The Resource Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the Pacific, Gavan Daws

Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the Pacific, Gavan Daws

Label
Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the Pacific
Title
Prisoners of the Japanese
Title remainder
POWs of World War II in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Gavan Daws
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the first disastrous months following Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Army took over 140,000 Allied prisoners. More than one in four of these POWs died at the hands of their captors. They were denied medical treatment. They were starved. When the International Red Cross sent food and medicine, the Japanese looted the shipments. They sacrificed prisoners in medical experiments. They watched them die by the tens of thousands from diseases of malnutrition like beriberi, pellagra, and scurvy, and from the epidemic diseases of the tropics: malaria, dysentery, tropical ulcers, and cholera. Those who survived were slated to be worked to death. If the war had lasted another twelve months, there would not have been a POW left alive. Prisoners of the Japanese raises disturbing questions as well about the value placed on the lives of Allied POWs by their own supreme command. Of all military prisoners who died in the Japanese zone of captivity, more than one in four were killed by "friendly fire" ordered by General Douglas MacArthur. It is impossible not to be seized by the horror of the POWs' ordeal. But while the inhuman cruelty of the Japanese prison camps is documented exhaustively - beyond the shadow of a doubt - the book, at its core, tells a heartening story of ordinary men, trapped in impossible circumstances, not only struggling to survive but stubbornly, triumphantly asserting their humanity
Title
Prisoners of the Japanese
Creator
Summary
Survivors of the notorious Bataan death march, members of slave labor teams, soldiers in Douglas MacArthur's army in the Philippines, and other prisoners of war tell the stories of their capture, stories often ignored in official accounts
Subject
Genre
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168631
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/7252/0922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.P16
LC item number
D38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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POWs of World War II in the Pacific
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POWs of World War II in the Pacific
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Gavan Daws
Label
Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the Pacific, Gavan Daws
Publication
Note
Map on lining paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-441) and index
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Contents
Sitting ducks -- In the sack -- Learning on the job -- Working on the railroad -- Hard time -- Gyokusai and Chomansai -- The last stretch -- Over and out -- Ever after
Control code
8237243
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
462 p.
Isbn
9780688118129
Lccn
  • 93049363
  • 93049363
Other physical details
ill.
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8237243
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01442341
  • (Sirsi) i9780688118129
  • u149185

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