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Chapter 27 - The Sword

Once the war ended, some Japanese guards tried to make ammends with ex-POW's by presenting them with their Samurai sword.

In some instances, Allied personnel would approach a sword-carrying Japanese officer and tell him that General McArthur had ordered all Samurai swords be turned over to the Allies. In return, Allied personnel would give the Japanese officer a receipt signed by "Captain Bullshit" or similar.

In other cases, Japanese officers were simply stripped of their sword by force.

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