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World War II #522691

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 27, 1982
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(Studio) Japanese writer said now revealing enormous atrocities committed by Japan in WWII.

(Tokyo, Japan) Book "The Devil's Gluttony" reported stating 3000 POWs, mostly Chinese, selected as human guinea pigs by Japan for germ warfare tests. Experiments described Site of experiments said in north China. Saichi Morimura named as author, assisted by John Powell. Americans said by Powell among those killed. Role of Japanese general noted. [POWELL - says information from studies is important, aside from grisly nature of experiments.] Survival of some Chinese and their possibly knowing of Americans involved mentioned.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Burrington, David;
Hart, John

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