THE CASE OF GENERAL YAMASHITA by A. Frank Reel

THE CASE OF GENERAL YAMASHITA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Yamashita, ""Tiger of Malaya"" and General of the Japanese Imperial forces at the time of the surrender in the Philippines, was tried, convicted and hung by a Military Commission of the U.S. Army. This is a dissenting opinion by one of the defense attorneys, who feels that the defense was not given time to prepare an adequate case, and that the trial was colored by desire for revenge. The legal arguments are detailed in conscientious manner by the author, who manages to present the defense picture without the excessive personal prejudice that his growing attachment to Yamashita might have indicated. Both majority and dissenting opinions of the Court are attached. Good reading for that special audience that has more than academic interest in preserving the legal foundations of our democracy.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1949
ISBN: 1164503367
Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press