World War II (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History

G. Kurt Piehler

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The United States declared War because there were many different disputes among the two countries. The camp commander shall keep an up-to-date record of the labour detachments dependent on his camp, and shall communicate it to the delegates of the Protecting Power, of the International Committee of the Red Cross, or of other agencies giving relief to prisoners of war, who may visit the camp. However, Sauter emphasized that the program contained no falsehoods or distortions of the truth.

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Ghost Soldiers : The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's

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Truman that the Allies themselves: have done or are doing some of the very things we are prosecuting the Germans for. William Griffin of the 332nd Fighter Group crash-landed his plane in enemy territory after it was hit by enemy fire on Jan. 15, 1944. Letters allowed them not only to receive news from home but also to ask their families to send parcels and inform them of their receipt. Each camp had what was known as a Lagerführer who would normally be a fluent English speaking "white" German.

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Flying In, Walking Out: Memories of War and Escape 1939-1945

Edward Sniders

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He defeated Chinese Tang's army in 200, 000 soldier in one day. ADM 103/68 French POWs in Chatham 1806-1807. Only THIS way, the American people will become LIKE SHEEP LED TO SLAUGHTER...literally. nd like dumb sheep led to slaughter, civilians arrested under martial law are not even considered worth the cost of a bullet... Arriving at the tiny village of Andersonville, Winder found what he believed to be an ideal site. Thus, the memory of the prisoners was voluntarily buried, just as they themselves tried to forget in order to continue to live.

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The Health of Former Prisoners of War: Results from the

William Frank Page

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The most widespread atrocities occurred in the Imperial city of Hue. Headlines such as "Strzakowo--A Polish Katyn" and "Tuchola--A Death Camp" were typical but attracted little notice. Military Prison, Created in May 1864 as a transfer depot by enclosing a 30 acre site with existing barracks on the Chemung River near Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. and was known in the South as "Hell-mira." On this day in History, Himmler decides to begin medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners on Jul 07, 1942.

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Martial Justice: The Last Mass Execution in the United

Richard Whittingham

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With the exception of those engaged in the protection of their quarters against the aforesaid hazards, they may enter such shelters as soon as possible after the giving of the alarm. It reads as a chilling examination of how war changes man, in this case the deep metamorphosis it wreaked on 40 per cent of German men between the years of 1939 and 1945 - the nearly 20 million who donned a uniform for their Fuehrer. On two occasions elections to membership numbered no fewer than 30.

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Journey into Darkness: The Gripping Story of an American

Philip E. Smith

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The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication. A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over Nagasaki, the result of an atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. The letter x was used to break up sentences and the letter "c" replaced the letter "k." (One of the famous, yet inelegant, usages of the letter "c" for "k" was in the transmission "Joan Baez Succs," which POWs sent around the camp after the American anti-war activist's songs were played over the camp's public address system.) Here is the way the alphabet code was set up: The guards separated the four prisoners after one was caught passing a note, and thus inadvertently spread the code, as the separated men taught it to others.

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Oflag

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Anticipating control of South Vietnam through elections and preoccupied with internal problems, North Vietnam's charismatic leader, Ho Chi Minh, at first did little to exploit the vulnerabilities of the southern regime. November 8, 1918 - At Compiègne, France, six representatives of the German government, with Matthias Erzberger as spokesman, are brusquely presented with armistice terms by Marshal Ferdinand Foch.

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Last (The) Escape: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of

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That was camp 304.’ If the question had been simple logistics, as was later claimed, then the offer of outside assistance should have been readily accepted. The consent-based argument for Combatant Equality fails because of its empirical, not its normative premise. This report attempts to summarize the mass of information and material which has been collected by various government and private agencies regarding history of those Americans who were captured by the Japanese and imprisoned in the Philippine Islands for a period of nearly 3 years.

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Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World War:

Heather Jones

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Grizedale Hall was a stately home which at the time was expensive to run and prompted a certain Colonel Wedgewood to complain in a speech to the House of Commons that "...would it not be cheaper to hold them (German PoWs) at the Ritz Hotel in London?" Check out the book THE RIGHT TO FIGHT: African-American Marines in World War II by Bernard C. There were stories during the Cold War to the effect that 23,000 Americans who had been held in German POW camps were seized by the Soviets and never repatriated.

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Escape & Evasion: POW Breakouts in World War II (World of

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The last of four evacuations, planes touched down here at 11 P. John to his friends, describing his unit's movements, prisoners and casualties, his attitudes towards women, and the Battles of Cold Harbor and Drewry's Bluff, and taking prisoners in the vicinity of Bermuda Hundred, Va. Prisoners of war and the Protecting Powers shall be informed as soon as possible of the offences which are punishable by the death sentence under the laws of the Detaining Power.

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