Among these atrocities were these described below in a memorandum1 issued by the War Crimes Branch of the US Army Judge Advocate’s Office, Western Pacific, to the Prosecution Section of the same office. These are but a few examples of the countless atrocities committed, documented for use in war crimes trials.
Below is an excerpt from the said document, quoted verbatim from Section II, entitled “Summary of Evidence.”
|Modesta Remo and here daughter in front of their house in San Jose, Batangas, which was burned by the Japanese. Image credit: United States National Archives.|
SAN JOSE, BATANGAS MASSACRE
Notes and references:
1 “San Jose, Batangas Massacre,” by the War Crimes Branch, US Army Judge Advocate’s Office, Western Pacific Theater, issued November 1945.