What were japanese prisoner of war camps like how were americans treated in world war 2, which people or soldiers were most patriotic among german, american, british, indian, russian and japanese. The japanese once shot a high frequency emitting beam at the whole city of sang-poo-ta, making all the female inhabitant into total bitches like 24/7 pms eventfully all the men committed suicide by setting themselves on fire in the village square while the emperor gleefully laughed watching above in his zero. What war captives faced in japanese prison camps, and how us responded by jess bravin staff reporter of the wall street journal april 7, 2005 after his b-24 liberator crashed into the pacific ocean in may 1943, us army capt louis zamperini spent 47 days on a life raft before being rescued by a japanese patrol boat. However, the german japan relationship dates back to 1936, when hitler sent joachim von ribbentrop to sign the anti-comintern pact with japan the anti-comintern pact was an agreement between germany and japan to thwart the spread of communism. March 1, 1945 - a us submarine sinks a japanese merchant ship loaded with supplies for allied pows, resulting in a court martial for the captain of the submarine, since the ship had been granted safe passage by the us government.
An early example of the prisoner-of-war film, renoir's masterpiece uses the prison as a microcosm to reveal kindred spirits between men of the same class, regardless of nationality - with the french captain finding more common ground with his german opposite than with his proletarian countrymen. The australians treated the japanese well in pow camps and gave them better food and water than the japanese gave them, better shelter, medical attention, clothing and cigarettes \n \n answer. The japanese gathered 60,000 pows and 200,000 enslaved local laborers and forced them to work day and night through monsoons and sweltering heat laborers were given nothing but rice to eat, and those who were injured were left to die.
Internment vs concentration camps the japanese internment camps and the nazi concentration and extermination camps were very different besides the obvious reasons such as the different locations of the camps, internment camps in the united states and concentration camps being in germany. The following article on japanese pow camps is an excerpt from warren kozak's curtis lemay: strategist and tactician it is available for order now from amazon and barnes & noble there were more than 140,000 white prisoners in japanese pow camps of these, one in three died from starvation. Japanese internment camps vs german concentration camps japanese internment camps direct quote military necessity to protect against domestic espionage and sabotage officers forcing us out of our house into large trucks that could hold up too 300 people at gila, there was 7,700 people crowded.
The letters, found in a cornflakes box in tennessee, show the close relationships developed between german pows and local people in the town of lawrenceburg during world war two. Here is a little sample on how bad the pow camps in japan were edit this video was made in my freshman year of highschool as a video project. In may 2010, when vogeley was invited by the federal foundation for research into the east german dictatorship to speak at the presentation of meinhard stark's book on the gulag prisoners, he. Japanese aircraft bombed the ship and she suffered a near miss, and he was badly wounded by shrapnel the ship went on to java, where he embarked on a hospital ship for the journey to ceylon where. Group of american and british prisoners are marched through streets under german guards in paris,france during world war ii allied prisoners are marched in paris,france during world war ii.
Japanese, german, and italian american enemy alien internment shocked by the december 7, 1941, empire of japan attack on pearl harbor, hawaii that propelled the united states into world war ii, one us government response to the war (1941-1945) began in early 1942 with the incarceration of thousands of japanese americans on the west coast and. Japanese pow camps pow camps in the pacific were some of the worst in the war in addition to military personnel, the japanese incarcerated colonial civilians living in the area before the beginning of the war. There was undoubtedly some maltreatment of german and japanese pows in allied hands this is not to suggest moral equivalence, merely that few belligerents in any war can boast unblemished records. Japanese internment camps were the sites of the forced relocation and incarceration of people of japanese ancestry in the western united states during the second world war and established in direct response to the pearl harbor attack they remain arguably the most notorious example of war-time. Similarly the behaviour of the japanese military in world war i (1914-18) was at least as humane as that of other militaries,  with some german pows of the japanese finding life in japan so agreeable that they stayed and settled in japan after the war.
In occupied china, members of the imperial army's unit 731 experimented on thousands of live chinese and russian pows and civilians as part of japan's chemical and biological weapons programme. The german's abided by the geneva conventions for the most part regarding american, british and french pow's as conditions allowed they were generally treated well there are reliable reports though of jewish allied pow's being sent to work as forced labor, most definately against the conventions. The treatment of prisoners of war (pows) varied widely from country to country the germans were the first country to acquire large numbers of pows german policy varied as to the nationality of the pows.
German pows on the american homefront thousands of world war ii prisoners ended up in mills, farm fields and even dining rooms across the united states. 10 great pow movies this movie tells the story of a different german pow camp, one where the prisoners are sure that one of them is informing to the nazis set in a japanese pow camp in. German officers and other ranks were interned at petawawa until camp 33 closed on march 6, 1946 it is estimated that throughout the war years canadian internment camps housed a total of over 34,000-35,000 internees and pows.