The Japanese famously resisted to the to the last man in many Pacific island battles during WW2. Did they do so against the Russians (in whole or in part) at Khalkhyn Gol? The actions of the Japanese at Khalkhyn Gol - in being taken as prisoners, in seeking a truce, and in withdrawing - seem at odds with the idea that Japanese soldiers and commanders die rather than endure the dishonor of failing the Emperor. Did any Japanese commanders in the Japanese 6th Army subsequently take their own lives as a result of their failure in this battle?
Great series. Great choice to start with Khalkhyn Gol in the first episode.