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Tango0128 Jan 2021 9:35 p.m. PST

"The years leading up to World War II saw an increase in the use of biological and chemical warfare in Japan, spearheaded by Major-General Ishii Shiro. BW most commonly took the form of anthrax, glanders, and plague, while chemical warfare included tear, smoke, and other poison gases. The proliferation of these two tactics in Japan, outlawed by the 1929 Geneva Convention, was enabled by the mechanized nature of the project. Shiro had great factories built in Manchuria and other areas of China. These "factories of death" included the infamous Unit 731 and were developed for research and human experimentation revolving around chemical and biological warfare.

Facilitated by well-organized Chemical Warfare Units, Japanese troops employed a diverse profile of chemical warfare on Chinese forces before the outset of the war. Beginning in 1937 with attacks on Shanghai and Woosung, the use of poison gas totaled to over 1,100 from March 1938 to January 1943…"
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Legion 429 Jan 2021 9:10 a.m. PST

Yes, I've heard about that. No real surprise there. I appears they couldn't kill enough of Chinese fast enough to suit the IJFs and the emperor …

Legionarius29 Jan 2021 2:26 p.m. PST

Another reason WWII was The Good War.

Legion 429 Jan 2021 5:30 p.m. PST

Indeed …

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