- ISBN/SKU: 9781591142638
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: WWII
- Number of Pages: 226
- Subject: WWII
- Date Available: March 2008
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Even the most knowledgeable reader will be shocked by the extent of the crimes committed against servicemen and civilians revealed in this chilling new study. From the regular execution of POWs to the abandonment of survivors, Mark Felton takes a detailed look at this dark chapter in the history of the Japanese navy in World War II. Prior to this account, Japanese war crimes at sea have received relatively little attention compared to coverage of the Japanese army's barbaric conduct. Written by a longtime resident of the Far East, this new work takes into account the culture that led to such appalling atrocities. Upon publication in the UK, the book drew major news coverage.
Mark Felton teaches history at Shanghai University and is the author of Yanagai: The Secret Underwater Trade between Japan and Germany and The Fujita Plan: Japanese Submarine Attacks on the United States and Australia. The UK edition of Slaughter at Sea was published by Pen & Sword in 2007.