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Unit 731: Nightmare in Manchuria DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: March 7, 1999

This is the shocking tale of crimes against humanity that went unpunished because of a secret agreement between the U.S. and Japan.



Japan's 1931 takeover of the Chinese province of Manchuria was the first step on what they hoped was the road to world domination. But to achieve that goal, the Imperial Government knew that they would have to build a huge arsenal of bio-chemical weapons.

In a top secret research facility called Unit 731, Japanese doctor Shiro Ishii and his staff conducted diabolical weapons research that claimed the lives of untold thousands--perhaps even hundreds of thousands--of Chinese civilians. Unlike his equals in the Nazi death camps, his deeds were not exposed and no one was ever punished for the atrocities committed at unit 731 and other similar camps, because the documents recording their grim findings were secretly sold to the United States in exchange for amnesty. UNIT 731: NIGHTMARE IN MANCHURIA details these crimes against humanity, revealing never-before-told tales and secret documents that condemn two governments for their complicity in keeping this story silent for so long.

One of the most shocking and troubling tales of WWII is finally told, and the repercussions may be felt for a long time.

Awards and Nominations:

  • 1998 - New York Festivals - Best Investigative Reporting - (Gold Medal)
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