The families of 20 Australian soldiers executed by the Japanese during World War II are to receive posthumous gallantry commendations, while New Zealand has all but forgotten its 17 beheaded men. More here
I read this in the SST today. Enough to make your blood boil. This sort of thing is to me a source of shame & embarrassment to me as a Kiwi. Its a pity our pollies don't have the guts to stand up & be counted like the Aussies ones do. To busy being PC & not offending anyone. Steve.
Post by Dave Homewood on May 4, 2011 22:04:33 GMT 12
Does anyone know what part of Auckland John Jones lives in? he might be worth approaching for an interview with our project.
These men are not exactly forgotten. I have read several accounts of their fate, and recently I talked with a veteran who said his cousin was one of those Post Office workers murdered by the Japs there. but it is a story worth retelling and ensuring it does not become forgotten. They were of course not the only kiwis murdered in cold blood by the Japanese, several were in the prison camps, including two Fleet Air Arm pilots who it is believed were murdered after the war ended.