Prisoners of the empire : inside Japanese POW camps /
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Prisoners of the empire : inside Japanese POW camps /

"In just five months, from the airstrikes on Pearl Harbor to the fall of Corregidor, the Empire of Japan took prisoner more than 140,000 Allied servicemen and 130,000 civilians from a dozen different countries. In the ensuing chaos, all of them had to find a way to live -- or die -- in hundreds...

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Main Author: Kovner, Sarah (Sarah C.), 1973- (Author)
Corporate Author: JSTOR
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020.
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Access:Online version
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Summary:"In just five months, from the airstrikes on Pearl Harbor to the fall of Corregidor, the Empire of Japan took prisoner more than 140,000 Allied servicemen and 130,000 civilians from a dozen different countries. In the ensuing chaos, all of them had to find a way to live -- or die -- in hundreds of camps spread across thousands of miles, from Manchuria to Manila, from Singapore to Nagasaki. Forty percent of American servicemen did not survive, and more Australians died in captivity than were killed in combat. Based on archives and interviews in eight countries and five languages, Prisoners of the Empire shows not just how POWs survived, but why they had to endure such a terrible ordeal"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (328 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780674250215
0674250214
9780674737617
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.