SDHF Newsletter No.135J ユネスコ記憶遺産に登録申請した「通州事件」から 2

① 天津歩兵隊長・支那駐屯歩兵第二連隊長 萱島 高 陸軍中将




平成28年8月26日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

“Tongzhou Massacre” Series 2
Tokyo Trial’s Official Record
① Affidavit prepared by Lieutenant-General KAYAJIMA Takashi

This is the second of a series of articles pertaining to the Tongzhou Massacre, which has been submitted for inclusion in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register; affidavits were obtained from official records of the “Tokyo Trials,” the International Military Tribunals for the Far East.
Affidavit number one was prepared by Lieutenant-General Kayajima, who was Commander of the Tientsin Infantry Unit and Commander of the 2nd Infantry Regiment, which was stationed in China.
On July 28, 1937, he engaged hostile forces in Nanyan, south of Peking, as regimental commander. He was ordered, at 3:00 a.m. on the 30th, to rescue Japanese residents in Tongzhou, where a disturbance had broken out. He hurried to Tongzhou at 3:30 a.m., at the head of the main regiment. His affidavit detailed what he saw at Tongzhou. (Translation into English was done by Defense Language Branch of the Court).

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MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact