Tag Archives: World War II

Film gives face to ‘comfort women’

After decades of living in silence and shame, “comfort women” have been given a face in a new documentary that relays first-hand accounts of their brutal experiences during a horrific chapter of history.

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Abe visits Pearl Harbor, no apology

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed condolences and talked about reconciliation and the growing post-war alliance between Japan and the US on Tuesday during his visit to Pearl Harbor, but did not offer an apology for the attack 75 years ago.

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Recovering China’s WWII past

A significant part of China’s World War II film history may be lost, and a new documentary brings to life the challenge of recovering mere scraps of it.

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The radiance and darkness of Iris Chang

Iris Chang wrote those lines in 1978, when she was 10-years-old, and 19 years before her harrowing history, “The Rape of Nanking”, gained her worldwide acclaim. In 1995 at the age of 27, the author, whose name was borrowed from a Grecian goddess, flew from California to Nanjing in Jiangsu province, East China.

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A dwindling band of brothers

Liu Yuedong has three scars from bullet wounds, on his back, waist and leg. Each is a stark reminder of the intense battles he fought in against the Japanese army over 70 years ago.

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Battle of Hong Kong: A veteran remembers

George S. MacDonell survived the Battle of Hong Kong against the Japanese army in 1941. One of Canada’s few living World War II veterans, MacDonell recalls the battle, Japanese prison camps and the courage of his Canadian comrades, Rena Li reports from Toronto.

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