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"Station consolation" for Japanese soldiers

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Almost every day, Lieutenant-General Yasuji Okamura received more and more new reports that spoke of the crimes of Japanese soldiers. Most often, they were accused of raping women in the occupied territories. The problem promised to become too serious, therefore Okamura decided to create special “consolation stations”. According to the general, they could have influenced "a decrease in the anti-Japanese sentiments that arose in the occupied territories, as well as the need to prevent soldiers from reducing their combat effectiveness due to the appearance of venereal and other diseases in them."


Room service from local women

According to the original plan, only Japanese women were supposed to work at the stations, and voluntarily. But soon they refused it, because few women agreed to the role of prostitutes. Therefore, we had to attract women from the occupied territories to the “service staff”. More often, Korean women, Chinese women and Taiwanese played the role of “comforters”. Japanese women were also present, but their numbers were disproportionately smaller. There are reports that there were several women from the USSR, as well as some European countries, in the stations. But these are isolated cases.

At first, the Japanese tried to fill the military brothels with female volunteers. But they, of course, categorically lacked. Therefore, the "subservient" began to lure deception. The girls were promised a job and a decent salary. But in the end they became not seamstresses, medical attendants or cleaners, but sexual slaves. When it fell on the stream, then these tricks did not help. More radical measures were required. Then recruiters visited villages and offered money to the poor for their wives, sisters and daughters. After the transaction, they became the property of Japan. If for some reason the girl could not be bought, the entrance was threatened and beaten. In addition, the quality "goods" are sometimes simply stolen. In general, the recruiters, as best they could, tried to do their job to provide the Japanese soldiers with a full and comfortable "rest." But soon this resource was exhausted. Therefore, they decided to connect the captured women and girls from the concentration camps to the “case”.

Here is what the Japanese Yoshima Seiti from the Yamaguchi Society of Unskilled Workers recalled: “I was a Korean bounty hunter in hiking brothels for the sexual entertainment of a Japanese soldier. There, under my command, more than 1000 Korean women were hijacked. Under the supervision of armed police, we kicked resisting women, taking away their babies. Rejecting two-three-year-old children running after their mothers, we forced the Korean women into the back of a truck, and in the villages there was a commotion. We sent them as cargo in freight ships and on ships to the command of the troops of the western part. Undoubtedly, we did not recruit them, but drove them violently. ”

“Consolation stations” (they were often called the “Comfort Battalion”) were positioned not only as “work houses”, but also as a means to protect soldiers from sexually transmitted diseases. “Bonus” was the control of the number of rapes in the captured settlements. It is clear that none of the versions could justify the abduction and deception of women, girls and girls. But the population of the occupied territories preferred to remain silent and not interfere with the Japanese. Any attempts to prevent them from being severely punished.

The number of stations grew at an alarming rate. For example, in China alone, about three hundred field brothels were created for Japanese officers and soldiers. The number of stations in other countries is not precisely known. According to rough estimates, there were more than four hundred "Comfort Battalions" in the whole of Southeast Asia.

As already mentioned, the idea of ​​"stations of consolation" was proposed by Lieutenant General Yasuji Okamura. He explained to his superiors that such establishments can change the anti-Japanese sentiment, which is caused by the aggressive behavior of the soldiers of the Land of the Rising Sun. In addition, the stations could reduce the number of diseases with various venereal diseases.

The authorities approved and supported the idea. The stations decided to divide into three types. The first implied complete subordination to the military, and professional doctors monitored the condition of the girls. The second option was to control by private individuals. But at the same time they themselves were subordinate to the military. The third type - the rarest - was a station not only for the military, but also for ordinary Japanese. There were even exceptions, when the services of “comforters” allowed to use men of other nationalities. But it is rather an exception.

In theory, the number of rapes should now have, if not fall to zero, then at least become not so frightening. But in fact turned out differently. The number of raped Chinese women, Korean women and women of other nationalities began to increase. The fact is that the “station of consolation” were not free organizations. For the meeting with the "comforter" you had to pay. And for many soldiers the amount was solid. Therefore, they either resorted to violence or found cheaper places. And even if they were not official, there was a danger to health, the soldiers risked not wanting to spend money. For ordinary, the cost of services was five yen. But the officers and corporals of the “comforter” were cheaper by three yen.

welcome to Hell

Women who were forcibly or tricked into the category of “reduced social responsibility” lived in hell. Every day they had to serve several dozen men. Twenty to thirty customers were considered hack. Usually there were between fifty and sixty soldiers per day. The work of the station was clearly adjusted, up to the time allocated to one soldier. When the network of brothels was just unfolding, the military could spend half an hour for consolation. Over time, when the stations began to gain popularity, due to the influx of visitors, the time was cut twice (in some brothels, ten minutes were allocated to “everything about everything”). When the minutes were over, the soldier left the room, and another one immediately came to replace him. And so from morning till night. Often women did not have even five free minutes.

