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Author Roland, Charles G.
Title Long night's journey into day : prisoners of war in Hong Kong and Japan, 1941-1945 / Charles G. Roland.
Imprint Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2001]

Author Roland, Charles G.
Series CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- Japan.
Prisoners of war -- Health and hygiene -- Japan.
Prisoners of war -- China -- Hong Kong.
Prisoners of war -- Japan.
Military Medicine -- history.
Prisoners -- history.
Concentration Camps -- history.
History, 20th Century.
World War II.
Hong Kong (China)
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 421 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-403) and index.
Contents 1. Hong Kong before 8 December 1941 -- 2. The eighteen-day war : 8-25 December 1941 -- 3. The prisoner-of-war camps and hospitals -- 4. Prisoner-of-war life in Hong Kong -- 5. Trying to cope with too little food -- 6. In sickness, rarely in health : life and death in the camps and hospitals -- 7. The overseas drafts -- 8. POW camps in the Japanese Home Islands -- 9. Less than perfect soldiers -- 10. The journey ends : but it never does.
Summary Sickness, starvation, brutality, and forced labour plagued the existence of tens of thousands of Allied POWs in World War II. More than a quarter of these POWs died in captivity. Long Night's Journey into Day centres on the lives of Canadian, British, Indian, and Hong Kong POWs captured at Hong Kong in December 1941 and incarcerated in camps in Hong Kong and the Japanese Home Islands. Experiences of American POWs in the Philippines, and British and Australians POWs in Singapore, are interwoven throughout the book. Starvation and diseases such as diphtheria, beriberi, dysentery, and tuberc.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 0889209421 (electronic bk.)
9780889209428 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # 402678 CaOOCEL
OCLC # 65183874
Additional Format Print version: Roland, Charles G. Long night's journey into day. Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2001 0889203628 (OCoLC)46909854.

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