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Casualties of History
Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War
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"Meticulously researched and thoughtfully conceived, Casualties of History is a premier work of disability history-one that deserves to be read by students and teachers alike." -- John M. Kinder * Disability Studies Quarterly * "In this pioneering book, Lee Pennington adds to the growing literature that places the history of the body squarely within the narrative of modern Japan and the history of the Asia-Pacific War. Casualties of History examines wounded servicemen, who, despite prominence as symbols of righteous sacrifice during World War II, became forgotten relics of a painful military debacle. Casualties of History is an innovative study that draws upon hitherto unexplored sources, including a variety of visual materials that are reproduced as colour plates in the mid-section of the book, and adds to a richer understanding of Japanese culture during the Asia-Pacific War." -- Alexander R. Bay * Medical History * "After Japan surrendered to the Allies in 1945, a segment of the population became effectively disenfranchised in the decades to come. 'In an era of memories and memoirs filled with the voices of failed kamikaze pilots, bereaved families, and atomic-bombing survivors, there was little room remaining for the tales of war-wounded, leftover servicemen,' writes Dr. Pennington, a U.S. Naval Academy professor. His book provides just that room." * GW Magazine * "Studies focused on wounded soldiers and physically disabled veterans of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) have been largely absent from both Japanese mainstream narratives and English scholarship. Pennington's work breaks through this silence." -- Aiko Otsuka * Pacific Affairs * "This book is rich in detail and sources, and places the wounded veteran in the greater context of Japanese culture and the militarization (and subsequent demilitarization) of Japanese society.... Pennington's work is a valuable addition to the expanding historiography on those survivors of war aptly described as the debris of battle." -- Steven Oreck * H-War * "This is a powerful analysis of an important but neglected subject. I enthusiasticly recommend it to my final-year undergraduate students studying Japan during the Asia-Pacific War and Allied occupation and commend its use of a wide range of Japanese sources, together with its skillful use of personal narratives to bring the subject alive." * Journal of Japanese Studies * "Clearly reveals how disabled veterans figured in the state's management of the lives of the people.... The book thus achieves its important and main goal of recovering more of the experiences of these individuals." * Japanese Studies * "Lee Pennington is most effective in blending analyses of government documents with accounts of boots-on-the-ground soldiers and veterans. His book is now the best investigation of Japanese wartime medicine, physical trauma, and social mobilization in support of rehabilitation. It deserves a place on the must-read list of every student of Japan in and after the Second World War." -- Aaron William Moore * Michigan War Studies Review * "Casualties of History is an innovative study that draws upon hitherto unexplored sources, including a variety of visual materials that are reproduced as color plates in the mid-section of the book, and adds to a richer understanding of Japanese culture during the Asia-Pacific War." -- Alexander R. Bay * Medical History *
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Lee K. Pennington is Associate Professor of History at the United States Naval Academy.
Introduction1. Fundamentals of Military Support in Prewar Japan2. Medical Treatment across the Sea3. Comprehensive Care behind the Guns4. Protecting Disabled Veterans during Wartime5. "White-Robed Heroes" in Wartime Mass Culture6. Occupational RehabilitationNotes Bibliography Index