Here are the memories of Yoshima Seiti about the everyday life of the stations of consolation: “One Korean woman was raped on average 20 − 30, even more than 40 Japanese officers and soldiers, and more than 100 in mobile brothels. Many Korean women died tragically due to sexual violence and brutal oppression by Japanese sadists. Stripping naughty Korean women naked, they rolled them along the boards with large nails, driven up by the point, and chopped off their heads with a sword. Their monstrous atrocities exceeded all human notions. ”

The life of the “comforters” was reminiscent of the notorious groundhog day, in which they simply tried to survive. Of course, almost every second did not maintain the pace. Therefore, the mortality rate in brothels went off scale. Officially, all the workers were under the vigilant supervision of doctors. But more often this “control” was limited to the rape of the wards. According to statistics, nine out of ten women suffered severe depression, which resulted in suicide or his attempt. By the beginning of the forties, suicide for the stations had become the most common, banal affair, to which no one paid attention. In order to achieve the cherished goal - to part with life - women decided on various tricks. Someone, for example, stole opium from clients, and from doctors - potent drugs. If nothing could be obtained, then his own clothes were used.
"Station consolation" for Japanese soldiers

The age of the “comforters” ranged from eleven to thirty with kopecks of years. They all lived in identical conditions - wooden barracks, in rooms designed for nine to ten people. The decoration was made up of only couches, a sink and a mat. It was forbidden for women to leave their “abode”. Severe conditions of life put an extra strain on the psyche. Depression, nervous breakdowns - all this has become commonplace, smoothly flowing into suicidal tendencies.

But there was another reason for the high mortality of women. Japanese doctors and scientists, gaining experience from their German colleagues, conducted various medical experiments on "comforters". At first, they decided to take control of childbirth. Their main weapons became the drug 606, which contained a large dose of arsenic. And although in brothels they strictly monitored contraception, sometimes in the “six hundred and sixth” it was necessary to terminate an unwanted pregnancy with any working woman.

"The drug 606" provoked miscarriages, could affect the development of infertility, fetal mutation, and also lead to the death of the unfortunate patient.

Who is responsible?

Information about the “stations of consolation” became public after the notorious Nanjing Massacre. Photos of military field brothels from Nanking hit the press. This caused the first wave of indignation. The Japanese authorities reacted to this coolly and cynically. They refused to admit the existence of “battalions of comfort”.

The first apologies were made only in the nineties of the last century. “Honor” was awarded to the surviving women, as well as the families of the victims “comforters”. But already in 2007, Japan went back down. The Prime Minister stated that there are no facts proving the abusive treatment of women. This gave rise to a second wave of indignation. Once under pressure, he soon ventured to acknowledge the fact of human rights violations at the “stations of consolation”. However, there was no question of any financial compensation for moral and physical damage. The authorities of China, Korea and other countries criticized the Japanese government. By the way, the United States, Canada and the European Parliament took their side. Thus a resolution appeared that called on Japan to take responsibility for all the terrible events of that time.

History One Korean named Pak Yong Sim became public: “In 14 for years, I was sold in an atelier in the Hupho district of the port city of Nampo (near the Korean Western Sea) and worked there as a cook, and by March 1938 was in Japan’s“ requisition of girls ... A Japanese private cop forcibly escorted me and an 22-year-old girl to Pyongyang. In Pyongyang station, I see, there were already 15 Korean women. First, in a closed wagon, and then by car they took us to the Chinese city of Nanjing. There were many Japanese barracks, and on Jinshui Street, a hiking brothel, located in a three-story house. Here began my shameful life of a sexual slave. Each room was in the size of 2 × 2,5 m, around the house - a barbed wire fence. ”

Park Yen Sim recalled that on the very first day she was brutally raped by more than ten men: “Japanese soldiers, all as one, rushed at me like evil beasts.” And the next - their number has grown to thirty.

