Horror In The East
Available on Prime Video, BBC Select
During the First World War, POWs in Japan were treated remarkably well. What happened in the intervening years that led the nation to commit such inhumane atrocities in World War II? This series probes the Japanese belief at the time of racial superiority and the mentality that drove Kamikaze fighters. Newly unearthed archive material reveals horrific stories involving cannibalism and crucifixion.