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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daws, Gavan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.P16
LC item number
D38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Pays occidentaux
  • Prisonniers
  • Histoire
  • Guerres
  • Krijgsgevangenen
  • Geallieerden
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • Kriegsgefangener
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
  • Région du Pacifique
  • Japon
  • Japan
  • Pazifischer Raum
Label
Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the Pacific, Gavan Daws
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Sitting ducks -- 2. In the sack -- 3. Learning on the job -- 4. Working on the railroad -- 5. Hard time -- 6. Gyokusai and Chomansai -- 7. The last stretch -- 8. Over and out -- 9. Ever after
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9780688118129
Lccn
93049363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29598041
  • (OCoLC)ocm29598041
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Sitting ducks -- 2. In the sack -- 3. Learning on the job -- 4. Working on the railroad -- 5. Hard time -- 6. Gyokusai and Chomansai -- 7. The last stretch -- 8. Over and out -- 9. Ever after
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9780688118129
Lccn
93049363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29598041
  • (OCoLC)ocm29598041

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