Massacre and Rape in Hong Kong: Two Case Studies Involving Medical Personnel and Patients

@article{Roland1997MassacreAR,
  title={Massacre and Rape in Hong Kong: Two Case Studies Involving Medical Personnel and Patients},
  author={C. Roland},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1997},
  volume={32},
  pages={43 - 61}
}
  • C. Roland
  • Published 1997
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
One continuing challenge to historians of the second world war in the Far East is to attempt to explain the numerous Japanese excursions into brutality, rape and murder. In Hong Kong and elsewhere, a number of these assaults seem to have been directed particularly against medical officers, orderlies, nurses and patients. Was this deliberate or coincidental? Innate brutality as the sole explanation fails on the now general understanding that we all are capable of brutality in certain… Expand

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