(edited by Shooter338)
Thanks for the recommendations. There are a few edits I would like to suggest. Line 2, allied should be Allied. Line 3, It is writing like a thriller, will read smoother by changing this thought to: It is written like a thriller. Line 7, depth detial of, consider this, great depth detailing. The sentence can then start as: The narrative goes into great depth detailing the last days of the battle. Line 8, replace ensuring with ensuing. and finally wwII is usually typed WWII. Your writing will reflect a better you with these (or other) accurate edits. Let me apologize for sticking my nose in, but after twenty-six years of editing it comes naturally. I will delete this post if requested or if you make some changes.
It depends. Are you asking about looks before or after the battle?
Two fires of equal output, one inches away from your foot, the other several feet away from the same foot. You will respond to the closer fire since it affects you most directly. Now consider the same two fires a tall wall separating them, and you can only see one of the fires. Both fires exist and burn as much fuel, but which one will you notice?
Perhaps this a case of the old saying, "Out of sight, out of mind." How many reporters were covering the war in China? The reports that were submitted probably got less press from other powers, particularly western ones. After all, who cares about what is happening so far away when we've got issues right here in our own back yard.
One fictional book was written by a British survivor of the Japanese occupation of China. Empire of the Sun was a fictional novel, there's some real history in there as it was based on J. G. Ballard's own experience as he grew up in the Shanghai International Settlement during Japanese occupation.
The question provokes a plethora of thoughts about this situation.
There have to records of people escaping from captivity. There are reports that make their way into folk lure, but are the incidents true, based on truth, some truth, or out right lies. Finding credible reports and evidence is really a hit and miss activity. It may be too late to get very many first hand accounts, Does anyone have a source, a report, a record or something that can be shared here for the few of us that are looking?