[Full Book] Behind The Fence

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Publisher: St. Catharines, Ont. : Vanwell Pub.
Author: Les Chater
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Life As A Pow by Les Chater, Behind The Fence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Behind The Fence books, "Les Chater was captured early in 1942, when the Japanese invaded Singapore and Java. His wife and small son escaped on an American troop ship and did not hear any news of Les for the next 18 months. He spent the rest of the war in POW camps in Semplak, Java and in Mitsushima and Kanose in Japan. His secret, daily record in four palm-sized booklets was an ongoing challenge, and a small defiance. Every death and its cause is noted in these diaries. Every meal, the activities in the camp, the personalities of guard and officials are described. The Japanese civilians, often little better off than the prisoners near the end, are portrayed as friendly, cheerful and respectful people. Although this meticulous detail had no purpose other than as a chronicle, the diaries became, after the was an accurate and useful account of the treatment of POWs. Chater also recorded names and vital information of his fellow POWs, reproduced here in lists of America, British, and Chinese prisoners held in the camps with him in Semplak, Java, and Mitsushima and Kanose Camps in Japan. These diaries were submitted as evidence in the Tokyo War Crimes Trials in 1947"--Page 4 of cover.


[Full Book] Life As A Pow

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Author: John F. Wukovits
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 112

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Life As A Pow

Life As A Pow by John F. Wukovits, Life As A Pow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Life As A Pow books, Describes what it was like to be an American prisoner of war held by the Germans or Japanese during World War II, discussing the physical conditions, emotional turmoil, and difficult transition to freedom after harsh imprisonment.


[Full Book] Georgia Pow Camps In World War Ii

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Author: Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker & Jason Wetzel
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 128

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Georgia Pow Camps In World War Ii

Life As A Pow by Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker & Jason Wetzel, Georgia Pow Camps In World War Ii Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Georgia Pow Camps In World War Ii books, During World War II, many Georgians witnessed the enemy in their backyards. More than twelve thousand German and Italian prisoners captured in far-off battlefields were sent to POW camps in Georgia. With large base camps located from Camp Wheeler in Macon and Camp Stewart in Savannah to smaller camps throughout the state, prisoner reeducation and work programs evoked different reactions to the enemy. There was even a POW work detail of forty German soldiers at Augusta National Golf Course, which was changed from a temporary cow pasture to the splendid golf course we know today. Join author and historian Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker and coauthor Jason Wetzel as they explore the daily lives of POWs in Georgia and the lasting impact they had on the Peach State.


[Full Book] Vietnam And Korea War Pows

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Author: Lynna Sonner
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Languages : en
Pages : 180

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Life As A Pow by Lynna Sonner, Vietnam And Korea War Pows Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vietnam And Korea War Pows books, Every war has victory and defeat. Some of the defeated survivors will be taken as the prisoner. Learn about their lives as prisoners. This book details the life of American POWs during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Conditions in the camps are explained along with how the POWs coped with those conditions. Maps are included and for some camps names of the men (and women) held there are listed. Detailed histories of each of the main camps from both wars are given. Almost half of the POWs died from cold and starvation the first winter in Korea. The dead were stripped of clothing so the living could stay warm. Men were so weak they died while digging in the frozen ground to bury their buddies. In Vietnam, the POWs endured extreme isolation. Some went years without seeing another American face to face. They have been tortured to the point death was near, then were revived to be tortured again. They had to compete with the rats for their food. Americans know nothing about our POWs in Korea. Some recognize the name of the Hanoi Hilton from Vietnam but know almost nothing about what happened to the men held there. This book will change that.


[Full Book] Billy

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Author: Lynette Ramsay Silver
Category : Prisoners of war
Languages : en
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Life As A Pow by Lynette Ramsay Silver, Billy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Billy books,


[Full Book] Life As A Pow

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Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Duncan John Pringle
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Languages : en
Pages : 104

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Life As A Pow by Duncan John Pringle, Life As A Pow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Life As A Pow books, As a young boy growing up in a small northern Ontario town, author Duncan Pringle often senses his father's unease and disquiet. Though Pringle knows intellectually that his father was a POW in German camps, he gives little thought to the suffering his father may have endured, or its possible effects on his family life. As a young adult, he's too busy career-building and raising his own family. Pringle's father rarely speaks of his experiences regarding the three years of his imprisonment, but when he does, he tells tales of POW veterans' antics immediately following the war, laughing until the tears flow. He never speaks of the shame and anguish he may have felt as an RCAF navigator, being shot down after only four missions. Now in his 60s, his father deceased, Pringle desires to have the conversation with his father he now wishes he'd had. Drawn from his father's letters home and other primary source materials, Life as a POW chronicles the years John Pringle spent as a prisoner of the Germans-and provides a redemptive, stirring look into the healing and forgiveness that can occur after the trauma of war.


[Full Book] Life Of American Pows

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Author: Myrle McCoid
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 180

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Life As A Pow by Myrle McCoid, Life Of American Pows Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Life Of American Pows books, Every war has victory and defeat. Some of the defeated survivors will be taken as the prisoner. Learn about their lives as prisoners. This book details the life of American POWs during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Conditions in the camps are explained along with how the POWs coped with those conditions. Maps are included and for some camps names of the men (and women) held there are listed. Detailed histories of each of the main camps from both wars are given. Almost half of the POWs died from cold and starvation the first winter in Korea. The dead were stripped of clothing so the living could stay warm. Men were so weak they died while digging in the frozen ground to bury their buddies. In Vietnam, the POWs endured extreme isolation. Some went years without seeing another American face to face. They have been tortured to the point death was near, then were revived to be tortured again. They had to compete with the rats for their food. Americans know nothing about our POWs in Korea. Some recognize the name of the Hanoi Hilton from Vietnam but know almost nothing about what happened to the men held there. This book will change that.


