War Behind the Wire: Australian Prisoners of War

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The law of war is that part of international law which regulates the conduct of armed hostilities. Regardless of the motives, which drove the prisoners to escape, they attempted to do so from the very moment of their arrival in the United States. Secondly, since bushido emphasized obedience above all other aspects of conduct, while remaining contractual, obedience was only required as long as it served the motives of the individual, therein giving the individual the freedom of unrestricted action. "The atrocities of World War II were the result of behavior codes fostered by the military for their own ends, codes such as 'eight sides and corners of the World,' and 'the way of the emperor,' based upon the old code of the warriors (bushido)."

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The Flame Keepers: The True Story of an American Soldier's

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Just three days after Ukrainian soldier Oleksandr Lazarenko was taken prisoner in the war in Ukraine's east, a peace agreement was signed under which the sides agreed to an "all-for-all" prisoner exchange. Gavan Daws has calculated that "of all POWs who died in the Pacific War, one in three was killed on the water by friendly fire". [53] Daves states that 10,800 of the 50,000 POWs shipped by the Japanese were killed at sea [54] while Donald L.

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The Railway Man

Eric Lomax

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The CINCUSNAVEUR Staff Judge Advocate thus charged with that review – in full compliance and accord with standard Navy requirements and practice – turned immediately to his detailed examination and consideration of the record. The lot is museum quality framed, with the Dearborn document encapsulated (removable) sealed with inert gas, and the glass is UV resistant to protect the contents. He was imprisoned at Ogden Depot and is buried in the Italian POW section of the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery.

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Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps

Deborah Gesensway

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By October 31, 1950, the UN Command counted more than 175,000 Korean POWs—a combination of North Korean soldiers and South Korean civilians forced into service with the North Korean army. Reminder: Please remember that any Regular Member of the KWVA, as defined in Article 1, Membership, of our Bylaws, is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, including both Korean WAR Veterans and Korean DEFENSE Veterans. Allen & Co., [1815?]) New York State Library call number: SCO BD 1668 [photostat] New York State Library call number: SCO BD 1663 [photostat] Wasp Stinging Frolic, or Engagement Between the American Sloop of War Wasp, of 18 Guns, and the British Sloop of War Frolick of 20 Guns. (S.l.: Printed by Nathaniel Coverly, Jun., [1812?]) (2 copies) New York State Library call number: SCO BD 1672 [photostat] Andrews, Charles.

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One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells

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At the end of the war many men from the 2/10 found themselves in Japan. (Text on banner reads: ‘2/10 AUST. The following shall be repatriated direct: Incurably wounded and sick whose mental or physical fitness seems to have been gravely diminished. Casey -- To Fight For My Country, Sir!: Memoirs of a 19 year old B-17 Navigator Shot Down in Nazi Germany 2009 ISBN 9781448669875 The stories of several American fighter pilots, shot down over North Vietnam are the focus of American Film Foundation 's 1999 documentary Return with Honor, presented by Tom Hanks.

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The Night of the New Moon

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Most Civil War prison camps were poorly planned and some were situated in damp locations which made disease more likely. It was decided to hold a last meeting, for which summonses were sent out. Over 700 WACs received medals and citations at the end of the war. Instead, they boarded a sleek, comfortable passenger train. WO 361/2019 Prisoners of war, Far East: Allied POWs transferred to Taiwan, 16 August 1942 WO 361/2020 Prisoners of war, Far East: Allied POWs transferred to Korea, 16 August 1942.

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The Hike into the Sun

Bernard T. FitzPatrick

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Nearly all this mail is undated, but letters from other camps, received at the same time, were dated from September 1943 to March 1944. O’Brien said he and others stole a bit of flour from the kitchen to make hosts for holy communion. “It was rather difficult, but I worked it out where I used a steel bolt with a round flat head which I heated in the ranges under the pots along with a piece of sheet metal. The venue is Windsor Avenue, Elmira, behind the Water Board Pumping Station.

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the colditz story

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And when the sea bags were explored further, a volley ball and a basketball turned up. In March 1946, the Minister for Information and Immigration, Mr A. Badges of rank and nationality, decorations and articles having above all a personal or sentimental value may not be taken from prisoners of war. The spy is punishable with death whether or not he succeeds in obtaining information or in conveying it to the enemy. c. In Italy, as in France, in Russia, in Poland, it was the same, terrible corruption that allowed men who, before the war would never have kicked a dog or struck a child, to behave with the barbarity of Mongol hordes instead of the discipline of an army reared in a country which gave the world Schiller and Schubert, Goethe and Beethoven.

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I am Well, Who are You?: Writings of a Japanese Prisoner of

David Piper

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The POWs were required to work in and around the camp, earning eighty cents a day for their labor. He established a tile-laying business in Ogden which is still run by his sons. This delay slowed subsequent Soviet operations in the Baltic Sea region. [233] By late May 1944, the Soviets had liberated Crimea, largely expelled Axis forces from Ukraine, and made incursions into Romania, which were repulsed by the Axis troops. [234] The Allied offensives in Italy had succeeded and, at the expense of allowing several German divisions to retreat, on 4 June, Rome was captured. [235] The Allies had mixed success in mainland Asia.

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The Latter Days Of Colditz

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The train ride afforded another opportunity to escape, which many did per diary of 1st Lieutenant Alonzo Cooper, 12 New York Cavalry, Company F Technically, Major General Jones had no authority to order the transfer of the prisoners. Die, and leave no ignominious crime behind you." Some 1,700 of these prisoners were killed in the village of Brezice near the Croat-Slovenian border, while the remaining half was worked to death in Yugoslav zinc mines near the town of Bor, in Serbia. [12] In addition to the "ethnic cleansing" of Danube German civilians and soldiers, some 70,000 Germans who had served in regular Wehrmacht forces perished in Yugoslav captivity.

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