Monday, March 18, 2013

Mar

18

1943

The Akikaze Atrocity

The Japanese destroyer Akikaze 'Autumn Wid' - nearly 60 civilians were killed on board on 18th March 1943.

Each internee passed beneath the forward bridge on the starboard side and came upon two waiting escorts. Here they were blindfolded with a white cloth and supported by each arm. By this time the interrogation of the second person was begun. Meanwhile, beneath the bridge of the quarter-deck on the starboard side, both wrists of the first person were firmly tied and he was again escorted to the execution platform.