Does anyone here have any insight on Taiwan’s role with the Japanese during WW2. None of my reference books say very much about Taiwan individually other than a few personal anecdotes or references to a Japanese airfields in Taiwan that were crucial to defeating the Chinese defending shanghai.
I used to have a memoir published in the 1950’s that mentions a POW camp with some Taiwanese guards who were very friendly towards allied POW’s. I had another similar book that mentions Japanese atrocities committed possibly by impressed Taiwanese military personnel.
it seems that Taiwan is often mentioned as an extension of Japan or an extension of China but rarely any references about Taiwan as an individual entity.
Did the Taiwanese welcome the Japanese or was there any resistance. Same the Chinese. Were they welcomed or was there any resistance .
and no I am not trying to get anyone to help me with a history paper. its just a little piece of history I neglected.