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|An interesting topic. An uncle of my ex wife was a Japanese POW and despised them until the day he died. That was then, this is now, times and attitudes have changed.|
One difference between the Germans and Japanese is that the Germans have gone some way to admitting their WW2 atrocities.
Meanwhile the Japanese have rewritten history books for their schools, toning down their atrocities.
Not so well known is that NZ came close to being invaded during WW2. Japanese submarines got into Auckland harbour and various other coastal spots around the country.
A runway near Dunsandel, approx 30 Km south west of ChCh was constructed for B17 bombers in case the North Island was overun. The fuel dumps are still there, although used as a different type of dump now, the steel liners have been removed, and runways overgrown.
A tunnel was dug into Cashmere Hill, ChCh and was going to be the allied HQ.
Fuel dumps were built in Lyttelton for warships.
Maps of NZ were printed in Japanese for their invasion plans.
But Fatman and Little Boy helped to prevent it.
History lesson over.
Pity for the guilty is treason for the innocent.