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  1. Yes there were Japanese soldiers that surrendered. This was mainly due to orders direct from the Emperor who was like a god to them. To be fair, some refused to surrender and instead committed suicide. Some officer committed seppuku. Others together with enlisted men used grenades.

  2. The “die on the vine” strategy was originally presented to Admiral Halsey as a way of avoiding a bloody landing on Kolombangara, an island in the Solomons. Army troops under Halsey’s command seized another, more lightly held, island instead. But the Japanese managed to evacuate their troops from Kolombangara to fight again another day.

  3. Apr 03, 2022 · He describes many rotting bodies of Japanese soldiers lying around in areas where the US Army had won the ground. Engineers with bulldozers would usually arrive and unceremoniously shove them into mass graves as a hygienic measure. Many are likely to have perished in the jungles, never to be found.

  4. How likely was a Japanese soldier to die in WW2? VERY LIKELY, given the circumstances. The Japanese, not only were running out of men, but running out of supplies as well. On top of this, their supply lines were completely whipped away after the United States won against the Japanese at Midway, Leyte Golf, and the coral sea.

  5. What happened to Japanese POWs during and after WW2? Hi history hive mind. From what I know/heard, Japanese soldiers much rather died than be taken prisoner. There it doesn't really matter if they actually believed they had to kill themselves/die in battle to gain honour or if they were "peer pressured" into doing so.

  6. By the time the war was over, a total of more than 30,000 POWs had died from starvation, diseases, and mistreatment both within and outside of the Japanese Mainland. Prisoners in Singapore thanking their Australian liberators CONTENT INDEX: Introduction Camps in the Japanese Homeland Islands

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