Jap Sentenced To Death

Melbourne Argus -6th December 1945


This article from the Melbourne Argus details the result of the investigation into the atrocity in which George Bretherton met his end. By coincidence, the prosecuting officer was a Captain Bretherton. It is worth noting that the man held responsible and subsequently executed was an NCO. His commanding officer was not on trial, despite clearly being made aware of what was intended, and according to the condemned man, had actually ordered the executions..

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