War Trials and Future Peace

Archive Report

Trials of War Criminals After World War II

Five Years ago this October, President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin joined in noting the “ruthless cruelties” of the enemy, and declared: “Let those who have hitherto not imbrued their hands with innocent blood beware lest they join the ranks of the guilty, for most assuredly the three Allied powers will pursue them to the uttermost ends of the earth and will deliver them to their accusers in order that justice may be done.”1

Now, three years after the close of World War II, the last of the verdicts on major enemy war criminals are about to be handed down, The Tokyo judgment on former Premier Tojo and other major Japanese criminals is scheduled for announcement ...

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