All This Hell: U. S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese

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The war veteran, who loathed manipulating Western politicians even as he defended tactics of collective punishment, continued his account: Afghan prisoners were tied face down on small chairs, Jack said. Although he was happy to be 'home', he despaired of the civilians for their defeatist attitudes. A few tired photos show a more barren, sunburnt, windblown frost touched site that hemmed in people behind Canadian barbed wire. 'The location is breathtaking in its beauty and grandeur' - the old monotone, narrated, Technicolor travelogue from Moveitone films would have stated, and it would have been right.

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Survivor of the Long March: Five Years as a PoW 1940-1945

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Housby, 23, IL NG, hit by IED near truck convoy, Feb. 9, 2005. As they fled through eastern Germany, all but three (Norwegians Per Bergsland and Jens Müller, and Dutchman Bram van der Stok) of the escapees were recaptured. Neither side deliberately set out to maltreat prisoners. Mariano Villarin: We Remember Bataan and Corregidor (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press Inc. 1990): 100 [42]. In 1944 the American troops moved out of the camp and in December 1944 the Rowville hostel was established with one hundred Italian prisoners of war, one officer and seven other ranks.

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The Latter Days at Colditz

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Though the Army soldiers numbered some 650 strong with two Gatling guns and a 10-pounder Parrott rifle, the Indians were able to hold them off long enough for the Indian families to safely escape up Tule Canyon and vanish across the Staked Plains. With medical supplies scarce, prisoners were dying of diseases like malaria, dysentery and tuberculosis. During World War II in the Pacific, small contingents of Japanese soldiers were able to drain the manpower resources of the Allies because the Japanese were willing to fight to the last man.

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THE RAILWAY MAN

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As a result, less than one percent of all Americans wounded who survived the first 24 hours died. [VHPA 1993] The helicopter provided unprecedented mobility. The mistreatment at Abu Ghraib may have done little to further American intelligence, however. Obviously those rounded up and killed didn�t think it could happen to them either. YMCA programs in military communities complement the programs offered on installations.

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Captive Memories: Far East Prisoners of War

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Adjoining Gratiot Street Prison to the north was the Christian Brother Academy. Grossman, D., 1995, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, London: Back Bay Books. On 22 June 1941, Germany, supported by Italy and Romania, invaded the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa, with Germany accusing the Soviets of plotting against them. The presence of a hostile army proclaims its Martial Law. George Marshall's assistant chief of staff for intelligence, who deep-sixed it.

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Hour of Redemption: The Heroic WWII Saga of America's Most

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Perhaps the main reason we didn't like them was because they now had access to our female friends, sisters, cousins, even, in some cases, our mothers. ��� The girls who became their girl friends were also looked down upon by us boys. It was an extraordinary moment in history but I wish that more [prisoners] were still alive," Thompson said. Account shall always be taken of the climatic conditions to which the prisoners of war are accustomed and the conditions of transfer shall in no case be prejudicial to their health.

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No Picnic on Mount Kenya

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Western correspondents, including James Creelman and Thomas Villiers, who were refused access to the front lines originally, and who had relied on the Japanese for information pertaining to the treatment of Chinese POWs, gained access to them in 1895. The excavation was done largely by hand, by Allied prisoners of war in mid-1943. So what kinds of stress are our military personnel and their families dealing with at the end of a tour of duty?

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We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses

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In 1878, he issued the directive an "Admonition to Soldiers and Sailors," which emphasized the same Confucian traits that the Hagakure did: bravery, loyalty, and obedience. The death rate began to rise rapidly. (The average number of men buried each day varied from one to four.) When the American invasion forces arrived on 4 February 1945 the prisoners of war had reached such a point of starvation that none of them could have survived much longer.

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Sandakan : A Conspiracy of Silence

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Every Country in the world is a Corporation. In terms of Admiralty Law, ships have to be at sea, thus a Country is not only a Corporation but an imaginary Sea, upon where the all capital letter names float on. The identity card may, furthermore, bear the signature or the fingerprints, or both, of the owner, and may bear, as well, any other information the Party to the conflict may wish to add concerning persons belonging to its armed forces.

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Escape: True Accounts of POW Escapes

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The letter details the plans for the movement of the prisoners and their eventual exchange. There can be no excuse for the horrible excesses committed by Soviet troops in Germany, but the Wehrmacht‘s treatment of Russian prisoners might serve as one possible explanation for their behavior. In faith whereof the Plenipotentiaries have appended their signatures to the present Convention. During 1863, the number of prisoners housed at Camp Chase at one time was more than eight thousand men.

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