A still from a video clip showing Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops in World War II
A rare 18-second film clip went on public display for the first time Wednesday showing Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops in World War II.
The footage, which shows a group of clearly distressed young women lined up against a wall, is valuable evidence against persistent denials from Tokyo.
Taken in 1944, the film shows seven women who had been taken prisoner in China's Yunnan Province near the border with Burma after U.S. and Chinese troops liberated the region from occupying Japanese forces. A Chinese officer is seen talking with one of the women, while the others avert their eyes in silence.