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The life and trial of Cho Un-kuk, Korean war criminal

Cribb, Robert


In 1946, a British military court in Singapore tried a Korean national named Cho Un-kuk for war crimes against Allied prisoners of war on the Thailand–Burma Railway during the Second World War. The evidence against Cho was scanty, but he had been part of a group of Korean guards notorious for brutality towards prisoners. In expedited proceedings relying heavily on affidavit material, Cho was found guilty and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. The trial revealed both Cho’s unexpected...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-05-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2018.1469421
Access Rights: Open Access


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