SDHF Newsletter No.243 Gunkanjima (Battlehsip Insland) No.1
Gunkanjima (Battleship Island): A World Heritage Site Soiled by Korea
–Another distortion of history, akin to the “comfort women”
By Matsuki Kunitoshi
Series No.1: Introduction, Table of Contents
June 20, 2019
The film Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) was first shown in Korea in August 2017, a work of fiction created to bash Japan and nothing else. Within a couple of weeks, around 6 million Koreans saw the film. The film was advertised in the US, for a week, with the help of the New York City Times Square billboard.
In the beginning of the film, “mobilized workers” and “comfort women” brought over from the Korean Peninsula were packed into windowless freight trains by Japanese soldiers–from the start, the film depicts a Japanese-style “holocaust” against Koreans, akin to the real German Holocaust against the Jews. In fact, there was absolutely nothing that this piece of fiction claims that occurred in Japan at that time—none whatsoever.
Moving to the end of the film, Korean “mobilized workers” and “comfort women” take up arms and overcome Japanese soldiers. The Koreans then escape to freedom from Gunkanjima by boat. This is really laughable, as at the time there were only two police officers in one koban on the entire island—there were no Japanese military. Koreans lies need to be exposed for what they are and Koreans need to be chided for lying.
The current book critically analyzes the film in light of historical facts and exposes the lies and the anti-Japanese propaganda that is a theme in Korean state-sponsored museums and other facilities.
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact