Among the infamous figures of World War II, Shirō Ishii stands out for the severity and depravity of his actions. Leading the infamous Unit 731, Ishii, a Japanese microbiologist and army medical officer, became synonymous with some of the most horrendous war crimes of the 20th century. His role in … [Read more...] about What Happened to Shirō Ishii?
As World War II drew to a close, and the grim realities of a potentially lengthy invasion of Japan loomed, there was a darker facet to Japan's war strategy that went almost entirely unnoticed. This clandestine plan, code-named Operation PX, or "Cherry Blossoms at Night," was a plan of terrifying … [Read more...] about What was Operation PX (Cherry Blossoms at Night)?
In history there exist events so dark, so unspeakably horrific that they send shivers down our spines and fill us with a dread sense of disbelief. One such grim chapter of the Second World War is the creation and operation of Unit 731, a clandestine biological and chemical warfare research and … [Read more...] about What was Unit 731?