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Lessons of the blood by Hong, James T.

Many warfare atrocities have been purposely tucked away, as is the case with the biological and chemical warfare used by Japan during World War 2, on Chinese citizens living in the Pingfang district. Unit 731 has tortured and killed thousands civilians, mainly by spreading deadly diseases and bacteria. This unnerving story shows how secretly, entire generations of the local population have been victimized.

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 doesn’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.

Hong, James T.
Copyright Holder
Java Films SARL
54 min.
Year of release
Chines, English

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