Taiwan textbooks commemorate soldiers who died in the war overseas, Oral History 9 nonagenarian
Taiwan sent to Papua New Guinea excavation” La Buer Chinese prisoner of war camp “Monument, welcome spirits back to Taiwan.
Chinese military tombstone. Source: Taiwan’s “United Daily News”
BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) According to the “Agency” report, the defense department has compiled the Taiwan authorities, “Nanyang martyrs,” a book to record during World War II, some were captured by the Japanese who died in Papua New Guinea (hereinafter referred to as PNG) a foreign land, China’s war soldier soul. The book also visit three years was about 9 years late Shoufu soldiers, prisoners of war oral history of this painful.
World War II was sent to Papua New Guinea when the Japanese slave labor of Chinese soldiers prisoners of war, mass graves and no one asked the local decades, the “United Daily News” reported that after the end of last year, “Defense Ministry” will be immediately sent to a local survey, on March 6 this year, the tablets back to Taiwan to lead the loyal souls, held at the CKS International Airport after a simple salute welcoming spirit, go directly to the through-the Martyrs safety position.
“Defense” was compiled in November to complete “South Pacific martyrs,” a book, a complete record of this history, and visit three of them were still alive Shoufu and the current officers and men. 3 persons, 2 person-years over 9 years late, the other one has 88 years old.
“Defense Minister” Gao Hua-chu for the writing sequence. Preface that “by the book surfaced, in addition to help people understand the Japanese soldiers were captured while, but the indomitable ambition and loyalty liver Brave Heart section of patriotism, matching a model for the army.”
“Department of Defense,” said spokesman Yu Sizu, a book is to cherish the memory of martyrs. These have been for the war when the Japanese captured soldiers, was sent to Papua New Guinea when the coolies, but the owner has in a foreign land, but it is yearned for the country, the will to live strong. “Defense Ministry” by the book, the deeds of this brave show in the hope that the younger generation to give a good example.
“Nanyang martyrs,” the book that in 1942 the Japanese captured Chinese soldiers sent to Papua New Guinea about 1,500 people, but because of poor conditions, to 1946, only 700 survived.
Luxin Fang, now 90-year-old captured in the book recalls the plight of the year, “the Japanese asked us every day digging air-raid shelter, bomb shelter and to build fortifications of war, we are the very harsh treatment, often an excuse to use dogs to put a bayonet, and hurt us. ”
91-year-old Levi Xun said in the book, “La Buer colleague souls for decades has been hovering in my mind, Whenever I think of those who experienced hell on earth with the brothers, my heart the excited exception! “
88-year-old Lihuan Wen said in the book,” 60 years ago was sent to Papua New Guinea toil of this story, has been gathering dust in my mind a long time, never on the family and friends mentioned, is not experienced such a short period of bitterness, so I still do not like the Japanese. ”