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Death on the hellships : prisoners at sea in the Pacific War /

Statement of responsibility: Gregory F. Michno
by Michno, Gregory F.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, c2001Description: xiv, 366 p. : ill., 24 x 16 cm.ISBN: 1557504822 (hardbound).Subject(s): Prisoners of war -- Transportation -- Pacific Ocean | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | Japan -- Kaigun -- Prisons -- History -- 20th Century | Japanese atrocities | Japanese hell ships (POW ships) | POW experiencesLanguage/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: A comprehensive and definitive book on the ships (usually dirty and unkempt) used by the Japanese to transport white prisoners of war from conquered areas (including the Philippines) to Japan or other Japanese-controlled areas. Thousands of prisoners of war died on these journeys due to cruelty of the guards, or when sunk by allied submarines or aircraft. The ships were unmarked, thus making them indistinguishable from ships carrying war cargo. As a result, several were attacked, the pilots or commanders not knowing they carried prisoners of war. An appendix lists the hellship voyages and numbers of prisoners who died in them. Michno is a naval historian whose father served on a World War II submarine. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose
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D 805 .J3 M52 2001 (Browse shelf) Available 13689


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