Re: Should gas have been used in the Pacific?
Let's not forget the atrocities committed building the Burma Railroad, the site of the infamous "Bridge Over the River Kwai." (Which was, by the way, NOT over the River Kwae, but over a different river.)
I just got finished reading "Ship of Ghosts" about the sailors of the USS Houston and the men of the Lost Battalion, a group of Texas National Guardsmen that were captured early in the war and worked on that railroad. Unlike the British rah-rah piece that "Bridge Over The River Kwai" ends up being, the reality of the Burma Railroad was one of torture, starvation, disease and brutality.