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Author Wade, Tom Henling.

Title Prisoner of the Japanese : from Changi to Tokyo / Tom Henling Wade
Published Kenthurst, N.S.W. : Kangaroo Press, [1994]


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Description 186 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Summary "On 15 February 1942, the Japanese captured Singapore and took 130,000 Allied prisoners of war. One of those prisoners was British Lieutenant Tom Wade. For the next three and a half years he was to suffer the indignity and hardships of captivity and the torture and brutality of his captors, first in Changi, then in Korea and finally in Tokyo. This book is the story of those years in captivity. They were years of horror and despair, characterised by harsh treatment at the hands of sadistic guards who believed that a soldier who has surrendered has lost all humanity. At Tokyo Headquarters Camp in particular, Wade and his fellow POWs had to suffer the paranoid beatings and victimisation of Sergeant Matsuhiro Watanabe, who successfully avoided prosecution by the War Crimes Commission at the war's end. Wade's moving account of his period of captivity is characterised by the sense of determination, hope and endurance which sustained all those who shared his experience." --Back cover
Analysis Overseas item
Prisoners of war
Tom Wade
World War 2
Notes Includes index
Subject Wade, Tom Henling.
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Korea -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Singapore -- Changi -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.
LC no. 94157778
ISBN 0864176023