Tag: The Pacific War

  • No-No Boy and What It Means to Be American

    Are you willing to serve in the armed forces of the United States on combat duty wherever ordered?  Will you swear unqualified allegiance to the United States of America and faithfully defend the United States from any or all attack by foreign or domestic forces, and forswear any form of allegiance or obedience to the […]

  • When We Were Orphans – A Study in "Meh"

    It’s London in the 1930s, and Christopher Banks has what most people want: his dream job.  After a childhood of playing detective with his best friend Akira, Christopher grew up to be one of England’s leading private investigators, highly sought after both professionally and socially.  In spite of his success, he can’t forget the life […]

  • Doctors, Murderers: Shūsaku Endō’s The Sea and Poison – Episode 24

    In The Sea and Poison, we find one Japanese author’s perspective on the horrific human experimentation carried out by Unit 731 “doctors” in World War II. A small addendum to my comment in this episode, that there were “no Nuremberg trials, to speak of.”  The Soviets actually staged their own show trials for some of […]

  • A King, a Boy, and a Sailor’s Wife – Three Films of WWII

    The past couple of weeks, I’ve enjoyed three very interesting, yet vastly different, films which take place during or leading up to World War II.  I haven’t shared a movie review in a while, so I thought I’d just mention these before I forgot about them. First up is The King’s Choice, a Norwegian film […]