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Dead Japanese soldiers back to Japan...

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Kai-Petri, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Were they burnt first and the ashes sent to Japan during wartime? I heard this while watching a document. Not totally impossible but anyone know if this is true? Thanx for any info!
     
  2. texson66

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    I believe that you are correct; I've seen wartime Japanese newsreels showing the families accepting the remains of their loved ones in urns in a military ceremony.

    The US Marines might have also provided the service as well to the dead Japanese. Here's an article form a Japanese source that is an interview with an Iwo Jima Japanese veteran. Pretty grim...

    'Even the dead were being forced to fight' | The Japan Times Online
     
  3. rainbowtrout

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    Cremation makes sense, it stops the spread of diseases.
     

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