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  • Published: 31 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448140442
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Horror In The East




Laurence Rees' seminal investigation into Japanese brutality in the Pacific during WW2, part of a re-issue series celebrating Rees's classic books

The brutality of Japanese soldiers towards both allied prisoners of war and millions of civilians in Asia during the Second World War was one of the greatest horrors of the Twentieth Century. Here Laurence Rees, award-winning historian and author of Auschwitz and The Nazis: a Warning from History, turns his attention to a crucial question: why were these atrocities carried out?

In this classic and seminal study, Rees talks openly with perpetrators and victims alike, and asks how seemingly ordinary people were driven to mass murder, rape and suicide. Uncovering startling first-hand testimonies of cruelty and barbarity, Horror in the East looks to individual experiences to understand this dark and violent chapter of human history.

'Another stunning slice of history from Laurence Rees'
Daily Telegraph review of Horror in the East, BBC TV

  • Published: 31 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448140442
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the author

Laurence Rees

Laurence Rees has won the British Book Award for History Book of the Year 2006 for his international bestseller Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'. His career as a writer and filmmaker, focusing on the Nazis and World War II, stretches back nearly 20 years and includes the acclaimed television series Nazis: A Warning from History, War of the Century, Horror in the East and, most recently, Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'. The body of work has won him a myriad of awards including a BAFTA. a Grierson Award and an international Documentary Award. He was educated at Solihull School and Oxford University and is Creative Director of BBC TV History programmes.

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