Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, July 8 (Reporter Guo Dan) Japan’s Kyodo News reported on the 7th that Japanese historical research scholar Matsuno Satoshi recently discovered a “combat detail report” on the use of poisonous gas bombs by the Japanese invaders in China.
Matsuno said that this is the first time that the Japanese Army’s gas-gas units have recorded information on the use of erosive gas and other relevant information documents. The file may have been saved by the individual to survive. Matsuno said that the actual situation of the war of aggression against China, "the only thing that has been clarified is the tip of the iceberg. It is necessary to clarify the facts and learn from them. The tragic history can no longer be repeated."
The "Battle Details" photo provided by Matsuno shows that in July 1939, the Japanese Army's poison gas force "The 5th Battalion of the Mortar" launched a total of 231 strong respiratory stimuli to the Chinese army during the war in the mountainous region of eastern Shanxi Province, China. "Red bomb" and 48 "yellow bullets" that can cause skin and mucous membranes to fester. The "Fighting Details" also commented that the first use of the "yellow bullet" "very good effect."
Japan《东京新闻》published a report on the 8th that the "old Japanese army" is strictly confidential, and the ammunition containing erosive gas is called "yellow bomb", and the "sneeze bomb" is called "red bullet". The ammunition of highly toxic hydrogen cyanide is called “tea bomb” and the tear gas bomb is called “green bullet”. At that time, Japan set up a gas production base in Hiroshima and Okuno Island. After the gas was transported to Fukuoka Prefecture, it was filled with artillery shells and transported to the Chinese battlefield.
Matsuno is a Japanese modern history research scholar. He received his Ph.D. from Meiji University in 2010 and has published several books and materials on Japanese military and chemical weapons. He will summarize the details and analysis of the "Fighting Details" of the discovery and publish it in the August issue of the Japanese Monthly Magazine《世界》.xx