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Surviving the sword : prisoners of the Japanese in the Far East, 1942-45 /

Statement of responsibility: Brian MacArthur
by MacArthur, Brian.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House, c2005Description: xxx, 462 p. : ill., 25 x 17 cm.ISBN: 1400064139 (hardbound).Subject(s): Prisoners of war -- East Asia | Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945 -- Atrocities | Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945 -- Conscript labor -- East Asia | Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- East Asia | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, JapaneseLanguage/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: The author, a British journalist, presents the horrors of Allied prisoners of war (British, Australian, American and Dutch) under the Japanese, focusing on those captured in the Singapore campaign and forced to work on the notorious Thai-Burma Railway. He does include some mention of the Bataan Death March (pp. 7-13) and hell ships from the Philippines (pp. 298-308, on the Oryoku Maru and subsequent ships). One is thus able to compare the experiences of prisoners in different areas in Southeast Asia, noting particularly similarities in treatment. Based on first-hand accounts, diaries and interviews. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose List(s) this item appears in: Afterwar: World War II Film Festival and Exhibit
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