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By: David Johnson

One October Day in Peking: The Japanese Surrender

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In WW2 the United States and its Allies supported China against Japan. Now, 76 years later, the United States and its Allies, including Japan, are supporting Taiwan against China’s threat to invade it. Could this be the spark that ignites WW3?

Following a long career in the public sector and higher education, David Johnson has had two books published on WWI. The first, The Man Who Didn’t Shoot Hitler, is a biography of Private Henry Tandey who was the most decorated private soldier to survive the war. He has been wrongly identified as the soldier who spared Hitler’s life in September 1918. The second book, Executed at Dawn: British Firing Squads on the Western Front 1914-18, discusses how the executions were organised, the abolition of the death penalty in the military and the Shot at Dawn Campaign. This book tells the story in more detail of the Shot at Dawn Campaign to obtain pardons for 306 soldiers who were executed and the establishment’s efforts to thwart it.


David lives in Warwickshire with his partner.

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