Here is another excerpt: “If someone tried to resist, then immediately followed the punishment: they beat them with their feet, stabbed them with a knife. Or, if the "misdemeanor" was great - they cut off the head with a sword ... The marching brothel was a complete hell. Three years later, I was transported to Shanghai, and from there to Rusha near Rangoon in Burma. There, under the name "Wakaharu" I had to serve the Japanese infantry and tank crews. Two years later, again transported almost to the front line - on the border of Burma and China. Every day, under the crash of shells and bombs, I was forced to satisfy the sexual whim of dozens of Japanese martial artists. Almost all the women hijacked here in hiking brothels died from diseases, beatings and bombing. Then the barely surviving Korean women, along with the soldiers of the defeated Japanese army, were sent to a prison camp in Kunming of China. Later, I returned to my homeland, but the cripple - due to heart disease and nervous system disorder, I was delirious at night. Every time those terrible days come to mind, the whole body trembles with a burning hatred of the Japanese. I lived without knowing either family happiness or the joy of a mother in labor. Thinking about my ill-fated past, in my memory it revives many compatriots who, in a foreign land, were subjected to all kinds of tortures and became restless souls. Moreover, the Japanese government shamelessly arranges all sorts of intrigues, trying to hide its crimes in the shadow of history. I urge the conscience of the world to put pressure on the Japanese government to recognize the crimes of the past, take responsibility for them, and try to compensate for the suffering of innocent people. ”

The authors of the book “History of Korea” did not ignore the station of consolation: “In an effort to hide their crimes from the allies, the Japanese army in many cases destroyed during the retreats in 1943-45. their sexual slaves, which is one of the reasons for not many of them surviving - in 1990, there were about 200 former sexual slaves in South Korea and 218 - in North. ”

In total, between fifty and three hundred thousand women from China, Korea and Taiwan passed through the field brothels during their existence as a tool for consolation. Sometimes flash more impressive figures. But the position of the Japanese government still remains unchanged. The authorities of the Land of the Rising Sun are trying with all their might to disclaim responsibility for the war crimes of the past.

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  1. cedar
    cedar 15 February 2018 06: 04
    +11
    The Japanese are a lustful nation. Bound on their islands by a very limited territory and discipline stemming from this fact, in wartime in the occupied countries they gave full play to their animal instincts.
    1. Simargl
      Simargl 23 February 2018 07: 19
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      Quote: cedar
      The Japanese are a lustful nation.
      I think the features of the nation have nothing to do with it.
      It’s like people from radical Islamic regions (states) falling into “freedom”: they give way to their accumulated energy, or rather, unrealized desires.
      In Japan, the same thing - also a kind of cultural restrictions (for the lower classes).
  2. Serge72
    Serge72 15 February 2018 07: 11
    +27
    Read about this crime
    How many people have been mutilated - in every sense
  3. nivander
    nivander 15 February 2018 07: 22
    +25
    japas are terribly proud of their heroic dads and grandfathers. Over the past 5 years alone, they have released at least half a dozen quality and expensive WWII films where the samurai traditions of self-sacrifice and fidelity to the divine emperor are glorified. stinks immediately become like Ukrainians who were reminded of the Volyn massacre
    1. glum
      glum 15 February 2018 10: 54
      +5
      and Ukrainians, as you put it, it was necessary to remember, yes ??? where without them. Then let Muscovites Katyn remember.
      1. Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat 15 February 2018 11: 16
        +19
        Not ... Katyn is a "Polish chip". Kaklov has another “memory”: 1-how Peter I drowned Ukrainians in villages when he learned about Mazepa’s betrayal, 2- “famine” ..... wink
        1. Huumi
          Huumi 16 February 2018 16: 40
          +3
          In goldmore, my unknowing friend, all of Russia was merly and not only Ukraine is poor, but both in Novgorod and the Leningrad region were merry — don’t you have to do the victims of the Ukrainians, about Petrusha then? -No figs then for help Ukrainians came to us- beat with your foreheads, protect from zheks! -You swore to the crown? -Yes-changed? -All tale. And about Katyn ... And you sir read what they did with our prisoners of war in Poland in 20 years-they tortured them tens of times more than Russian -and how many Poles from the armed forces trained in Germany for sabotage and so on and so forth in the USSR-or do you think Stalin did not know that we have an extensive network of Poles, even protected by the Polish military, working in our territory? Something I don’t hear squeals about Russians that were conscious in Poland — Russians that were burned by the Finns during 2 trips to Karelia — you selectively love my old story ...
          1. yehat
            yehat 16 February 2018 17: 21
            0
            he knows everything, you read inattentively. and what you said, Ukrainians do not care.
            1. Huumi
              Huumi 16 February 2018 17: 50
              0
              But it excites me!
          2. Mih1974
            Mih1974 16 February 2018 18: 08
            +4
            I dare to correct or supplement you - from starvation during the same period when the "bloody ghoul Stalin Mori Ukraine" died in Poland and not Stalin at all, and in Germany, and here are miracles in the "blessed" USA. This is generally a very strange period in the history of all of Mankind.
  4. Olgovich
    Olgovich 15 February 2018 07: 32
    +11
    Animals!
    Amazingly, NONE of the Japanese soldiers feel guilty about it!

