POWs were saved by the actions of local Chinese fishermen!