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And somebody gives a damn! : a prison camp quan /

Statement of responsibility: assembled by the following P.O.W.s and cooked up by Paul Ashton
by Ashton, Paul, Captain.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Ashton Publications, [1990]Description: xxi, 418 p., [1] p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 29 x 23 cm.ISBN: 962716421 (hardbound).Subject(s): Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography | Soldiers -- United States -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Philippines -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 | Bataan and Corregidor (American accounts) | hell ships | medical and veterinary accounts | Philippine defense campaign | POW narratives (American)Language/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Subtitle on the title page reads: “A prison camp Quan assembled by the following P.O.W.s and cooked by Capt. Paul Ashton, M.C. with fond memories. To describe a war and its consequences, so that, the curiosity of those born since can know what it is like.” This book, unlike Dr. Ashton’s earlier Bataan Diary, tells the story of the defense of the Philippines and the prisoner of war experience through the writings of others – many not previously published. “Quan” is the American spelling of the Tagalog word “kwan” which came to mean prison stew containing anything and everything (kwan) under the sun. This compilation is more meaty, but quite mixed: there are long quotations from the memoir of Major Willard H. Waterous, Medical Corps; army nurses; a veterinarian; sailors and other veterans, written during or shortly after the war and difficult to find. Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose List(s) this item appears in: Drew's List of Items to Check Out
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Books, Monographs Books, Monographs Filipinas Heritage Library
Roderick Hall Coll.
RHC - Personal Narratives D 811 .A2 A523 1990 (Browse shelf) Available 14141


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