    In the USSR, the Nazis also organized brothels of local women, this is mentioned in the Acts of the investigation of the crimes of the Nazis.
    But it is only mentioned.
    There were neither investigations, nor punishments of the guilty, there are no studies on this subject to this day.
    But only rape was millions!. And neither, no admission of guilt or apology ..
    and the USSR actually forgave the new German "friends." ...
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    2. yehat
      yehat 16 February 2018 17: 19
      +1
      in France, the Germans acted more cunningly - manipulating the brand course made the German soldiers rich and they could pay generously for "services", they were considered enviable boyfriends.
      therefore, in France the violence was much less unlike the allied armies
      1. Mih1974
        Mih1974 16 February 2018 18: 09
        +4
        Or maybe the thing is different - in France being a whore is normal, but the USSR it was even worse than a crime negative
  5. vlad007
    vlad007 15 February 2018 08: 00
    +3
    Thanks for the interesting article.
  6. Korsar4
    Korsar4 15 February 2018 08: 06
    +7
    How Japanese were hated in all these countries.
    1. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat 15 February 2018 11: 12
      +13
      They are still hated there. Do you think something has changed in Japanese psychology during this time? They (the Japanese) still consider themselves to be a "chosen" nation, superior to the rest, and explain the defeat in World War II by the fact that the gods experience the Japanese nation in this way, strengthen its spirit and unity.
    2. Alex
      Alex 18 February 2018 14: 23
      +1
      Quote: Korsar4
      How Japanese were hated in all these countries.

      Along the way, there is something. It seems that they simply set themselves the goal of destroying people. By any means.
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  8. parusnik
    parusnik 15 February 2018 08: 28
    +9
    The authorities of the Land of the Rising Sun are doing their best to relieve themselves of responsibility for war crimes of past years.
    ... And the criminal never considers himself guilty .. he always has a victim in the guilty ...
  9. mac789
    mac789 15 February 2018 09: 43
    +5
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki are few to them.
  10. Curious
    Curious 15 February 2018 13: 28
    +6
    Articles on this topic cannot be written like that. An unprepared reader immediately develops the image of a beast - a samurai who rapes everything that moves. And the soldiers of the other armies, except for the Nazis, of course, gave the girls flowers and sent kisses.
    To begin with, the army is a lot of young and strong men who for many days and months had to be in a state of extreme stress in a purely male collective. Stress increases testosterone production, which helps to cope with fear and fatigue. And, if at the moment a person has fatigue and fear has not reached the limit, and there is an abundance of testosterone in the blood, he will want sex.
    This is the physiology of the human body of any nationality, race and religion. Therefore, in ancient Rome, brothels became an integral part of the functioning of the army. Those who wish can look through the biography of the Roman commander Scipio, who in one of the campaigns was forced to drive out two thousand prostitutes from the wagon train in order to “lighten” the army and give it maneuverability. That is, even in those distant times, military commanders understood that in order for the situation to get out of control, it was necessary to make sure that their subordinates could satisfy their natural needs. The methods, depending on eras and armies, naturally changed. But this question always existed and always remained behind the scenes, as it was one of the extremely unsightly sides of the war. And the same custom of giving cities to soldiers for plunder is also one of the methods to “let off steam” after a bloody assault. And this custom is by no means the lot of the Middle Ages. Take an interest in the biography of the great Russian poet Zhukovsky, and you will find out that his mother was taken “with a bayonet” by the soldiers of Major Moufel during the storming of Bender Turkish Salch.
    Unfortunately, war is not only the timpani of victories, but also dirt and shit, including moral. The issue under consideration is just one of the last. Therefore, if the author undertook it, then it is necessary either to finish to the end, or not to poke around in it.
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 15 February 2018 14: 06
      +18
      You can try to start with the fact that there were no brothels in the Soviet Army. It makes sense to recall that many other armies did without it. The women captured during the assaults were either victims who were scattered to pieces by scum, or slaves who were sold as liquid goods, or became the mothers of Russian poets, that is, the wives of some soldiers.
      Everything depended not on physiology, but on cultural traditions and features of a particular nation, state, society.
      So the one who sees the origins of filth in physiology, even dives into it. I advise him to also "let off steam" in the usual way, imagining how he, the great vein, was given the city for three days. Well, the rest will be the old fashioned way. Countries and peoples where it is honorable and habitual to be a murderer and a rapist will try to fulfill their potential as they used to. And their more decent neighbors will shoot them and destroy them for this. And in peacetime - to despise. Spitting on what kind of vile animals their physiological needs are.
      1. Curious
        Curious 15 February 2018 14: 13
        +4
        Very pathetic, very. But in essence, is there something?
        1. Mikhail3
          Mikhail3 15 February 2018 14: 30
          +13
          And what is the essence of the question in the essence of the answer? What is verbiage? You claim that "everyone does it." I deny this and declare that cattle behave like bestial people and people behave like human beings. That is, I agree with the author of the article. So understandable?
          1. Curious
            Curious 15 February 2018 15: 13
            +4
            In my comment there is no generalization of "everyone does it." In my comment it is written that the problem in question has been accompanying the warring armies since ancient Rome. And that at different times and among different peoples, moral brakes differed. But the problem existed in all armies. And if you think that there were all kinds of highly moral mass armies, free from such problems, then you are very mistaken. So, in essence, you didn’t say anything, you simply demonstrated the pathos of the couch moralist, no more. Do not bother with the answer, it is unlikely to be interesting.
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 15 February 2018 20: 47
              +1
              I recalled the "demobilization" trains in the USSR. Some of those who left the ranks of the Armed Forces did not reach the house.
            2. Moskovit
              Moskovit 16 February 2018 08: 51
              +5
              Not the angels served in the Soviet Army, and it went on a skating rink across Germany and many women suffered. But punishment was provided for this. And these were the punishments. And in the case of Japan, we see long-term targeted rape of hundreds of thousands of women put on state rails. A great way to solve a problem. You only in Korea and China do not tell about your point of view. Sofa moralists will inadvertently beat.
              1. Mih1974
                Mih1974 16 February 2018 18: 15
                +1
                Just in the USSR Army it was the punishment and suppression of this crime that sentenced and carried out execution sentences. Because a soldier who has fallen to insanity and violence is no longer a soldier but the last. From such then gangs of deserters were formed, etc.
                Therefore, the Japanese command itself also "fought with rape," because it destroys the army as a single controlled mechanism. And of course they didn’t give a damn about the “decrease in anti-Japanese sentiment,” exclusively “driving the wear and tear into the framework” of the supposedly law.
            3. Alex
              Alex 18 February 2018 14: 28
              +3
              Quote: Curious
              In my comment there is no generalization of "everyone does it."

