一封1945年的美軍信件 揭開了日本台灣的真相

一封1945年9月26日的美軍信件
揭開了 日本台灣 的真相

( 翻譯 by Charlie F. Jones, June 2nd, 2014 )

親愛的家人:

我正使用著英文的Carbon type face大寫字體來打這封信;我知道這樣很難讀,但我只有幾分鐘時間趕快把它打出來後發出去。

在福爾摩沙島上的美國人依然只有16個人 ,很顯然的, 直到下個月中期當中國人進來時, 不會有任何其他盟軍部隊,...... 中國人的軍隊很有可能會變成入侵. 因為多年來混居生活在一起, 台灣人是非常忠誠於日本人的,。島上的人幾乎都日本化了,而且也有250,000 人的日本部隊依然駐紮在島上。如果你能看到日本台灣與中國生活水準的差異,我敢肯定,你寧願是一個日本人 。我不認為這個想法是不好的.

雖然我們實際上是被限制居住, 日本人還是對待我們非常好。我們生活在一個美麗的酒店, 有提供僕人和守衛我們的日本士兵; 雖然之前我們還是敵對的, 在這裡並沒有甚麼突發意外會發生。我們每個人都有一個很寬敞的大房間,裝飾非常精美,光線和通風也都很棒; 庭院裏有一個古樸典雅的日式花園,有一個橋樑和一條小溪,很漂亮。我想以日本食物來說, 這裡的飯菜好極了,但它不適合我。一天三次米飯,每一餐都有魚,像雜草一樣的蔬菜,和塗成像東昇旭日一樣顏色的蛋。他們有很多料理魚的方式; 他們從來沒有清一清就料理魚.,魚的眼睛瞪視著你,而且常常都是生的 。 天阿 。我敢打賭我已經瘦了十英磅(約三公斤)。

當有日本憲兵護衛著我們時, 我們可以出台北州看看。昨日我們被提供了一部漂亮的奧茲莫比爾汽車去外面走走。我們去了一家大百貨公司,也買了一些東西。這家百貨公司剛好沒有被轟炸到, 它的建築相當完整,而百貨公司裏的商品跟美國人本土的百貨公司差不多。我發現一位百貨公司的小姐帶著一些宣傳小冊子從走道上跑下來, 準備拿去燒毀. 讓她驚愕之下,我隨手拿了幾本來看看. 小冊子的品質都非常好; 有精美描繪的美國總統羅斯福, 美國戰爭部部長史汀生, 英國首相邱吉爾英國外交部長依登, 和所有同盟國的領導人. 有關羅斯福的冊子都是無價之寶, 我真希望上次選舉的時候我就有這些小冊子。

然後我們去一些賣絲綢的商店.,看了一些日本和服 。他們非常漂亮,但價格幾乎讓人望而卻步。 一件好的要價500 日幣, 約合125塊美金。反正這些和服也太難穿上; 有三個層次外加一個大蝴蝶結, 我想這要花約十五分鐘才能穿上。

後來我們去了一個日本餐廳,去吃一些炸雞胸排餐. 這大概是三周內我們所吃過最好吃的一餐.。突然之間我們發現, 我們被一堆指定給我們的日本人跟著. 這可能是因為我們是唯一的美國人, 想不讓人發現根本就不可能。

指定跟著我們的日本人都非常有禮貌, 一旦我們表示出一些不同的意見, 他們就90度鞠躬。但那些在街道上的人則是用眼神鄙視我們. 我不知道我是不是應該責怪他們,因為我們也轟炸過他們的城市。這是第一次在我的生命中,我不敢回答我是不是應該用一樣的眼神應對回去。

昨天晚上,我們去了日本劇院; 有跳舞,唱歌,和各種技藝表演等等。 一部分都很好,但因為我們的出席, 觀眾與演員都感到有點緊張,人們看上去將注意力集中在我們而不是在表演。平常的我不在乎得到所有的注意力,但現在這種情況讓人感到不安。

這封信不能在打下去了, 因為運輸是高度不可預測的,如果日本漁夫不趕快把這個交給在香港的美國人,你們可能永遠也不會收到。

摯愛, 傑克


2010090618411945年9月26日美國軍官從台灣台北寄出的家書--被出賣的臺灣(Formosa Betrayed)

信封  

此為幾封家書的其中一個   其他家書有提到會見19任總督安藤與台北市長   所以為1945年寫的

全文   將原汁原味打在本篇末端    從信內容可窺知終戰後中國人的行為與當時物價...

500日幣=125美金...70U

全文:

DEAR FAMILY ET AL;

             I'M USING CARBON FOR THIS LETTER; AN UNPARDONABLE SIN I KNOW, BUT I HAVE ONLY A FEW MINUTES IN WHICH TO GET IT OUT BY JUNK.

             STILL ONLY 16 OF US AMERICANS ON THE ISLAND OF FORMOSA NOW, AND APPARENTLY THERE WON'T BE ANY OTHER ALLIED TROOPS UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH WHEN CHINESE INVADE... AND IT MAY WELL BE AN INVASION; THE FORMOSANS ARE VERY LOYAL TO THE JAPANESE AS A RESULT OF MANY YEARS OF INBREEDING. I DON'T BELIEVE THE IDEA IS SUCH A BAD ONE; THE ISLAND IS ALMOST ENTIRELY JAPANESE, AND THEN THERE ARE 250,000 JAP TROOPS. IF YOU COULD SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN STANDARDS OF LIVING BETWEEN THE JAPS AND CHINESE-BOTH ON THEIR HOME GROUND, I'M SURE YOU'D RATHER BE A JAP.

