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Tomoyuki Yamashita

Yamashita, Tomoyuki (1885–1946), Japanese army commander in World War II. His forces overran Malaya and captured Singapore (1942). He later commanded Japanese forces in the Philippines, surrendering in 1945. He was hanged by the Allies for the atrocities committed by his troops.

See also: World War II.

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