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The anguish of surrender : Japanese POW's of World War II

Author: Ulrich Straus
Publisher: Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, 2005, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk edView all editions and formats
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Beginning with an examination of Japan's pre-war ultranationalist climate and the harsh code that precluded the possibility of capture, the author investigates the circumstances of surrender and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Straus
ISBN: 0295985089 9780295985084
OCLC Number: 61288409
Notes: "An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Description: xx, 282 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Prisoner number one --
Japan's policy on prisoners of war --
Indoctrination into the Senjinkun --
Honorable death or shameful life --
America's secret weapons: the army and navy Japanese language schools --
The interrogations --
A few very special POWs --
Uprisings in the stockades --
Everyday life in the stockades --
Returning home alive --
Reflections on Japan's wartime no-surrender policy.
Responsibility: Ulrich Straus.

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This cogent and well-written study offers a thorough exploration of the many dilemmas facing Japanese POWs. * Choice * Straus's seminal contribution comprehensively explores the Japanese POW Read more...

 
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