One hundred and thirty cartoons drawn by a teenage girl during 37 months in a Japanese prison camp, Manila, Philippines.Teedie Cowie Woodcock crowded her cheerful little pencil sketches of day-to-day prison life on scraps of cheap paper and assembled these pages into a small booklet as a present to her mother on Christmas Day, 1944. They were the only material gift she had to give.Unearthed after 55 years. Computer restored to remove mildew stains and crease marks.A fascinating view inside a civilian prison camp during WWII. A tribute to the courage and fortitude of these thousands of American civilians trapped half a world away from home.
Surviving the Rising Sun is the story of an American family in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation in World War II. The author was a teenage girl when she was interned in Santo Tomas Prison Camp for over three years, along with her parents, grandmother, and uncle. After Liberation, her grandmother was awarded the Medal of Freedom for her work in aiding the military prisoners in other camps in the Manila area. This book includes diary entries, letters, notes, newspaper articles and over one hundred pictures.
This comprehensive volume provides a wealth of information with annotated listings of more than 3,500 titles—a broad sampling of books on the war years 1939-1945. Includes both fiction and nonfiction works about all aspects of the war. Professional resources for educators aligned to the educational standards for social studies; technical references; periodicals and electronic resources; a directory of WWII museums, memorials, and other institutions; and topics for exploration complement this excellent library and classroom resource.
Set against the backdrop of the Los Banos prison raid--one of the most daringepisodes of World War II--"Broken Jewel" tells a powerful story of war, love, and survival .
Under Philippine laws, American Gladys Savary married a French husband, therefore her nationality was French during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. She managed to smuggle help to her American friends in their internment camps and witnessed the horrors of the prisoners of war.
The devastating defeat of American military forces in the Phillipines is chronicled in this fascinating, lively account of an often overlooked chapter in American history.
Bataan, the last bastion stemming the Japanese tidal wave across the Pacific, was about to fall. Only one unit, ROld Two Hon'erd," a small band of New Mexico National Guardsmen, remained intact. In her award-winning history, Dorothy Cave follows the members of this small unit who played a key role in this pivotal moment in history.
Within months of arriving in the exotic Philippines from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, to live with her missionary parents on the island of Panay, fourteen-year-old Louise finds herself a prisoner of war in an internment camp when the Japanese invade her new country in 1941.