file: mishima


confessions of a mask

dark as hell

On February 29, 1936, still reluctant to use force against its own men, the Army attempted a campaign of psychological persuasion, urging the enlisted men under the rebel leadership to abandon their posts, and circulating copies of the Imperial command to prove that the coup did not have the Emperor’s support. The exhausted rebel officers did nothing to deter their men from leaving, and by noon the bulk had deserted their posts and had returned to barracks. By evening, the coup had collapsed. Two officers committed seppuku rather than surrender, but the remainder were arrested.


There are no comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: