By Brandon Palmer

Fighting for the Enemy explores the participation of Koreans within the eastern army and assisting industries earlier than and through international struggle II, first via voluntary enlistment and at last via conscription. opposite to renowned trust between Korean nationalists, this involvement used to be no longer fullyyt coerced. Brandon Palmer examines this ambiguous scenario within the context of Japan's long term colonial attempt to assimilate Koreans into jap sociopolitical existence and records the various methods Koreans-short of overtly resisting-avoided complete cooperation with eastern battle efforts.

Much media awareness has been given to Japan's exploitation of "comfort girls" in Korea and somewhere else in East Asia through the colonial interval, yet, earlier, there was no prolonged, target research of the exploitation of the hundreds of thousands of younger Korean males who served in Japan's army and auxiliary occupations.

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