              And how then to understand this passage:
              And the soldiers of the other armies, except for the Nazis, of course, gave the girls flowers and sent kisses.

              Of course, the word “everything” is absent in it, but the word “others” completely replaces it.
      2. parma
        parma 15 February 2018 14: 50
        +3
        Quote: Mikhail3
        You can try to start with the fact that there were no brothels in the Soviet Army. It makes sense to recall that many other armies did without it. The women captured during the assaults were either victims who were scattered to pieces by scum, or slaves who were sold as liquid goods, or became the mothers of Russian poets, that is, the wives of some soldiers.
        Everything depended not on physiology, but on cultural traditions and features of a particular nation, state, society.
        So the one who sees the origins of filth in physiology, even dives into it. I advise him to also "let off steam" in the usual way, imagining how he, the great vein, was given the city for three days. Well, the rest will be the old fashioned way. Countries and peoples where it is honorable and habitual to be a murderer and a rapist will try to fulfill their potential as they used to. And their more decent neighbors will shoot them and destroy them for this. And in peacetime - to despise. Spitting on what kind of vile animals their physiological needs are.

        I don’t know how it was in the Soviet army during the Second World War (veterans won’t dare to ask for language, but in the archives even if it was cleaned up), but for example, during the civil war there were brothels. Look at the data on rape and sexually transmitted diseases in the 20s in the USSR, the number of children born out of wedlock ... About the various decrees "on the nationalization of women", yes I know that the first decree was a fake of the white movement, but after all I learned about it in many in cities where the Bolsheviks had power, they actually began to create such decrees, in some places there were even acts of mass rape of girls and women from the "bourgeois" estates, as the Red Army men also raped girls in large groups and not by the day, guided by the fact that marriage is generally a relic of the past, and now we have everything in common .. Yes, in the 30s the picture changed, but in the first years of Soviet power it was "highly cultured" and generally just magical ... And you are here about high moral principles ... At war people are changing and not for the better ... Of course, now I do not blame anyone, but as practice shows, the winners (and even in the same WWII) quickly forget their atrocities (no, well, right, the main thing is that we defeated the enemy, with postostat, then we are good), but the actions of the enemy stick out ...
        PS: I’m not proposing to repent now (as many URA-patriots, precisely from Ts, will start yelling now), I just urge people to think more and learn, read, enlighten ...
        1. Usher
          Usher 15 February 2018 20: 33
          +7
          Are the thoughts of Solzhenitsin and his rotten flock prose? Where is the “scoop” of “GBNYA”, “GULAG”, etc. What are you shy about?
    2. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 15 February 2018 20: 39
      +1
      Which Scipio?
      1. Curious
        Curious 15 February 2018 23: 11
        +1
        Sorry, Publius Cornelius Scipio Emilian African.
    3. hohol95
      hohol95 15 February 2018 21: 42
      0
      Well, and on whom hangs "MILLION OF RAPPED GERMAN"? On the soldiers of the Red Army?
      Plus the Romanian, Hungarian, Austrian, Finnish, Polish, Poles with Lithuanians and Estonians. Oh, and even the BULGAROK with ITALIANS FORGOTTEN (there were our flyers at the base in BARI)!
      How many millions will there total?
    4. avva2012
      avva2012 16 February 2018 02: 38
      +5
      This is the physiology of the human body of any nationality, race and religion.
      I understood your idea, it is absolutely true on the one hand, but this side is not a problem, because it is very well treated if there is a desire. For example, Napoleon’s armies in Europe or Sovetskaya there, underwent therapy. The shooting before the formation. Testosterone levels immediately bounce back.
      1. Curious
        Curious 16 February 2018 08: 45
        0
