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The Resource The anguish of surrender : Japanese POW's of World War II, Ulrich Straus

The anguish of surrender : Japanese POW's of World War II, Ulrich Straus

Label
The anguish of surrender : Japanese POW's of World War II
Title
The anguish of surrender
Title remainder
Japanese POW's of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Ulrich Straus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • "On December 6, 1941, Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki was one of a handful of men selected to skipper midget subs on a suicide mission to breach Pearl Harbor's defenses. When his equipment malfunctioned, he couldn't find the entrance to the harbor. He hit several reefs, splitting the sub, and swam to shore some miles from Pearl Harbor. In the early dawn of December 8, he was picked up on the beach by two Japanese American MPs on patrol. Sakamaki became Prisoner No. 1 of the Pacific War."
  • "Japan's no-surrender policy did not permit becoming a POW. Sakamaki and his fellow soldiers and sailors has been indoctrinated to choose between victory and a heroic death. While his comrades had perished, he had survived. By becoming a prisoner of war, Sakamaki believed he had brought shame and dishonor on himself, his family, his community, and his nation, in effect relinquishing his citizenship. Sakamaki fell into despair and, like so many Japanese POWs, begged his captors to kill him."
  • "Based on the author's interviews with dozens of former Japanese POWs, along with memoirs only recently coming to light, The Anguish of Surrender tells one of the great unknown stories of World War II. Beginning with an examination of Japan's prewar ultranationalist climate and the harsh code that precluded the possibility of capture, the author investigates the circumstances of surrender and capture of men like Sakamaki and their experiences in POW camps."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Straus, Ulrich
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Burggefängnis
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Southeast Asia
  • HISTORY
  • Concentration camps
  • Prisoners of war
  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Japanischer Kriegsgefangener
  • Pazifikkrieg
  • Kriegsgefangenenlager
  • USA
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Label
The anguish of surrender : Japanese POW's of World War II, Ulrich Straus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-270) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Everyday Life in the Stockades
  • Returning Home Alive
  • Reflections on Japan's Wartime No-Surrender Policy
  • Prisoner Number One
  • Japan's Policy on Prisoners of War
  • Indoctrination into the Senjinkun
  • Honorable Death or Shameful Life
  • America's Secret Weapons: The Army and Navy Japanese Language Schools
  • The Interrogations
  • A Few Very Special POWs
  • Uprisings in the Stockades
Control code
ocn948605822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 282 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295802558
Lccn
2003053379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct96p6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948605822
Label
The anguish of surrender : Japanese POW's of World War II, Ulrich Straus
Publication
Note
"An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-270) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Everyday Life in the Stockades
  • Returning Home Alive
  • Reflections on Japan's Wartime No-Surrender Policy
  • Prisoner Number One
  • Japan's Policy on Prisoners of War
  • Indoctrination into the Senjinkun
  • Honorable Death or Shameful Life
  • America's Secret Weapons: The Army and Navy Japanese Language Schools
  • The Interrogations
  • A Few Very Special POWs
  • Uprisings in the Stockades
Control code
ocn948605822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 282 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295802558
Lccn
2003053379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct96p6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948605822

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