FEPOW  Japanese executioner about to behead a POW whilst smiling and grinning Japanese soldiers look on.   Lest we forget.

Beheaded at whim and worked to death: Japan's repugnant treatment of Allied PoWs

FEPOW Japanese executioner about to behead a POW whilst smiling and grinning Japanese soldiers look on. Lest we forget.

Pearl Harbor naval base and U.S.S. Shaw ablaze after the Japanese attack. (Photo:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)

21 Photos Marking a Day That Will Live in Infamy

Pearl Harbor naval base and U.S.S. Shaw ablaze after the Japanese attack. (Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)

IJN Ayanami (綾波) was the eleventh of twenty-four Fubuki-class destroyers, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy following WWI. When introduced into services, these ships were the most powerful destroyers in the world.They served as first-line destroyers through the 1930's, and remained formidable weapons ships well into the Pacific War.

IJN Ayanami (綾波) was the eleventh of twenty-four Fubuki-class destroyers, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy following WWI. When introduced into services, these ships were the most powerful destroyers in the world.They served as first-line destroyers through the 1930's, and remained formidable weapons ships well into the Pacific War.

Leonard Siffleet, captured Australian Commando who fought in WW11, moments prior to being beheaded by a member of Imperial Japanese Navy 1943

Leonard Siffleet, captured Australian Commando who fought in WW11, moments prior to being beheaded by a member of Imperial Japanese Navy 1943

Yamato, named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.

Yamato, named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.

Aircraft carrier "Kasagi",1945.  Akagi (赤城?, "Red Castle") was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), named after Mount Akagi in present-day Gunma Prefecture. Though she was laid down as an Amagi-class battlecruiser, Akagi was converted to an aircraft carrier while still under construction to comply with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty.

Aircraft carrier "Kasagi",1945. Akagi (赤城?, "Red Castle") was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), named after Mount Akagi in present-day Gunma Prefecture. Though she was laid down as an Amagi-class battlecruiser, Akagi was converted to an aircraft carrier while still under construction to comply with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty.

The Imperial Japanese Navy 栄光の大日本帝國海軍

The Imperial Japanese Navy 栄光の大日本帝國海軍

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