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Episode 186

Revisiting the Doolittle Raid with Michel Paradis, 75 years after V-J Day

57 minutes · July 27, 2020

Jimmy Doolittle’s daring 1942 raid on Tokyo has always been hailed for its flying heroics. But now, thanks to LAST MISSION TO TOKYO, by Michel Paradis, it’s also an epic legal saga that played in a Shanghai courtroom after the war. Some of Doolittle’s Raiders were taken prisoner and tortured, begetting the question: revenge or justice, what is the American way? Paradis, a leading international human rights lawyer, uncovered the trial transcript during his work on war crimes at the Defense Department. It led him on a journey of discovery of our inherent values at work half a world away.

Michel Paradis

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