        Fear of punishment may be a deterrent, but not a solution. In China, the death penalty is provided for nearly half a hundred crimes. And so, have you decided the question?
        1. yehat
          yehat 16 February 2018 18: 15
          +2
          did not solve, but significantly limited the size of the problem.
        2. avva2012
          avva2012 16 February 2018 18: 26
          +2
          Maybe I'm wrong, but for the army, executions, this is the solution to the problem. In civilian life, a ghoul is just a ghoul, and in the army, it's a ghoul with weapons.
      2. hohol95
        hohol95 16 February 2018 08: 56
        +1
        For example, the Napoleon's army in Europe or Soviet there, underwent therapy. The shooting before the formation. Testosterone levels immediately bounce back.

        1812 year. Myths and Reality | Westkі.info
        westki.info
        This article by the Belarusian author tells about the nobility of Napoleon's foragers and the barbarities of Russian soldiers and peasants during the war of 1812!
        An officer of the French army, (surgeon) François Mercier, recalled how the Cossacks treated prisoners: “There were about three thousand of us prisoners when we left Vilna; including there were up to 150 officers, with whom I had to go, striding in the back rows of our party. At least half of all these prisoners have not yet fully recovered from the exhausting fever, and before we have managed to walk another mile, many of our party began to fall from overwork and fatigue. But the Cossacks immediately jumped up to them and, showering with terrible abuse, forced them to rise to their feet again and continue on under the blows of a stick. ” [...].
        “The bodies of the dead and their clothes (Cossacks) were burned together, but at the same time it sometimes happened that people who had not yet given their last breath were thrown into the fire. Living for a moment from the incredible pain, these unfortunate, alive burned, ended their agony in incredible cries. When we first had to be present at such a spectacle, a cry of horror involuntarily burst from our breasts. But our convoy immediately made us set off on the road, urging us with heavy blows to those who were too animatedly showing their indignation with gestures. "

        And the main conclusion is
        And then, just as the war of 1812 could be “domestic” for Belarusians, if shortly before this, their ancient state (ON), which had existed for 550 years, was occupied and destroyed by Russia, and Napoleon revived it. What could be a common fatherland with the occupiers? Strange some kind of “logic” among “Belarusian historians”, or rather, its complete absence. In my opinion, these “historians” must first decide for themselves what is their homeland and fatherland for them. If they consider the USSR and Russia to be their “Motherland” and “Fatherland”, then their national consciousness hovers somewhere outside the borders of the Republic of Belarus, hovers around its neighbors. And this means that they do not consider Belarus either Fatherland or Motherland. It seems that the “Belarusian historians” are foreigners, not sons of the Belarusian people.
        1. Alex
          Alex 18 February 2018 14: 35
          +3
          Oh, you haven’t read Brigadier Gerard yet. There are generally Cossacks - a living fiend of hell, ghouls and sadists.
          Nothing is new under the moon; at all times, beaten bastards tried, if not to recoup for defeat, then at least to throw mud at the winners.
          1. hohol95
            hohol95 18 February 2018 18: 14
            +1
            In the article, excerpts from which I cited, the author grieved for the Grand Duchy of Lithuania! And blamed all over Russia! Neither Poles, nor Litvin-Belarusians, nor other residents of the ON! Only Russia! And naturally, he cites information about the robberies by the soldiers of the Russian army and recalling the French about the barbarism of peasants and Cossacks! Yes, and about the general desertion of soldiers recruited in the lands of the former ON! drinks
            On which he founded the main conclusion of the article - this war is in no way DOMESTIC for the residents of BELARUS! hi
            1. Alex
              Alex April 21 2018 18: 32
              +1
              Quote: hohol95
              On which he founded the main conclusion of the article - this war is in no way DOMESTIC for the residents of BELARUS!

