American POWs of World War II

American POWs of World War II

Forgotten Men Tell Their Stories

Book - 1992
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"Bird's style is to let the POW who lived these experiences tell his story. The effect is dramatic....Bird's book is refreshingly written and delicately told in the words of the POWs. It's entertaining and a quick read." The Friday Review of Defense Literature
During World War II, thousands of American servicemen were taken prisoner by the Axis powers. They were beaten and tortured; over half never reached home again. Of those who did, many never fully recovered from what they saw, what they lived through, and the feelings that so racked their lives. Almost all have or had a drinking problem. Some suffer such consistently extreme flashbacks that they are forced to use sleeping medication just to help them make it through the night. The ten interviews included in this work were chosen from dozens of contacted POWs accounts. Theirs are stories of hardship, pain, survival, and, at times, enlightenment.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger, 1992
ISBN: 9780275937072
Characteristics: xxix, 149 p. ; 25 cm


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