Category: Prisoners of War

COLDITZ - THE COLDITZ STORY AND THE LATTER DAYS

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Patients returning from the hospitals were given their daily prophylactic dose of quinine. One Confederate who had managed to purchase his freedom from the prison reported that "murder was not only not scrupled at, but opportunities sought for its commission by the guards, who are known to have been offered by the officer of the day as much as $10 and $15 apiece for every prisoner they could shoot in the discharge of their duty." Worse still, Tojo's instructions led to a practice of refusing food to POWs who were too sick or injured to work.

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The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic

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The Russian boys here wear lambskin hats as part of their uniforms. In the latter part of the year, the food situation again became critical. Over the next five months, the USAAF firebombed a total of 67 Japanese cities, killing 393,000 civilians and destroying 65% of built up areas. [268] In May 1945, Australian troops landed in Borneo, over-running the oilfields there. More recently, Lawrence Wright, the author of the acclaimed history of Al Qaeda, The Looming Tower, told National Public Radio’s Terry Gross, “One of my FBI sources said that he had talked to an Egyptian intelligence officer who said that they used the dogs to rape the prisoners.

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The Meeting: An Auschwitz Survivor Confronts an SS Physician

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If you find a relative received the Distinguished Conduct Medal, you can learn more about the courageous deeds that earned it for them in our separate DCM collection. A defeated enemy nation is subject to pay tribute taxes to the conquering nation. 1 Kings 9:21; 2 Kings 18:14; 1 Chron. 18:21 6; 2 Chron. 8:8; 2 Chron. 27:5; 2 Chron. 36:3. Included are letters between Wool and his wife Sarah and correspondence with friends, relatives and associates.

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Seven Years Among Prisoners Of War

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With the nation currently facing two wars, one group worries about the effects the dwindling numbers may have on defense decisions. "It's not always that veterans care more about defense issues, but those politicians who have served in the military understand to a much greater degree what they are voting on," said Seth Lynn, executive director of Veterans Campaign, a group that trains veterans to run for public office. "Having members in Congress with military experience is crucial to effective civilian control of the military," Lynn added.

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Torture and Democracy

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The comfort houses were bombed and several of the girls were wounded and killed. Ishai Golan as Uri is equally a phenomenal actor. In the first case, Hitler recalled how a mysterious voice had told him to leave a crowded dugout during a minor barrage. Perry's saints; or, the fighting Parson's regiment in the War of the rebellion, by James M. She was nicknamed "Frau Doctor" and was very cruel to the children.� After capture she was tried by a Polish Special Criminal Court, and sentenced to death on the 6th of September 1945.

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A Code To Keep: The True Story of America's Longest-Held

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Note in the 1817 issue indicating publication was suspended for a time]) Microform (MC/FM,071,E12,84-25695) Microfilm has issues for 2 titles: War (New York, N. Civil War papers (9 items) of Sandie Pendleton, a member of Stonewall Jackson's staff. However, no official responsibility was ever assigned for the killings on Bangka Island. In one recorded conversation Nazi airmen are heard boasting about targetting women with prams Transcripts made from the astonishingly candid recordings sat gathering dust on the shelves of the National Archives in Kew, all but forgotten until they were picked up by historian Sönke Neitzel in 2001.

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Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels and Mercenaries

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Nitobe listed seven distinct virtues that defined the samurai warriors: traits including loyalty, benevolence, honor, courage, rectitude, right, reason, etc. Prisoners received 15 francs and were not recognised as veterans. Before entering the camp, the prisoners of war were required to bath. "Their clothes and shoes were thrown into College Creek, where, as long as 30 years after the end of the war, those sturdy leather boots were still to be exhumed from the mud of that stream."3 "The eight wooden barracks which had been erected on the campus, each meant to house 150 men, soon proved to be woefully inadequate."4 The land appears not to have been carefully chosen, rendering parts of it uninhabitable in bad weather.

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Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the

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But what of the high-ranking officers who oversaw, endorsed and most likely ordered the torture and rape of prisoners? The order specifically applies to members of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda. James Love Merritt, VMI Class of 1867, wounded at the Battle of New Market. The sentence of this court is that you suffer death by being hanged." The United States entered that war incrementally, in a series of steps between 1950 and 1965. If you know the location of a Great War POW camp which is not on our list please get in touch.

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Prisoners in the North: The Forgotten Deaths at Harperley

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In camps for officers, he shall be assisted by one or more advisers chosen by the officers; in mixed camps, his assistants shall be chosen from among the prisoners of war who are not officers and shall be elected by them. According to the military authorities, guards’ and employers’ treatment of prisoners working in agriculture was far too "lax." If one was disgraced on the battlefield, it not only stripped him of his honor, but it also disgraced his family.

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It Wisnae Me, Mister: Stories of Life as a Prisoner-of-war

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No prisoner of war shall be assigned to labour which would be looked upon as humiliating for a member of the Detaining Power's own forces. Antonio Montana was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943. Model Agreement Concerning Direct Repatriation and Accommodation in Neutral Countries of Wounded and Sick Prisoners of War. (See Article 110 .) The following shall be repatriated direct: All prisoners of war suffering from the following disabilities as the result of trauma: loss of a limb, paralysis, articular or other disabilities, when this disability is at least the loss of a hand or a foot, or the equivalent of the loss of a hand or a foot.

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