Nah, Im not bitter, we won! I just dont want future generations to forget how despicable they were.
2600 Aussie POWs were force marched on what became known as the "Sandakan Death Marches", 6 survived the ordeal by escaping. Thats just ONE event.
The Japs used to feed the POWs, one half of one matchbox of cooked rice per day, thats right, an amount the size of your thumb, if anything at all. After they had starved blokes for years, men went from 12 stone to 4 stone, they would beat them to a pulp, just for the fun of it. Sir Edward Dunlop (Weary Dunlop), The finest Australian that ever lived, would stand infront of these poor souls and tell the japs to beat him instead.
"Christ of the Burma railway" our diggers called him. When he died, 250,000 people lined part of the route that his coffin, borne on a Gun Carriage travelled. I have never seen anything like it, nor had anyone else.http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-heroes/weary-dunlop.htm
The atrocities committed by the Japs MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.