Prisoners of War
About the Authors
My dad has been telling and writing the stories in this book for as long as I can remember. Ask him a question about the war and he’ll light up telling you all about his experiences in the POW camp. He will tell you the silly stuff first; the crude, rude humor that all the prisoners engaged in to distract themselves from the harsh reality they were living through. Emotions teetered on the brink of expression at all times and no matter how hard the prisoners tried to suppress them, sometimes they bubbled up anyway, surfacing in a cathartic explosion.
“…we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”
– Winston Churchill
All the pictures of the POWs and most of the pictures of Zentsuji were taken by the Japanese guards. The POW’s were able to grab those pictures as they were leaving camp. This site seeks to be a place to share the stories of our WWII veterans, bring healing, to offer fellowship with each other, and to share their incredible legacies and journeys with the generations coming after them.
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Do you have a story you want to share? Maybe an image to add? Contact me today, we are always accepting new historical content to share with future generations.