The Battle Behind the Wire

Author: Cheryl Benard
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833051946
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This report finds parallels in U.S. prisoner and detainee operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. It recommends that detailed doctrine should be in place prior to detention and that detainees should be interviewed when first detained.

Prisoner Of War

Author: Charles Rollings
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446490963
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'For you, the war is over.' These famous words marked the end of the Second World War for nearly half a million allied servicemen, and the beginning of a very different battle in captivity. Waged against boredom, brutality, disease, hunger and despair, it was a battle for survival, fought without the aid of weapons against fully armed enemy captors. Based on interviews and correspondence with ex-POWs and their relatives over the last 30 years, Prisoner of War is a major survey of allied POWs from all walks of life. Extraordinary stories of extremes: courage, hope and desperation are revealed in the words of those that were there. Arranged chronologically, the book follows those involved from capture, through interrogation, imprisonment, escape, to final liberation and homecoming. POWs and, in particular, those who broke free, have become a post-war cultural icon; a symbol of the will to survive against the odds. Rich with incident and emotion, Prisoner of War is a compelling look at the lives of extraordinary individuals trapped behind the wire.

The War Behind the Wire

Author: Patrick Wilson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 0850527457
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Published to coincide with the major 2 part BBC1 series (Autumn 2000) of the same name, War Behind the Wire focuses on the capture, interrogation, the comradeship of camp life, escape planning and forgery techniques, tunnelling, the thrill of life on the run, re-capture and punishment, the joy of liberation. All these experiences and more are vividly described by former POWs of the Second World War and their German camp guards, in War Behind the Wire.Through gripping first-hand accounts enhanced with numerous illustrations, we learn the true story of the ill-fated Great Escape, which ended in the barbaric murder of 50 gallant men of many nationalities. Former inmates tell what life in Colditz Castle was really like.War Behind the Wire is an inspiring book of memories and experiences of those who never gave up hope. These will be as unforgettable for the reader as they were for those who found themselves in captivity.

Behind the Wire

Author: Philip Kaplan
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1781590443
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"Vividly describes the conditions experienced by allied airmen who were shot down in WWII and incarcerated behind enemy lines. Details the ways in which prisoners reacted to their predicament and their tales of enterprise, as inmates took it upon themselves to improve their surroundings. Offers a different slant on our understanding of WW2 history." --Publisher description.

U S Military Detention Operations in Post Abu Ghraib Iraq

Author: Jeffrey Meriwether
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442272341
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This book focuses on the developments and successes in Iraq subsequent to the Abu-Ghraib detention mission. It shows the standard rule-of-law approach taken by the U.S. military, whilst examining the work of such leaders as Major General John D. Gardner and Major General Douglas M. Stone.

Life Behind Barbed Wire

Author: Angelo M. Spinelli
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823223053
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The author describes his experiences as a U.S. Army prisoner in German camps during World War II.

Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War

Author: Gilly Carr
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136322361
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This book focuses on the numerous examples of creativity produced by POWs and civilian internees during their captivity, including: paintings, cartoons, craftwork, needlework, acting, musical compositions, magazine and newspaper articles, wood carving, and recycled Red Cross tins turned into plates, mugs and makeshift stoves, all which have previously received little attention. The authors of this volume show the wide potential of such items to inform us about the daily life and struggle for survival behind barbed wire. Previously dismissed as items which could only serve to illustrate POW memoirs and diaries, this book argues for a central role of all items of creativity in helping us to understand the true experience of life in captivity. The international authors draw upon a rich seam of material from their own case studies of POW and civilian internment camps across the world, to offer a range of interpretations of this diverse and extraordinary material.

Behind the Wire

Author: Susan Gordon-Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780994276902
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Behind the Wire is a major national photographic exhibition which documentsthe life stories of Australian Vietnam veterans. The historical exhibition has been completed over a three year period and is the work of acclaimed Melbourne photographer, Susan Gordon-Brown.The scale of Behind the Wire is unprecedented, with moving life stories andportraits of 50 Vietnam veterans from across Australia. It is an exhibition about Vietnam veterans: their jobs; experiences; and lives since returning, in their own words. Much has been written about the politics and battles of the war but this reveals the day-to-day lives of Vietnam veterans. How did our guys cope with unimaginable situations and how did they find life on their return to Australia?Support from the Sky is a companion exhibition to Behind the Wire. Air transport played a pivotal role in the Vietnam War. Pilots and crew fromthe Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) andthe Australian Army worked alongside the New Zealand and American militaryto support the ground troops. Included in this book are some of their stories.

Life Behind Barbed Wire

Author: Keiho Soga
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824820339
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Yasutaro Soga s Life behind Barbed Wire (Tessaku seikatsu) is an exceptional firsthand account of the incarceration of a Hawai i Japanese during World War II. On the evening of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Soga, the editor of a Japanese-language newspaper, was arrested along with several hundred other prominent Issei ( Japanese immigrants) in Hawai i. After being held for six months on Sand Island, Soga was transferred to an Army camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and later to a Justice Department camp in Santa Fe. He would spend just under four years in custody before returning to Hawai i in the months following the end of the war. Most of what has been written about the detention of Japanese Americans focuses on the Nisei experience of mass internment on the West Coast largely because of the language barrier immigrant writers faced. This translation, therefore, presents us with a rare Issei voice on internment, and Soga s opinions challenge many commonly held assumptions about Japanese Americans during the war regarding race relations, patriotism, and loyalty. Although centered on one man s experience, Life behind Barbed Wire benefits greatly from Soga s trained eye and instincts as a professional journalist, which allowed him to paint a larger picture of those extraordinary times and his place in them. The Introduction by Tetsuden Kashima of the University of Washington and Foreword by Dennis Ogawa of the University of Hawai i provide context for Soga s recollections based on the most current scholarship on the Japanese American internment. "