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Atrocities Against Civilians in War
Eden Report on Atrocities at Hong Kong
Charges that atrocities had been committed by Axis forces came from all fronts during the month of March. Most sensational of the reports was made by Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in a speech to the House of Commons, March 10, in which he asserted that the British government had learned from eyewitnesses that Japanese forces in Hong Kong had bound 50 British officers and men and bayoneted them to death. In addition, he said the government had “confirmed ...