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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

World War II: Gen. Masaharu Homma's Execution

03 April 1946. Lt. General Masaharu Homma dies by firing squad in Los Baños, Laguna. The "poet general" (an epithet given to him for his love of literature) was tried and sentenced to death for his supposed direct involvement in the Bataan Death March atrocities.

For an account of his trial, see Hampton Sides' article.

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