- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 8, 1997
Former prisoners talk about what life was like in WWII Japanese POW camps, where the chances for survival were far worse than in battle.
The battles against the Japanese were among the deadliest in military history. But Allied soldiers fighting against the Empire of Rising Sun had a 17.5% better chance of surviving than those held in Japanese POW camps!
MURDER UNDER THE SUN is a comprehensive look at some of the most shocking and disturbing stories from World War II--the Japanese war crimes. By the summer of 1942, the Japanese had captured over 320,000 prisoners. For the next three-and-a-half years, those who survived would live through unimaginable physical, mental and emotional torture.
Chilling interviews with former POWs, including Staff Sergeant Lester Tenney, author of My Hitch in Hell, reveal the cruelty and torture that defined life in the Japanese camps. Learn the truth behind some of the most famous stories of World War II, and see footage from the landmark trials where Japanese officers and leaders were sentenced for their actions.