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Singapore Diary - The hidden journal of Captain R. M. Horner

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This is ironic, since unlike the South, Alton never experienced a food shortage. The defenders within Nanawa were well supplied and organized. To search by Last Name: EXAMPLE= Smith, John or Smith or Smit. The military managed to convince the millions of civilians drafted that surrender was not an option. Nonetheless, some POWs tried to escape. Escapees found it relatively easy to get out of the prison camps. World War 2 became the first US conflict to be documented visually through the use of film and photography on a large scale.
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Forgotten Heroes: Japan's Imprisonment of American Civilians

January 25, 2011 admin 0

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Upon the outbreak of hostilities, each Party to the conflict shall notify the adverse Party of the laws and regulations allowing or forbidding its own nationals to accept liberty on parole or promise. Women's bodies have become part of the terrain of conflict, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Aside from this unexpected and not altogether satisfactory addition to their clothing stores, the men at Bilibid continued to go around in their old patched and motley rags -- that is, those who had rags did so; for by this time even the rags were beginning to wear out.
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In Enemy Hands: A Prisoner in North Korea

January 25, 2011 admin 0

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Unit Diaries from the war are held in Wellington under Unit name. [WA 1-252] Each unit has its own series number. The treaty was ratified and proclaimed in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the United States, Article 6 of the Constitution provides: "This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United states shall be the supreme law of the land�" That treaty, like other laws, can be changed but it cannot be changed by the War Department�s regarding it as a "scrap of paper."
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Women Beyond the Wire: Story of Prisoners of the Japanese,

January 24, 2011 admin 0

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For many POWs these peregrinations would continue and only end with their liberation by the allied armies.(3) The experiences of most of the POWs during these marches were similar in many respects, and were shared by the South Africans who participated in them. When the Geneva Conventions were written, wars were typically state-on-state conflicts. POWs had to supplement their rations with what ever they could find, including scorpions, snakes, and rats.
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We Were Next to Nothing: An American POW's Account of

January 24, 2011 admin 0

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They shall be given certificates for any other monies standing to the credit of their accounts. The Doolittle B-25 pilots were not fighter pilots. Win or die was the creed of Chechens inspired by fanatical patriotism and their Islamic belief in jihad, or holy war, against the traditional enemy. King David the great grand father of the Arab Jews, Jordan and Palestine, not Ashkenazi Russian Jews, had the greatest kingdom that ever existed. Most of the Allied fatalities were more from neglect, denying the POWs food and medical care.
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The Flamboya Tree: Memories of a Family's War Time Courage

January 24, 2011 admin 0

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Vater served in the US Army Corps of Engineers, 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation), Company A, until the surrender of Corregidor. D.s and amputees, Purple Heart recipients and prisoners of war. Over time, people have been losing faith in the war and in its purpose. He ended up in Siberia, and after the war emigrated to the United States, where he taught economics at the University of Notre Dame. These men were the only ones among the prisoners who were allowed outside the camp boundaries during the first few months.
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A Great Escape: The Story of Edouard Izac's Escape from a

January 24, 2011 admin 0

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You'll even find hour-by-hour accounts of some of WWI's largest battles, from the soldiers' point-of-view. In such cases, the Power on which they depend is bound neither to require nor to accept from them any service incompatible with the parole or promise given. Offical statistics tend to combine POWs and missing in action. In Japan, the term "Japanese war crimes" generally only refers to cases tried by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, also known as the Tokyo Trials, following the end of the Pacific War.
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John Ransom's Andersonville Diary: Life Inside the Civil

January 24, 2011 admin 0

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If Prophet Muhammad Had His Way, There Would Be No Guantanamo Bay It is likely that we have already heard firsthand from our World War II veterans most of the stories from that dreadful war and that we may not hear many more new ones as these heroes are leaving us at an alarming rate of 800 to 1,000 each and every day. POW camps were subject to inspection by neutral powers. We acknowledge all minority women in uniform, both present in this audience and not present.
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Narrative of privations and sufferings of United States

January 24, 2011 admin 0

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Within 36 hours, the Americans take 15,000 prisoners and capture over 400 pieces of artillery as the Germans withdraw. Herring, America's Longest War, 1979; 3rd ed. 1996. Meanwhile, Soviet and Polish teams were permitted to excavate at Katyn and the other two sites, on a selective basis, where Polish prisoners had been executed. One of the helicopters was numbered 04 or D4, the other 08 or DB. According to Colonel Stuart Herrington, who took command in December 2003, it was “routine and acceptable to beat prisoners.” But “enhanced interrogation” did occur at Camp Bucca, where for example scorpions were placed on the nude bodies of Iraqi prisoners.
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Korea, 1950-53: Prisoners of War, the British Army

January 23, 2011 admin 0

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These actions marked the beginning of the War on Terror, and laid the groundwork for the problems experienced by the Obama administration almost ten years later.... [tags: Terrorism ] Germany: The Aftermath of World War II - Germany Post War World War II caused many problems for Germany. Ukraine now lists 112 names as soldiers held by the rebels, suggesting that thousands had been released prior to the Minsk agreement. Much hangs, then, on the arguments for Moral Distinction.
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