Voices Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Fiona Hodgkins
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Hell Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Kelly E. Crager
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Publisher by : Texas A&M University Press
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Description : Late in 1940, the young men of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment stepped off the trucks at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas, ready to complete the training they would need for active duty in World War II. Many of them had grown up together in Jacksboro, Texas, and almost all of them were eager to face any challenge. Just over a year later, these carefree young Texans would be confronted by horrors they could never have imagined. The battalion was en route to bolster the Allied defense of the Philippines when they received news of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Soon, they found themselves ashore on Java, with orders to assist the Dutch, British, and Australian defense of the island against imminent Japanese invasion. When war came to Java in March 1942, the Japanese forces overwhelmed the numerically inferior Allied defenders in little more than a week. For more than three years, the Texans, along with the sailors and marines who survived the sinking of the USS Houston, were prisoners of the Imperial Japanese Army. Beginning in late 1942, these prisoners-of-war were shipped to Burma to accelerate completion of the Burma-Thailand railway. These men labored alongside other Allied prisoners and Asian conscript laborers to build more than 260 miles of railroad for their Japanese taskmasters. They suffered abscessed wounds, near-starvation, daily beatings, and debilitating disease, and 89 of the original 534 Texans taken prisoner died in the infested, malarial jungles. The survivors received a hero’s welcome from Gov. Coke Stevenson, who declared October 29, 1945, as “Lost Battalion Day” when they finally returned to Texas. Kelly E. Crager consulted official documentary sources of the National Archives and the U.S. Army and mined the personal memoirs and oral history interviews of the “Lost Battalion” members. He focuses on the treatment the men received in their captivity and surmises that a main factor in the battalion’s comparatively high survival rate (84 percent of the 2nd Battalion) was the comraderie of the Texans and their commitment to care for each other. This narrative is grueling, yet ultimately inspiring. Hell under the Rising Sun will be a valuable addition to the collections of World War II historians and interested general readers alike.


Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Mario Machi
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Description : Mario Machi survived one of the most terrible episodes in World War II. UNDER THE RISING SUN is his account of that experience. An Army private, Machi was in Manila when the Japanese attacked the Philippines in December, 1941. With the help of a diary that has miraculously survived, Machi relives the heroic campaign by the abandoned "Bastards of Bataan" to defend the Philippines. Upon surrender, Machi became part of the notorious Bataan Death March, a brutal forced march in which thousands of prisoners died. With telling detail & flashes of humor, UNDER THE RISING SUN describes the Death March, Machi's life during three years of near starvation while a prisoner of the Japanese, his liberation, & finally, many years later, his return to the Philippines. As a result of the help he gave other prisoners, Mario Machi was awarded the Bronze Star. Now he has told his story, & as Harold Stephens states in his introduction, "UNDER THE RISING SUN stands as witness to the values that sustained the author on his terrible journey...& we are all made the richer for it." UNDER THE RISING SUN contains photographs. Available from Wolfenden, P.O. Box 789, Miranda, CA 95553; 707-923-2455.


Sabah

Author by : Stephen Robert Evans
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Hawaii Under The Rising Sun

Author by : John J. Stephan
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Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Description : “This lively, provocative study challenges the widely held belief that the Japanese did not intend to invade the Hawaiian Islands.” —Choice “A disquieting book, which shatters several historical illusions that have almost come to be accepted as facts. It will remind historians how complex and ambiguous history really is.” —American Historical Review


Hell Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Kelly E. Crager
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Publisher by : Texas A&M University Press
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Description : Late in 1940, the young men of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment stepped off the trucks at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas, ready to complete the training they would need for active duty in World War II. This title includes personal memoirs and oral history interviews of the Lost Battalion members.


