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I solemnly swear : [manuscript] the story of a GI named Brown /

Statement of responsibility: by Robert Morris "Vanderbilt" Brown, with Donald Permenter
by Brown, Robert Morris; Permenter, Donald.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Salt Lake City, UT : Richard H. Goms Jr., [c2002]Description: 203 leaves : ill. ; + 1 compact disc (digital, 4 3/4 cm.); application/msword (.doc) 4.73 MB.Subject(s): Provoo, John David | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, JapaneseGeneral Note(s):
Manuscript (Loose-leaf with binder)Manuscript of 2002 Reprint A GI captured by the Japanese in the fall of Corregidor, he spent more than three years in Japanese Hellcamps after its collapse. He gives a searingly realistic account of his experiences. - Roderick HallLanguage/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Personal account of an American soldier who was captured on Corregidor. A medic, Brown recounts his experiences at the start of the war on the island fortress, his transfer to the Fort Frank (Carabao Island) hospital, and return to Corregidor. As a prisoner of war, he was forced to associate with David Provoo, an American soldier who sided with the Japanese and tormented the American prisoners of war, to the extent of killing one officer. Provoo was hated by the other prisoners of war, and Brown’s seeming closeness to the traitor led to his being suspected by the other Americans. To regain their trust, he claimed that he had Vanderbilt blood – a prominent elite American family – and was loyal to the American cause. He describes POW conditions in Bilibid, Davao, Cabanatuan, the hell ship Oryoku Maru, and liberation in Korea. Brown’s book was first published in 1957 by Vantage Press; the copy in the Hall collection is the 2002 reprint, with offensive language removed and photographs added. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose
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Manuscript (Loose-leaf with binder)

Manuscript of 2002 Reprint A GI captured by the Japanese in the fall of Corregidor, he spent more than three years in Japanese Hellcamps after its collapse. He gives a searingly realistic account of his experiences. - Roderick Hall

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