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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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: A history both familiar and strange
  • From avatar of modernization to outlaw nation
  • Singapore: a world gone topsy turvy
  • The Philippines: commonwealth of hell
  • A war of words
  • Korea: life and death in a model camp
  • Captivity on the home front
  • Endings and beginnings
  • Undue process
  • Prisoners of history: renegotiating the Geneva Conventions in the wake of war
  • Conclusion: Never again, and again.