How miserable are the millions of returning soldiers after Japan surrendered? There are pictures with truth

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How miserable are the millions of returning soldiers after Japan surrendered? There are pictures with truth

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After Japan’s defeat, 3.5 million Japanese soldiers who laid down their weapons returned to China from Siberia, North Korea, Taiwan, the Pacific, and the Soviet Union. .

Figure: A lucky Japanese veteran meets with his family

These old days Yaowu Yangwei’s “Great Japanese Imperial Army”, when it was defeated and returned to China, was ragged, dragging simple luggage and comrades’ urns. What they saw along the way was the devastated land and the arrogant occupying army.

Figure: Japanese soldiers returning to China

even worse These demobilized veterans have been widely discriminated against by Japanese nationals: in the end, they are losers. Many soldiers were frustrated to find that they were not only seen as a failure group that failed to complete their mission, but also as a bad thing in the foreign countries involved in the slaughter of rape.

Figure: Japanese soldiers returning to China

June 1946 On the 9th "Asahi Shimbun", an anonymous letter from the veteran was published: "On May 20, I was demobilized from the southern region and returned to Japan. My home was burned down, my wife and children were missing. The price was too high. I only spent a little money soon, I am a poor guy. No one is willing to say good things to me, people even cast a hostile look at me."

Figure: Japanese Regiment of the shoes.

This veteran is not a case. Some Japanese soldiers returning from overseas found that they had been declared dead, the funeral had been held, and the tombstone was set up. Even the house has been burned, the wife has been remarried, and the family does not know where to go. According to the irony of the time, they became "living spirits."

Figure: Japanese soldiers returning home

Ueno Park in Tokyo, etc. Public places are crowded with homeless veterans. They have become abandoned groups, have no jobs, no food, no hope.

Photo: Homeless in Japan after the war

Disabled veterans have doubled discrimination and lost murder skills They don't know how to survive. Many disabled soldiers seek public opinion and publicly display their disability in order to express their acidity and dissatisfaction.

Figure: Two disabled soldiers begging along the street

Figure: The veteran who lost his palm was begging for a beggar

A letter written by a wounded soldier to the newspaper said "Our survival is damaged, and the wounded veterans are forgotten." The letter ends, "My companions are desperate to commit suicide. I have to hang myself after five minutes."

Figure: A veteran is begging with a dog

Japan died more than 2 million during World War II Soldiers, left behind a large number of war orphans and widows.

Figure: War orphans with cigarette butts

According to 1948 2 According to a monthly report, the total number of Japanese war orphans and homeless street children is 120,000. These children live in railway stations, bridges and abandoned buildings. They wear shoes, sell newspapers, steal wallets, carry cigarettes, illegally sell food ration coupons, and beg and dump the trash.

Figure: war orphans turning trash cans

The fate of the war dead It was also very tragic. The occupying army authorities cancelled the pensions of the fallen soldiers. The "military gods" of the past scenery could not change a meal. A rural woman wrote to the newspaper that the food ration had been suspended. She works hard every night until midnight, only earning two yen, and buying 4 kilograms of potatoes is 35 yen. She questioned that her husband was missing because of "snoring for the Emperor". Why is the world so cold to her and her three children?

Figure: A lucky veteran and wife

Many demobilized veterans, shuttle In the black market to do small business for life, and some soldiers simply broke the cans and began to mass looting. At that time, many soldiers looted military supplies, even survivors of the Kamikaze special forces. A pilot filled the plane with military supplies and flew to an airport near his hometown, loaded things home, and then returned to detonate the plane.

Figure: Demobilized veterans who do small business in the black market

This period There is also a serial killer Xiao Ping Yixiong, a Japanese invader who went home after demobilization. In the year after his defeat, he used cheap food as a scorpion to trick young women into the wild and raped dozens of women. Killing seven of them shocked Japanese society.

Figure: Xiao Ping Yi Xiong, the first person to kill the serial after the war

The failure of war, the incompetence of military leaders, and the lawlessness of demobilized soldiers have made the public more disgusted with the military community, causing dissatisfaction, disgust and hatred.

Figure: A prosthetic wounded soldier is on the streets

a resource is poor The militant island nation, from the ambitious aggression, wants to establish the arrogance, arrogance, barbarism and madness of the "Greater East Asian Order", to the disappointment, misery, confusion and resentment after the madness, the former land, sea and air "the warriors of the emperor" It is a discriminated group begging along the street. This is called self-confidence.

Reference: "Hug the defeat: Japan after the Second World War"