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Captured : the forgotten men of Guam

Author: Roger Mansell; Linda Goetz Holmes
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prior to the outbreak of the Pacific War, Guam was a paradise for U.S. military and civilian employees stationed on the island. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, however, the Japanese invaded the tiny island, captured the Americans, and shipped them to Japan. Drawing on interviews with survivors, diaries, and archival records, the author documents the mostly unknown story of these American POWs. The men  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Mansell; Linda Goetz Holmes
ISBN: 9781612511146 1612511147 9781612511238 1612511236
OCLC Number: 785864452
Description: x, 255 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Last days of paradise: summer 1941 --
Japan attacks --
The Japanese invasion --
The Japanese occupy Guam --
Voyage into prison --
Those left behind: the Chamorros and military in hiding --
Zentsuji: the first months --
Civilians in Kobe --
Life in Zentsuji --
Labor at Zentsuji --
Transfer to Osaka --
The Doolittle Raid --
Hirohata #1: home for the eighty eightballs --
The first Christmas in Japan --
The men of Bataan and Corregidor arrive --
Hirohata #2: a new camp and POWs from the Philippines --
Tanagawa --
Chikko: the Osaka main camp --
Osaka-Umeda: wartime experiences --
Thirty-seven months in hell --
Rokuroshi --
Pathways to hell --
The end nears --
The end comes --
Operation Ramp: the return of allied military personnel --
Operation Magic Carpet: home again.
Other Titles: Forgotten men of Guam
Responsibility: Roger Mansell ; edited by Linda Goetz Holmes.
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Prior to the outbreak of the Pacific War, Guam was a paradise for U.S. military and civilian employees stationed on the island. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, however, the Japanese invaded the tiny island, captured the Americans, and shipped them to Japan. Drawing on interviews with survivors, diaries, and archival records, the author documents the mostly unknown story of these American POWs. The men endured horrific hardships, many of which are chronicled in this book for the first time. Also included are moving stories of their liberation, transportation home, and the aftermath of their ordeal.

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