              THE JAPS ARE STILL TREATING US LIKE KINGS, ALTHO' WE ARE INTERNED IN EVERY SENSE OF WORD. LIVING IN A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL WITH A MYRIAD OF SERVANTS AND JAP SOLDIERS TO GUARD US; BOTH OUR ACTIONS AND TO SEE THAT SOME DIE-HARD DOESN'T CAUSE A REGRETTABLE INCIDENT. WE EACH HAVE A BIG SPACIOUS ROOM, VERY WELL DECORATED AND LIGHT AND AIRY; THERE'S ONE OF THOSE QUAINT LITTLE JAPANESE GARDENS IN THE PATIO WITH BRIDGES AND A LITTLE STREAM- VERY PRETTY. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT AS FAR AS JAP FOOD GOES, I GUESS, BUT IT ISN'T FOR ME. RICE THREE TIMES A DAY, FISH ALL THE TIME, HORRIBLE LOOKING WEEDS, AND THE MOST GHASTLY RISING-SUN COLORED EGGS. THEY HAVE MANY QUAINT WAYS OF PREPARING FISH; THEY NEVER CLEAN IT, AND THE EYES STARE SOULFULLY AT YOU, AND THEN IT'S OFTEN RAW. UGH. I'LL BET I'VE LOST TEN POUNDS.

            WE CAN PROWL ABOUT TAIHOKU WHEN WE HAVE JAP M.P.S TO GUARD US. YESTERDAY A COUPLE OF US WENT OUT AND WERE FURNISHED A NICE BIG OLDSMOBILE IN WHICH TO TRAVEL. WE WENT TO A BIG DEPARTMENT STORE AND DID A LITTLE SHOPPING. IT WAS FAIRLY COMPLETE HAVING ESCAPED THE BOMBING, AND THE STOCK WAS MUCH AS ONE OF OUR STORES. I CAUGHT ON OF THE STORE GIRLS RUNNING DOWN THE AISLE WITH SOME PROPAGANDA BOOKLETS WHICH THEY WERE ABOUT TO BURN. GRABBED A FEW MUCH TO HER CONSTERNATION, AND THEY ARE VERY GOOD; EXCELLENT CARICATURES OF ROOSEVELT, STIMSON, CHURCHHILL, EDEN AND ALL OF THE ALLIED LEADERS.THE ONES OF ROOSEVELT WERE PRICELESS; I WISH I'D HAD THEM LAST ELECTION.

THEN WE WENT TO SOME SILK STORES AND LOOKED AT THE JAPANESE KIMONAS(KIMONOS). THEY ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE PRICE IS ALMOST PROHIBITIVE. 500 JAP YEN WHICH IS THE EQUIVALENT OF $125 FOR A GOOD ONE. THE THINGS ARE TOO COMPLICATED TO PUT ON ANYWAY; THERE ARE THREE LAYERS WITHA FANCY BAND AND A BIG BOW WHICH YAKES ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES TO PUT ON.(I IMAGINE)

THEN WE WENT TO A JAP RESTAURANT AND HAD FRIED CHIKEN BREAST WHICH WAS EXCELLENT AND THE FINEST MEAL IN WEEKS. WE WERE RATHER UNCOMFORTABLE AT THAT POINT FOR WE DISCOVERED THAT WE WERE BEING TRAILED BY OTHER JAPS THAN WERE ASSIGNED TO US. BEING THE ONLY AMERICANS CROWDS FOLLOW US EVERYWHERE AND IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO BE INCONSPICUOS.

          THE JAPS ASSIGNED TO US ARE VERY COURTEOUS AND BOW FROM THE WAISTE AT THE SLIGHTEST PROVOCATION. BUT THOSE IN THE STREETS GIVE US BLACK LOOKS, AND I DON'T KNOW THAT I BLAME THEM AFTER WHAT WE'VE DONE TO THEIR CITY. IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I'VE EVER BEEN AFRAID TO ANSWER A BLACK LOOK WITH ANOTHER.

          LAST NIGHT WE WENT TO THE JAP THEATER; DANCING, SINGING, VAUDEVILLE, ETC. PARTS OF IT WERE GOOD BUT THE AUDIENCE AND ACTORS WERE TENSE BECAUSE OF OUR PRESENCE, AND PEOPLE LOOKS MORE AT US THAN AT THE SHOW. ORDINARILY I'D EAT UP ALL THE ATTENTION, BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S MOST DISCONCERTING.

          GOTTA CUT THIS SHORT NOW, AS THE TRANSPORTATION( A JUNK TO THE COAST) IS HIGHLY UNPREDICTABLE, AND IF THE JAP FISHERMEN DON'T TURN THIS OVER TO THE AMERICANS IN HONG-KONG YOU'LL NEVER GET IT ANYWAY.

     MUCH LOVE, JACK

來源:http://blog.xuite.net/k0933475481/twblog/128478784

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