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Long hard road : American POWs during World War II

Author: Thomas Saylor
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1941 and 1945 more than 110,000 American marines, soldiers, airmen, and sailors were taken prisoner by German, Italian, and Japanese forces. Most who fought overseas during World War II weren't prepared for capture, or for the life-altering experiences of incarceration, torture, and camaraderie bred of hardship that followed. Their harrowing story--often overlooked in Greatest Generation narratives--is told  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Biographies
Personal narratives
Electronic books
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Saylor
ISBN: 9780873515979 0873515978
OCLC Number: 136782231
Description: xvi, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Vignette: "It's never going to happen to me" --
Chapter 1: Captured! --
Chapter 2: Prison Camps --
Chapter 3: Guards and Escape --
Chapter 4: Relations Between Men --
Chapter 5: The "Other" --
Chapter 6: Forced Marches Across Germany --
Chapter 7: Hellships and Slave Labor --
Chapter 8: Liberation --
Chapter 9: Long Hard Road --
Reflections --
Prisoners of war interviewed for this book.
Responsibility: Thomas Saylor.
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Between 1941 and 1945 more than 110,000 American marines, soldiers, airmen, and sailors were taken prisoner by German, Italian, and Japanese forces. Most who fought overseas during World War II weren't prepared for capture, or for the life-altering experiences of incarceration, torture, and camaraderie bred of hardship that followed. Their harrowing story--often overlooked in Greatest Generation narratives--is told here by the POWs themselves.

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