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Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific

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Gavan Daws combined ten years of documentary research and hundreds of interviews with surrviving POWs to write this explosive, first-and-only account of the experiences of the Allied POWs of World War II. The Japanese Army took over 140,000 Allied prisoners, and one in four died the hands of their captors. Here Daws reveals the survivors' haunting experiences, from the atrocities perpetrated during the Bataan Death March and the building of the Burma-Siam railroad to descriptions of disease, torture, and execution.

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From the atrocities of the Bataan death march to the hardships of the labor camps, this horrifying account of the treatment POWs endured at the hands of the Japanese during World War II explores the limits of the human spirit and the depths of inhumanity. 31 photos. 5 illustrations. Map. Notes.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-441) and index.

About the Author


For fifteen years, Daws headed historical research on the Pacific region at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. He also served as Pacific member to the UNESCO Commission on the Scientific and Cultural History of Humankind. The author of eight previous books, including the best-selling Shoal of Time, Daws has also won international awards for documentary films. He lives with his wife in Honolulu.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688143701
Subtitle:
POWs of World War II in the Pacific
Author:
Daws, Gavan
Author:
by Gavin Daws
Author:
Daws, Gavin
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
Prisoners and prisons, american
Subject:
Prisoners of war -- Pacific Area -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Prisoners of war - Pacific Area - History -
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Number:
1st Quill ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19960116
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.22x6.20x1.24 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the atrocities of the Bataan death march to the hardships of the labor camps, this horrifying account of the treatment POWs endured at the hands of the Japanese during World War II explores the limits of the human spirit and the depths of inhumanity. 31 photos. 5 illustrations. Map. Notes.
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