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Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War

Lee K. Pennington


Thousands of wounded servicemen returned to Japan following the escalation of Japanese military aggression in China in July 1937. Tens of thousands would return home after Japan widened its war effort in 1939. This book relates the experiences of Japanese wounded soldiers and disabled veterans of Japan's “long” Second World War (from 1937 to 1945). It maps the terrain of Japanese military medicine and social welfare practices and establishes the similarities and differences that existed between Japanese and Western physical, occupational, and spiritual rehabilitation programs for war-wounded s ... More

Keywords: wounded servicemen, Japan, China, Japanese soldiers, wounded soldiers, disabled veterans, Second World War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452574
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee K. Pennington, author
Associate Professor of History, the United States Naval Academy