In The Shadow Of The Rising Sun

Author by : Christian Henriot
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The authors of this 2004 volume consult Chinese and Western archival materials to examine the Chinese War of Resistance against the Japanese in the Shanghai area. They argue that the war in China was a nationalistic endeavour carried out without an effective national leadership. Wartime Chinese activities in Shanghai drew upon social networks rather than ideological positions and these activities cut across lines of military and political divisions. Instead of the stark contrast between heroic resistance and shameful collaboration, wartime experience in the city is more aptly summed up in terms of bloody struggles between those committed to normalcy in everyday life and those determined to bring about its disruption through terrorist violence and economic control. The volume offers an evaluation of the strategic significance of the Shanghai economy in the Pacific War. It also draws attention to the feminisation of urban public discourse against the backdrop of intensified violence. The essays capture the last moments of European settlements in Shanghai under Japanese occupation.


Manchuria Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Anonim
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Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Cesar K. Lee
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Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Joshua Emmanuel RICHARDSON
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Description : Joshua Richardson is a US Marine who enlisted in September 2012, and is currently serving in the Pacific. Under the Rising Sun Vol I is a collective of his travels and photography so far that he hopes you enjoy!


Murder Under The Rising Sun

Author by : William Webb
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Description : In the land of the rising sun, you have to look hard to find a person who is not kind and peaceful; even the most peaceful nations, there are dark alleys where the sun does not rise—where shadowy figures emerge full of rage and hatred…most with a thirst for revenge.In this book, you will read about 15 of Japan's most horrifying killers. Many of the people profiled in this book didn't just kill their victims—they tortured and mutilated them. Be warned: This is NOT a book for the faint at heart.


Beneath A Rising Sun The Frontier Series 10

Author by : Peter Watt
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Publisher by : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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Description : "the home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age As the Allied forces fight to repel invaders in the Pacific, the Duffy and Macintosh clans face their greatest challenges at home. Sergeant Jessica Duffy relishes her work as a code breaker in MacArthur's headquarters but is also secretly reporting on the Americans to the Prime Minister. When she uncovers treason at the highest levels, neither duty nor dishonour will stop her getting justice. Captain James Duffy, a decorated fighter pilot with the United States Marine Corps, is expected to wait out the war assisting the bond effort, helping to make movies that gloss over the tragic realities of combat. Despite his scars, he is desperate to return to the cockpit...until a chance meeting gives him something new to fight for. Major David Macintosh has survived prison camps, torture and countless battles, but can he endure the machinations of his obsessive cousin, Sarah? Sarah is prepared to do anything to take over the family companies, and will destroy anyone who gets in her way. From the frontlines of the Pacific to the back lots of Hollywood, a new generation faces deadly missions, impossible choices and an inescapable family legacy. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian "the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian "Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News


Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Edward W. Weiss
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Description : On December 7th, 1941, aircraft of the Japanese Imperial Navy decimated the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. This "surprise" attack was a major tragedy for the U.S. & an unforgivable legacy of those, political & military, who held positions of trust at that time in this country's history. The Japanese, like the many armed octopus, with precision & determination, soon achieved victory after victory in the Far East. In the Philippines, the U.S. maintained a military presence of approximately 20,000 American Army & Naval personnel. Augmented by poorly trained & equipped nationals of the Philippines, this force was expected to blunt any Japanese military threat until reinforcements could be sent. December 7th sealed the fate of the Philippine defenders & they disappeared as Prisoners of War of the Japanese Imperial Government. First written in 1946, (unpublished) it is a personal chronology. Eventually, I too became a POW, after 8 months of combat, evasion & an attempt to reach Australia by sailboat. My "home" for the following 37 months was the notorious Tan Toey POW camp, Ambon, NEI (Indonesia), where 75% of its occupants would not survive. A story of pride, bitterness, survival & patriotism. To order contact: Erie PA Book Store, 717 French St., Erie, PA 16501. (800) 252-3354; Author's FAX: (814) 833-1571.


Girlhood Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Aisha Akbar
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Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Jox Maxel
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Description : I knew what love was. I grew up in it. The kind of love my mother and step-father had for each other was a constant current of electricity between them that never shorted, never wavered, never broke. I wanted that all consuming, all powerful, lose your mind, can't breathe without you, drive you mad kind of love. I found it with my best friend.We took a year off after high school to explore what the rest of the world had to offer us. We made friends, we experienced life and got carried away in the best and most unforgettable ways.But the best moment of them all was on top of a mountain, the view of an endless ocean, where I fell in love with my best friend.Under the Rising Sun.


