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Horyo: Memoirs of an American POW

ISBN: 9781557787811
Publisher: Paragon House
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
Number of pages: 400
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On April 9, 1942, defeated and hungry, thousands of American and Filipino captives gatheres together in large fields near Mariveles at the southern tip of the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines. Mass confusion reigned, and when darkness fell, it became impossible to recognize anyone. Friends were soon separated, in many cases never to see one another again.

This book tells of the author's experience as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II. Based on his own experience, the author states that "life in any prisoner of war camp is a shattering experience, but Japanese prison camps far exceeded others in cruelty, barbarism, and outright murder of Allied soldiers captured throughout the Far East." In the end the story serves as a reminder that the precepts of courage, devotion to duty, and sacrifice displayed by the men and women of Bataan, both Filipino and American, have not and will not become outmoded.

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