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Auckland :: New Zealand | 3 days ago

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He has been a prisoner for four years since being captured on Crete, one of 5,000 Allied soldiers left behind on the island after a hasty and bungled evacuation at the end of May 1941. Unlike most POWs, who are desperate to get out of Germany and

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Tōkyō :: Japan | 5 days ago

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Colin Firth portrays a former POW who confronts an enemy Firth plays real-life figure Eric Lomax, a British POW who was kept prisoner by the Japanese and decades later seeks out the man who oversaw his torture...Decades later, he discovered that

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Tōkyō :: Japan | 6 days ago

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In his thirtieth novel, Thomas Keneally returns to a subject that has fascinated him throughout his long career: war and its ability to unlock the most profound response in human beings, from extreme barbarity to the nobility of self-sacrifice, with

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Ho Chi Minh City :: Vietnam | 27 days ago

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Jack Jacobs doesn't gloss over the reality of war -- or the fear. Jacobs was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as an injured first lieutenant when he dragged 13 soldiers to safety during a March 9, 1968, ambush at Kien province in south

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Pyŏngyang :: North Korea | 29 days ago

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A North Korean who was born in a camp for political prisoners and saw family members executed appealed to the international community this week to relieve my North Korean brothers and sisters, saying hundreds of thousands of political prisoners in

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Kyōto :: Japan | 1 month ago

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The city of Maizuru in Kyoto Prefecture was one of the ports through which both POWs and civilians were repatriated after the war. It says it aims to have 570 items, including memoirs and drawings composed by the former inmates of Siberian labor

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Colombo :: Sri Lanka | 1 month ago

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Adds photos, audio) Tamil politicians demand international investigation at Jaffna protest [TamilNet, Sunday, 02 March 2014, 23:36 GMT] When Sinhala prisoners protested in Kandy, Namal Rajapaksa, the son of SL President went to the prison and ordered

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Columbia :: SC :: USA | 1 month ago

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S.C. (AP) Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. The researchers have

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Folkestone :: United Kingdom | 3 months ago

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The youngest of the men who'd survived WW1 were just reaching retirement age when I started work in 1965 aged 15...Those who'd served in the same regiment gravitated towards the same canteen table. One in every three recruits into the GPO between the

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London :: United Kingdom | 3 months ago

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Colditz; the Great Escape; Bridge on the River Kwai and, recently, the Railway Man. Parodies of them by everyone from Beyond the Fringe to Russ Abbott...And yet with the single, powerful exception of the French classic La Grande Illusion, the

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