Tomoyuki Yamashita - Wikipedia

Tomoyuki Yamashita - Wikipedia

Tomoyuki Yamashita (山下 奉文 Yamashita Tomoyuki?, November 8, 1885 – February 23, 1946) was an Imperial Japanese Army general during World War II. He was most famous for conquering the British colonies of Malaya and Singapore.

Tomoyuki Yamashita (山下 奉文 Yamashita Tomoyuki?, November 8, 1885 – February 23, 1946) was an Imperial Japanese Army general during World War II. He was most famous for conquering the British colonies of Malaya and Singapore.

Close-up of the photograph at left depicting General Tomoyuki Yamashita, Supreme Commander of Japanese Imperial Forces, Philippines, coming out of the mountains to surrender to the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division near Kiangan, Luzon, on 2 Sep. 1945.

Close-up of the photograph at left depicting General Tomoyuki Yamashita, Supreme Commander of Japanese Imperial Forces, Philippines, coming out of the mountains to surrender to the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division near Kiangan, Luzon, on 2 Sep. 1945.

General Tomoyuki Yamashita on the left and one of the recovered Golden Buddha on the right.

General Tomoyuki Yamashita on the left and one of the recovered Golden Buddha on the right.

General Tomoyuki Yamashita and an American Military officer. This photo was taken after WW2 where Yamashita was facing war-crime charges under the American Trial Court.

General Tomoyuki Yamashita and an American Military officer. This photo was taken after WW2 where Yamashita was facing war-crime charges under the American Trial Court.

John Dorle, Harry Clarke, Milton Sandberg, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Akira Muto during a break from court, Oct 1945; note the autographs by Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Muto  Source:	   	Family of Harry E. Clarke

[Photo] John Dorle, Harry Clarke, Milton Sandberg, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Akira Muto during a break from court, Oct 1945; note the autographs by Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Muto

John Dorle, Harry Clarke, Milton Sandberg, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Akira Muto during a break from court, Oct 1945; note the autographs by Yamashita, Hamamoto, and Muto Source: Family of Harry E. Clarke

Tomoyuki Yamashita (November 8, 1885 - February 23, 1946) - general of the Japanese army during World War II. September 2, 1945, he was taken prisoner by the Americans.    During the trial in Manila, the American military court sentenced Yamashita to death.  February 23, 1946 he was hanged.

Tomoyuki Yamashita (November 8, 1885 - February 23, 1946) - general of the Japanese army during World War II. September 2, 1945, he was taken prisoner by the Americans. During the trial in Manila, the American military court sentenced Yamashita to death. February 23, 1946 he was hanged.

Japanese imperial army general Tomoyuki Yamashita; hanged after the war for war crimes.

Japanese imperial army general Tomoyuki Yamashita; hanged after the war for war crimes.

General Tomoyuki Yamashita (second right) was tried in Manila between October 29 and December 7, 1945, by a U.S. military commission relating to the Manila Massacre and earlier occurrences in Singapore, and was sentenced to death. The case set a precedent regarding the responsibility of commanders for war crimes, and is known as the Yamashita Standard.

General Tomoyuki Yamashita (second right) was tried in Manila between October 29 and December 7, 1945, by a U.S. military commission relating to the Manila Massacre and earlier occurrences in Singapore, and was sentenced to death. The case set a precedent regarding the responsibility of commanders for war crimes, and is known as the Yamashita Standard.

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