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The horror of it all!
on 23 September 2013
I bought this because I'm a huge fan of the television series, Tenko, and now on my third or fourth time of watching it I'm still overwhelmed by their portrayal of the horror of it all. This book has made me shudder! The real Tenko was twice as bad as the television series suggested. Dear God, sometimes it made me wonder how these poor women ever survived, and it doesn't surprise me that the bitterness has gone on for so long.
As it happens one of my closest friends is Japanese; she wasn't born until just after the war, like me, but she's not afraid to talk about it if I ask her questions. All I can say is that the Japanese, as a people, are very, very different now ... it is frightening what indoctrination can do to a race, especially, as she regularly tells me, military indoctrination.