Trophies of War: U.S. Troops and the Mutilation of Japanese War Dead, 1941-1945

  title={Trophies of War: U.S. Troops and the Mutilation of Japanese War Dead, 1941-1945},
  author={James J. Weingartner},
  journal={Pacific Historical Review},
A cartoon published in the Chicago Tribune three days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor depicted a muscular and grim-faced U.S. sailor carrying powder charges to a naval gun aimed at the distant Japanese home islands. From one of the charges dangled a tag reading "War without Mercy on a Treacherous Foe."' Indeed, the war which the United States waged against Japan from December 1941 until August 1945 was characterized by a degree of savagery unmatched by the war being fought… Expand
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