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Captive of the Rising Sun: The POW Memoirs of Rear Admiral Donald T. Giles, USN

Giles, Donald T.

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ISBN 10: 1557503206 / ISBN 13: 9781557503206
Published by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1994
Condition: very good, very good
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24 cm, 232, acid-free paper, references, index, publisher's ephemera laid in, pencil erasure on front endpaper. The memoir was found by the author's son after Giles' death. The author, vice-governor of Guam and executive officer of its naval station, was captured in December 1941 and spent the war in POW camps on Guam and Japan. Includes information on the treatment of POW's by the Japanese, and on medical conditions. Bookseller Inventory # 36329

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Title: Captive of the Rising Sun: The POW Memoirs ...

Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD

Publication Date: 1994

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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Captive is based on a memoir written by Giles and discovered after his death by his son, Donald T. Giles, Jr. The historical framework of his father's experiences, both in Guam and later in the Japanese camps of Zentsuji and Roku Roshi, was reconstructed after the son thoroughly researched military records, Japanese reports, and other primary source materials. As presented, the book is one of the most cogent accounts ever published of the fall of Guam and the ensuing four years of brutality. It commemorates all personnel - including civilians - who died or were captured on Guam and contains exhaustive annotation of incidents prior to, during, and after their surrender to the Japanese.

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