[Full Book] World War Ii Pow Camps Of Wyoming

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Author: Cheryl O’Brien
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 144

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Life As A Pow by Cheryl O’Brien, World War Ii Pow Camps Of Wyoming Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download World War Ii Pow Camps Of Wyoming books, Wyoming's nineteen prisoner of war camps held several thousand incarcerated Italian and German prisoners during World War II. Historical records, photographs and personal stories shared by camp residents reveal details about this little-known part of the state's history. Local agricultural and timber industries utilized POW labor, while positive relationships developed between the camp's civilian residents and prisoners. Author Cheryl O'Brien recounts the experiences of the prisoners and the intriguing story of how U.S. military personnel, prisoners and residents-in spite of their differences-collaborated to cope with the challenges of life in a POW camp.


[Full Book] Behind The Wire

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Author: Tom Guttridge
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Languages : en
Pages : 128

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Behind The Wire

Life As A Pow by Tom Guttridge, Behind The Wire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Behind The Wire books, A vivid and fascinating account of life in a German POW camp during the Second World War.


[Full Book] The Junak King

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Publisher: The History Press
Author: Sydney Litherland
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352

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The Junak King

Life As A Pow by Sydney Litherland, The Junak King Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Junak King books, Sydney Litherland, at the age of 20, was called up in February 1940. After having been evacuated from Greece, he was among the 30,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers taken prisoner by the Germans at the fall of Crete in June 1941. This book documents in fascinating and historically important detail their daily life as POWs in Germany and encapsulates the experiences of tens of thousands of ordinary POWs. The German airborne invasion of Crete and the surrender by the British is still the subject of controversy. Sydney gives here his own first-hand account of the event. This is not an account of heroic escapes and derring-do by dashing officers, but of the day-to-day endurance of the other ranks, mostly very young men, separated from their officers and expected to do hard manual labour in working camps. What is revealed is a different kind of courage: a quiet resilience and dogged determination not just to endure, but to triumph. Supporting each other, they never lose hope of eventual victory or let an opportunity slip to make life more difficult for their captors. This is an enthralling record of their triumphs and tragedies over four long years.


[Full Book] The Ways We Choose

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Publisher: Bookpartners
Author: Dave Carey
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 163

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Life As A Pow by Dave Carey, The Ways We Choose Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Ways We Choose books, Lessons from a survivor of the Hanoi Hilton.


[Full Book] Life On The Death Railway

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Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Author: Tony Pollard
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 160

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Life On The Death Railway

Life As A Pow by Tony Pollard, Life On The Death Railway Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Life On The Death Railway books, As a young man Stuart Young endured the horrors of the Japanese prisoner-of-war camps and survived. Later in life, in graphic detail, he recorded the experience the dreadful conditions, the brutal treatment, the sickness and starvation, the merciless routine of forced labour. Yet he also recorded the comradeship among the prisoners, their compassion and strength, and the pastimes and entertainments that helped them to come through an ordeal that is hard to imagine today. First he was held at the notorious Changi camp in Singapore Island, then in the camps in Thailand that accommodated POWs who were forced to work on the Death Railway. Perhaps the most revealing passages of his memoir recall the daily experience of captivity - the ceaseless battle to survive the backbreaking work, the cruelties of the guards and ever-present threat of disease. His account gives a harrowing insight into the daily reality of captivity and it shows why he was determined to document and make sense of what he and his fellow prisoners suffered.


[Full Book] American Pows In Korea

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Publisher: McFarland
Author: Harry Spiller
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 179

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Life As A Pow by Harry Spiller, American Pows In Korea Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Pows In Korea books, Over 7,000 Americans were captured during the three years of the Korean War. They wound up in 20 camps throughout North Korea with nearly 40 percent of them dying there. Some were murdered or starved, others died from poor medical treatment or from the severe cold. Despite brutal conditions, most of the POWs survived the isolation, cold, hunger and disease. Here are 16 personal accounts of men who fought the North Koreans and the Chinese and then faced life as a POW. They talk about the psychological effects, the living conditions, the medical situation, the day to day details, and liberation. These compelling stories paint a full picture of life as a prisoner of war in Korea.


[Full Book] The Longest Rescue

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Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Author: Glenn Robins
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 296

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Life As A Pow by Glenn Robins, The Longest Rescue Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Longest Rescue books, On 20 September 1965 Airman First Class Bill Robinson, a helicopter mechanic, was shot down in North Vietnam. He spent more than seven years in multiple North Vietnamese prison camps. For his actions in Vietnam Robinson received the Air Cross, one of only twenty-three enlisted men ever to earn that honour, and no enlisted man in American military history has been held longer as a prisoner of war. The book presents a detailed account of Robinson's early years and devotes substantial coverage to his postrelease life.


[Full Book] Life As A Pow

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Author: Diane Saenger
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 96

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Life As A Pow

Life As A Pow by Diane Saenger, Life As A Pow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Life As A Pow books, Provides information about the progression of the Vietnam War and the lives of American soldiers detained as prisoners of war in Vietnam.


[Full Book] The Enemy Among Us

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Publisher: Missouri History Museum
Author: David Fiedler
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 466

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Life As A Pow by David Fiedler, The Enemy Among Us Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Enemy Among Us books, "Life as a POW in the thirty camps scattered across Missouri was a surprisingly pleasant experience. The men ate well and were quartered under the same conditions as the Americans assigned to guard them, and the prisoners often enjoyed a great deal of freedom. The internees worked on local farms, often "guarded" only by a bored GI snoozing under a shade tree. They organized camp theater troupes, sports leagues, and orchestras, and some prisoners studied at the camp library for classes at the POW "university.""