The Internment of Western Civilians under the Japanese 1941-1945

The Internment of Western Civilians under the Japanese 1941-1945 : A patchwork of internment

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Bernice Archer's comparative study of the experiences of the Western civilians interned by the Japanese in mixed family camps and sexually segregated camps in the Far East, combines a wide variety of conventional and unconventional source material. This includes contemporary War, Foreign and Colonial Office papers, diaries, letters, camp newspapers and artefacts, post-war medical, engineering and educational reports, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs and over fifty oral interviews with ex-internees. Using contemporary personal accounts, the shock of the Japanese victories and the devastating experience of capture are highlighted. This book also covers wider issues such as the role of women in war, gender and war, children and war, colonial culture, oral history, and war and memory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 22.1mm | 635g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0714655929
  • 9780714655925

Table of contents

List of Figures and Maps Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Prelude to War 2. The Men's Response to Internment 3. The Women's Response to Internment 4. The Children's Response to Internment 5. Conclusion Epilogue Appendix: Notes on the Oral History: Method and Interviewees References Select Bibliography Index
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