Submitted by Admin on Sun, 2012-03-04 11:07
Yamashita is mentioned several times in Prisoner of the Turnip Heads, including:
- Pg. 92: "In March ((1942)) Oda decided that having no senior Japanese in Stanley camp was too risky and appointed the former Hong Kong Hotel barber, Yamashita, as camp commandant."
- Pg. 117: "I always had the impression he knew more than he was letting on. No doubt years of listening to gossip in his barber's shop which was full of service officers and passing on the tit-bits to the Japanese authorities had been the reason he secured the plum post of camp commandant. He was actively disliked by most of us, unlike Nagasawa, as he was moody, overfond of the bottle, and totally unpredictable."