              Do not generalize, please ...
              1. hohol95
                hohol95 April 27 2018 11: 51
                0
                I do not generalize! For the conclusion of this claim, forward the author of these lines
                Daslane Gienek, 16.11.12 - 1812. Myths and Reality | Westkі.info
                And then, just as the war of 1812 could be “domestic” for Belarusians, if shortly before this, their ancient state (ON), which had existed for 550 years, was occupied and destroyed by Russia, and Napoleon revived it. What could be a common fatherland with the occupiers? Strange some kind of “logic” among “Belarusian historians”, or rather, its complete absence. In my opinion, these “historians” must first decide for themselves what is their homeland and fatherland for them. If they consider the USSR and Russia to be their “Motherland” and “Fatherland”, then their national consciousness hovers somewhere outside the borders of the Republic of Belarus, hovers around its neighbors. And this means that they do not consider Belarus either Fatherland or Motherland. It seems that the “Belarusian historians” are foreigners, not sons of the Belarusian people.

                All this shows that today the Belarusian society is split. There are two parallel Belarus, which have a completely different story and ideals that speak different languages, have different symbols. Belarus alone has been counting its statehood since the time of the Principality of Polotsk, it has national landmarks and wants to return to the family of European peoples. Another Belarus has been counting its statehood since 1917, is in the fantasy world of Russian imperial myths (including the war of 1812), and dreams of becoming part of Russia as the West Russian province. Supporters of this “Belarus” cannot understand in any way that the Empire rested in Bose and there will not be and will not return to it. This train left with the platform in the early 90s of the twentieth century. Tricolor and sickle-hammer flags in Belarus lowered forever. However, this is a completely different story.
                1. Alex
                  Alex April 27 2018 21: 26
                  +1
                  You know, Alexey, I don't even want to comment on the nonsense you cited. However, if you personally agree with him and replicate these izmyshlizmy about ON and some special and independent history of Belarusians - a flag in your hands, train to meet. In Ukraine, they have already "resisted themselves". But at the same time, both in ON and in the RP were ...
                  1. hohol95
                    hohol95 April 28 2018 08: 42
                    0
                    This nonsense is being circulated among you - your compatriots. So give them a claim!
                    Slowly but surely, Belarus is being let down under the Ukrainian scenario ...
  11. Dashing
    Dashing 15 February 2018 14: 04
    +17
    I read an article with poorly concealed indignation. Japanese, damn what kind of nation. My father said that a Japanese is more dangerous than a German, he will smile in your face, and at the same time he will cut off his head. I would like to once again thank the soldiers and officers of our gallant Red Army Army, Comrade Stalin, Marshal Vasilevsky and their glorious comrades-in-arms, which were carefully given to the samurai in the head and in the ass! So that there are no more "stations of comfort" neither in our Far East, nor in China, nor in Korea.
    1. Igor V
      Igor V 15 February 2018 21: 26
      +2
      My grandfather had a curse word "Japanese" for the rest of his life. And this despite the fact that he came from Moscow to Germany, and then - to the Far East.
    2. Huumi
      Huumi 16 February 2018 16: 48
      +1
      I also read from a veteran that the Japanese as a soldier was even worse than the German - they fought like animals. And they had the most severe discipline.
  12. bubalik
    bubalik 15 February 2018 16: 56
    +3
    Monument to women for consolation in Korea


    In December 2011 of the year, a monument was opened in Seoul to women who passed through the “comfort stations”. It was installed opposite the Japanese Embassy, ​​which angered Japanese diplomats. In their opinion, its installation is a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
    1. bubalik
      bubalik 15 February 2018 17: 07
      +4
      In memory of the atrocities that occurred at the “stations of comfort” during World War II, Maphogu, one of the districts of Seoul, Korea built a house in Sharin in 1992. In December, 1995 was moved to its current location in Gyeonggi-do. The house is located on land occupying about 2175 square. m, which was donated by Ms. Choi Yoon Ha. The area of ​​three houses is about 600 sq.m., in the complex there are two houses for living and one building is used as a temple.

      In order to draw public attention to the issue of “women for comfort,” a historical museum was created at the Sharin House, which contains official documents, old photographs and testimonies of several surviving women. There are also paintings created as part of art therapy, which are practiced by women living in the house. The museum also has an exact copy of the “comfort station” where women lived. The museum publishes and distributes information booklets using documents, photographs and other data stored in the archive.

