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Captivity, Flight, and Survival in World War II

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Twelve more years of inept leadership led to the 1964 military junta which overthrew the civilian half of government and took full power for the next eighteen years, until civil unrest in 1982 toppled the military regime and evoked democratic elections. Lieutenants (jg) Leona Jackson, Lorraine Christiansen, Virginia Fogerty and Doris Yetter, under the command of Chief Nurse Marion Olds. The Detaining Power shall hold an account for each prisoner of war, showing at least the following: The amounts due to the prisoner or received by him as advances of pay, as working pay or derived from any other source; the sums in the currency of the Detaining Power which were taken from him; the sums taken from him and converted at his request into the currency of the said Power.
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All Men Are Brethren: Prisoners of War in Scotland,

January 26, 2011 admin 0

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They shall, in particular, take account of the imperative necessities of security of the State wherein they carry out their duties. The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets. Most of the men have been in prison since the days when the nudity was less than total. Searle, Ronald, To the Kwai and Back: War Drawings 1939-1945, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986, ISBN: 0871130734. Unsurprisingly, his books have invited enormous controversy for presenting a sharp counterpoint to the war on terror’s narrative.
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Blanketmen: An Untold Story of the H-Block Hunger Strike

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This was sufficient to convince France's enemies, in particular Britain, that the French were actively undermining the prisoner regime. It was first and foremost responsible for feeding them; the distribution of food packages from the Red Cross, most of the time containing biscuits, was highly anticipated. They had to take care not to touch the frozen metal handle of the pump lest their hands stick to it.(34) One South African was fascinated to observe icicles hanging from the moustache of a German refugee.
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Night of the New Moon

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The foregoing Article 29, HR ( par. 75 ), and Article 24, HR ( par. 48 ), tacitly recognize the well-established right of belligerents to employ spies and other secret agents for obtaining information of the enemy. Really, we were better and more properly housed by our Prussian enemies! In principle, of course this is possible. From there they followed in the path of a group of soldiers until August 7th when there was a skirmish with the enemy and the party split up.
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Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels and Mercenaries

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In 1959, North Vietnam dramatically increased its military assistance to the Viet Cong, which then began attacking South Vietnamese military units. They were taught without benefit of books, audio-visual equipment or teaching certificates, but the instruction was effective. Women victims of the Holocaust including women in the Nazi concentration camps of World War II - from Anne Frank to many whose names are forgotten.
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Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War

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Any prohibition of correspondence ordered by Parties to the conflict either for military or political reasons, shall be only temporary and its duration shall be as short as possible. The Japanese permitted Americans to set up a rather elaborate administrative system, allowed a certain percentage of the personnel to be counted as overhead for administrative work, and load the American staff several typewriters to aid them in performing their administrative duties. Yet, across the street, the fences all point inward.
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COLDITZ

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He has been joined by 540 active members, which include other distinguished Medal of Honor recipients: Vice Admiral James B. Whilst in medieval wars ransoming was confined to the nobility, ordinary soldiers largely belonging to mercenary armies were now integrated into the ransoming system. 13 The role and the fate of prisoners in war in early modern Europe slowly changed. Had it not been for the testimony of the camp adjutant who witnessed their execution, their murder might have remained unknown, for most of the files of the executions at this camp were destroyed.
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Prisoner Doctor: An Account of the Experiences of a Royal

January 25, 2011 admin 0

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It is also available on the internet at http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-PI/. In this way, the war stories of ‘ordinary’ individual women can so easily be lost and it becomes possible to understand why so many of my interviewees perceived both myself and my research as a means of both documenting and publicising their experiences outside of Viet Nam. S. forces were POWs during the Korean War. On 1 November 1963, the generals seized power, and Diem and his unpopular brother Ngo Dinh Nhu were murdered.
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The Moon Seems Upside Down: Letters of love and war

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Section 5: disobeying orders, failing to rejoin His Majesty's Forces after being released from an enemy prisoner of war camp, and spreading rumours that might cause fear and alarm amongst the troops. S. 135, entered into force Oct. 21, 1950. Whitesides' Co. of York District served as prison guards for 80 Federal prisoners. S. military machine, repealing legal provisions that had prevented them from comprising more than 2 percent of the nation's troops.
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The Cabanatuan Prison Raid - The Philippines 1945

January 25, 2011 admin 0

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Between June 1941 and January 1942, the Nazis killed an estimated 2.8 million Soviet prisoners of war, whom they viewed as " subhuman ". [53] Germany did not apply the same standard of treatment to non-western prisoners, especially many Polish and Soviet POWs who suffered harsh conditions and died in large numbers while in captivity. The prison was overcrowded much of the time and sanitary facilities were inadequate. ADM 103/347 Register of French POWs, Portsmouth, 1805-1806.
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