Lessons of the blood by Hong, James T.
About Unit 731
Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Japanese Army in the Pingfang district of Harbin. It was known as the Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung Army. During World War 2, the Unit was responsible for lethal human experimentation. It is known that during World War 2, the Japanese deliberately infected civilians and prisoners. Thousands of people, both civilian and military died during the human experimentation in the war. This doesnÃ¢Â€Â™t include the victims who got ill or died in the aftermath of the outbreaks. The warfare consisted of the spread of cholera, plague infested fleas and glanders. Mainly known as a bacteria lethal for horses and mules, the bacteria has proven to be crippling and even deadly for human beings as well. In this film, victims refer to it as the rotten leg syndrome.