Letters from Yokohama : Major John Dickey and the prosecution of Japanese Class 'B' and 'C' war crimes

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dc.contributor.advisor Freeman, Kirrily
dc.coverage.spatial Japan ; Nova Scotia
dc.creator Sweeney, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:58Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.other KZ1182.3 S94 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22378
dc.description 186 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 179-186).
dc.description.abstract John Horace Dickey was a fourth generation Haligonian lawyer who, after serving on the domestic front with the Canadian Army travelled to Japan as a part of the Canadian War Crimes Liaison Detachment - Far East. Dickey was involved in the prosecution of Japanese Class 'B' and 'C' war crimes committed against Canadian soldiers that were captured after the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941. Class 'B' and 'C' or 'minor' war crimes consist of traditional or conventional war crimes, "violations of the laws and customs of war," and crimes against humanity, "murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts." These trials are important as they have been largely overlooked in favour of the Class 'A' trials, crimes against peace, at Nuremberg and Tokyo, and also allow for an investigation of the experiences of individual soldiers involved in both sides of the conflict. This study will broaden English language war crimes trials scholarship, and also make an addition to a growing body of historiography investigating Canadian involvement in war crimes trials. While the political impetus for Canadian involvement has already been well developed, analysing the experiences of individual prosecutors from a social history perspective allows for a better understanding of how the sentences and judgments were reached, and the context that the trials themselves were undertaken.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc KZ1182.3
dc.subject.lcsh Dickey, John Horace, 1917-
dc.subject.lcsh Yokohama Trials, Yokohama, Japan, 1945-1949
dc.subject.lcsh War crime trials -- Japan
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners of war -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners of war -- Japan
dc.title Letters from Yokohama : Major John Dickey and the prosecution of Japanese Class 'B' and 'C' war crimes
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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