  13. Moskovit
    Moskovit 16 February 2018 08: 43
    0
    And give these people the Kuril Islands? From a dead donkey, ears are the maximum.
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 16 February 2018 18: 21
      +2
      I propose to "finally solve the Japanese question", the more these bastards with us only in a "truce". One hell we "choose the president of the Americans", genocide the Syrians, "stole" Crimea from the ancient Shemeri. What is already "this trouble - one answer."
  14. Horseman without a head
    Horseman without a head 16 February 2018 19: 52
    +15
    Japanese fascists
  15. Catfish
    Catfish 17 February 2018 02: 41
    +6
    You guys have dug here only one side of this wonderful nation of the Land of the Rising Sun. And these poetic creations with a fine nature have one beautiful custom, eating the fresh liver of a defeated enemy. Those. the enemy is still breathing, sweating, beeping, and the valiant samurai cuts a capacious liver and bites sake with it. I don’t remember what this custom is called, but during the last war it was still in use.
    Remember the Tokyo process? This is when it was such that ALL crews of two warships immediately and completely judge the tribunal? I mean the raid of the heavy cruisers Aoba and Tone. And what did the Japanese submariners do!
    People from torpedoed ships were driven through the ranks armed with swords and bayonets of the Japanese, and chopped pieces of meat were dumped overboard. Some of our allies managed to miraculously escape and survive the urgent sinking of the Japanese submarine, and they told the tribunal about Japanese customs in all its glory.
    And the brothels ... what can I say ... poor women.
    I am not bloodthirsty, but the Japanese fully deserve their Hiroshima.
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 18 February 2018 08: 59
      0
      And here one should not be surprised. The medieval state received modern weapons. Approximately like African tribes with Kalash. Yes, and in general, man is basically a beast.
  16. iouris
    iouris 18 February 2018 00: 53
    +1
    In fact, “comfort stations” are not brothels. This is not clear to representatives of Western civilization.
    Quote: Sea Cat
    I am not bloodthirsty, but the Japanese fully deserve their Hiroshima.

    In fact, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as dozens of other cities.
    1) Those Japanese who survived are not punished in any way. Even the emperor.
    2) The United States should be punished - it is the United States that unleashes wars in the Old World. Japan, Germany, Russia - only tools to achieve world domination.
  17. gsev
    gsev 18 February 2018 01: 09
    0
    Quote: Monster_Fat
    Not ... Katyn is a "Polish chip". Kaklov has another “memory”: 1-how Peter I drowned Ukrainians in villages when he learned about Mazepa’s betrayal, 2- “famine” ..... wink

    The population is the only objective indicator of the well-being of the people. From this point of view, the most favorable times for Ukrainians were the times of their entry into Russia. Tatars did not cut out the population, did not steal girls for sale in Europe. For example, when studying the architecture of the Renaissance, the need for premises for slave-maids from Russia and Poland, bought in Turkey, is taken into account. There is a point of view that the food blockade of Crimea was organized by the keepers of brothels in Turkey in order to worsen the welfare of the rural population of Nikolaev and Odessa regions. After all, the supply of food to the Crimea actually thwarted the pro-food embargo of Russia against Europe. The current government of Ukraine has reduced the number of Ukrainians more than Peter1, the Holodomor, the German occupation of Ukraine. In general, in the 20th century, the population of the USSR grew most rapidly during the NEP, when Stalin fought for power with Trotsky. An interesting fact is that at the beginning of the 20th century before the revolution, life expectancy in Ukraine and Moldova was about 2 times higher than in the Great Russian regions.
  18. shinobi
    shinobi 18 February 2018 08: 47
    +1
    To begin with, in the Japanese army of that period, the main ordinary and junior officers, former rank-and-file, were basically illiterate peasants with completely washed out consciousness. For such soldiers, not Japanese was not a man at all. At the official level. Hence the appeal is not like with cattle, they still cherish and take care of it, but as with the object. This attitude to the world around Japan remains to this day. In this regard, the yapps are very reminiscent of Jews or Arabs with their Islam. Gods created islands and its inhabitants, etc. . etc. Therefore, one should not expect repentance from Japan, moreover, if the war suddenly repeats now, one should not wait for humanism and observance of conventions.
  19. aries2200
    aries2200 2 August 2018 17: 15
    0
    It’s not bad to describe how the Japanese in Manchuria during the years of occupation ate the living and killed 1200 Manjurians !!!! and on the islands that occupied ... the cannibalistic terrible nation !!!!