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American POWs in World War II : twelve personal accounts of captivity by Germany and Japan / Harry Spiller.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: D805.G3 S727 2009

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    "These 12 accounts describe hardship, brutality, frostbite, hunger, strenuous working conditions, and the release in the words of the soldiers, portraying the Bataan Death March, Wake Island, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, and the camps where they watched their comrades in arms suffer and perish. The book also features photographs, maps, camp lists, and POW regulations"--Provided by publisher.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Spiller, Harry, 1945-
    Published
    Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009
    Locale
    United States
    Germany
    Japan
    Contents
    Gunnery Sergeant Edward Sturgeon, captured while in defense of Wake Island
    Sergeant Alvel L. Stricklin, captured during the Battle of the Bulge
    Technical Sergeant Thomas Harold Boardman, captured during a bombing mission over Germany
    Private Benjamin Dunn, captured on Java Island during the Japanese invasion
    Sergeant William Robert Carr, captured after being shot down on a bombing mission over Germany
    Corporal Kenneth M. Smith, captured during the Battle of the Bulge
    Sergeant Charles Branum, captured during the fall of Bataan
    Technical Sergeant Gordon K. Butts, shot down over Mostar, Yugoslavia, during an air raid
    Staff Sergeant Edwin Douglass, Jr., captured in Nancy, France
    Corporal Ralph L. Lape, Sr., captured during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines
    Lieutenant Thomas J. Hart, captured during an offensive in Burma after being left for dead
    Staff Sergeant R. L. Hulsey
    Captured after being shot down over Solingen, Germany
    Appendix A : Japanese prisoner of war camps, 1941-1945
    Appendix B : approximate locations of prison camps
    Appendix C. German regulations concerning prisoners of war.
    Notes
    Includes index.
    Gunnery Sergeant Edward Sturgeon, captured while in defense of Wake Island -- Sergeant Alvel L. Stricklin, captured during the Battle of the Bulge -- Technical Sergeant Thomas Harold Boardman, captured during a bombing mission over Germany -- Private Benjamin Dunn, captured on Java Island during the Japanese invasion -- Sergeant William Robert Carr, captured after being shot down on a bombing mission over Germany -- Corporal Kenneth M. Smith, captured during the Battle of the Bulge -- Sergeant Charles Branum, captured during the fall of Bataan -- Technical Sergeant Gordon K. Butts, shot down over Mostar, Yugoslavia, during an air raid -- Staff Sergeant Edwin Douglass, Jr., captured in Nancy, France -- Corporal Ralph L. Lape, Sr., captured during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines -- Lieutenant Thomas J. Hart, captured during an offensive in Burma after being left for dead -- Staff Sergeant R. L. Hulsey -- Captured after being shot down over Solingen, Germany -- Appendix A : Japanese prisoner of war camps, 1941-1945 -- Appendix B : approximate locations of prison camps -- Appendix C. German regulations concerning prisoners of war.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780786442751
    0786442751 (softcover : alk. paper)
    Additional Form
    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    233 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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