Skip to comments.Diary shows Tojo resisted surrender till end
Posted on 08/12/2008 4:41:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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1. During his pre-execution captivity in Tokyo's Sugamo Prison, Tojo's US Navy dentist drilled into his patient's dentures, "Remember Pearl Harbor" in Morse Code. Tojo was hanged wearing these same dentures.
2. Tojo was a really great dad (just throwing that in there).
3. J Army pilots took off and engaged US aircraft in combat after hearing the Emperor's "let's surrender" broadcast.
4. There were several very desperate firefights (a couple on the very grounds of the Imperial Castle) to try and intercept the surrender recording (it was not live); militants were claiming that the Emperor had been kidnapped and was forced into the broadcast.