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Japanese Message - Intercepted and Decoded

Japanese Message - Intercepted and Decoded American History World War II History

This image depicts the first page of an intercepted message which became known as the "Kill All" policy. 

The communication permitted Japanese commanders of prisoner-of-war camps to execute prisoners, at their discretion, without first obtaining permission from military headquarters.

The directive caused a great deal of concern among Allied forces when it was decoded and circulated.  It was later admitted into evidence during the Tokyo War Crimes Trial.


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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

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