The anguish of surrender: Japanese POW's of World War II

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[2003]
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"On December 6, 1941, Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki was one of a handful of men selected to skipper midget subs on a suicide mission to breach Pearl Harbor's defenses. When his equipment malfunctioned, he couldn't find the entrance to the harbor. He hit several reefs, splitting the sub, and swam to shore some miles from Pearl Harbor. In the early dawn of December 8, he was picked up on the beach by two Japanese American MPs on patrol. Sakamaki became Prisoner No. 1 of the Pacific War."
"Japan's no-surrender policy did not permit becoming a POW. Sakamaki and his fellow soldiers and sailors has been indoctrinated to choose between victory and a heroic death. While his comrades had perished, he had survived. By becoming a prisoner of war, Sakamaki believed he had brought shame and dishonor on himself, his family, his community, and his nation, in effect relinquishing his citizenship. Sakamaki fell into despair and, like so many Japanese POWs, begged his captors to kill him."
"Based on the author's interviews with dozens of former Japanese POWs, along with memoirs only recently coming to light, The Anguish of Surrender tells one of the great unknown stories of World War II. Beginning with an examination of Japan's prewar ultranationalist climate and the harsh code that precluded the possibility of capture, the author investigates the circumstances of surrender and capture of men like Sakamaki and their experiences in POW camps."--Jacket.
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Asia, Southeastern -- History
Burggefängnis
Concentration camps
Electronic book
Electronic books
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western
HISTORY / Europe / Western
History
Japan
Japanischer Kriegsgefangener
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Pazifikkrieg
Pazifikkrieg (1941-1945)
Prisoners of war
Prisoners of war -- Japan
Prisoners of war -- Southeast Asia
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia -- History
USA
Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer -- Bitterfeld
World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Southeast Asia
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, American
title_displayThe anguish of surrender : Japanese POW's of World War II
title_fullThe anguish of surrender : Japanese POW's of World War II / Ulrich Straus
title_shortThe anguish of surrender
title_subJapanese POW's of World War II
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HISTORY
HISTORY / Europe / Western
History
Japanischer Kriegsgefangener
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Pazifikkrieg
Pazifikkrieg (1941-1945)
Prisoners and prisons, American
Prisoners of war
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Western
World War, 1939-1945