Scattered Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Stewart Mitchell
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Description : The harrowing true story of the Scottish battalion that spent over three years in Japanese captivity during World War II. Posted to Singapore in 1937 with their families, the members of the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders found themselves fighting bravely when the Japanese invaded Malaya in December 1941. But by mid-February came the surrender of Singapore, and those who were not killed became POWs. After initial incarceration in Singapore, the Gordons were dispersed to work on the famous Thai-Burma railway, in the mines of Taiwan and Japan, and on other slave labor projects. The conditions they existed under defy modern comprehension. Others died trapped in hell-ships torpedoed by allied submarines. Of the thousand men involved initially, over four hundred had died before liberation in summer 1945. Despite their diverse backgrounds, all the men had been bound by close regimental spirit, and all suffered hard labor, starvation, brutality, and tropical diseases. Rank was no protection from death. The author of this history has researched the plight of these extraordinary men, so many of whom never saw their native Scotland again. Despite the grim conditions, he captures the strong collective regimental spirit and the humor and cooperation that saved so many who would otherwise have perished. This is an inspiring tale of courage and survival against appalling odds.


Of Rice And Men

Author by : Calvin Ellsworth Chunn
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Under The Ensign Of The Rising Sun A Story Of The Russo Japanese War

Author by : Collingwood Harry
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Publisher by : Hardpress Publishing
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Description : Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.


Memoirs Of A P O W

Author by : Lowell Winfrey
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Under The Ensign Of The Rising Sun

Author by : Harry Collingwood
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Description : Book Excerpt: ...our to confide them to me."I replied that I would do so with great pleasure; and then, the meal being at an end, our hostess rose from the table and retired to the drawing-room, while Sir Robert, apologising for leaving me alone, carried off the Ambassador to the study, where he had ordered coffee to be served.Naturally, I did not linger at the table after the others had gone, but followed my hostess to the drawing-room, where I at once proceeded to thank her for the kindly tact with which she had made my case known to so influential a personage as Viscount Hayashi. On her part, she was just as pleased as I was that so exceptionally favourable an opportunity to restore my wrecked fortunes had presented itself, and for some time we sat talking the matter over. Then Lady Gordon insisted upon my singing to her while she played my accompaniments; and in this manner the time passed rapidly, and before we dared expect them her husband and the Viscount reappeared. But even then we did not stop at onc...


The Turbulent Years Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Romy Balein
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Description : This is a fictional story of a family in Manila, Philippines, during the Second World War, as seen from the eyes of a boy. It begins on the Day of Infamy. The humdrum life of the family was drastically changed. At first it sought safety in a nearby province named Bulacan. Then the family returned to its home in the city. But when life in the city became overly risky, the family joined a group of evacuees and went to its hometown in an island province, Samar, on a round-about route on an unchartered course. But as the familys group faced untold risks and dangers, the enemy seemingly dogged them relentlessly. The familys close encounters with the enemy are likened to its facing Godzilla, the Japanese-contrived monster.


The Crescent And The Rising Sun

Author by : Harry Jindrich Benda
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Kimchi Maple Leaves Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Robert K. (Robert Kneen) Anderson
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Survival Under The Rising Sun

Author by : Lily Beunk-Niemoller
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Under The Blood Red Rising Sun

Author by : Bruce S. K. Chan
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Under The Blood Red Rising Sun

Author by : Bruce A. Chan
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Rising Sun Falling Skies

Author by : Jeffrey Cox
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Description : Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese offensive in the Far East seemed unstoppable. Allied forces engaged in a futile attempt to halt their rapid advance, culminating in the massed fleet of American, British, Dutch, and Australian forces (ABDA) clashing with the Japanese at the battle of the Java Sea – the first major sea battle of World War II in the Pacific. But, in a campaign crippled by poor leadership and disastrous decisions, the Allied response was catastrophic, losing their largest warships and their tenuous toe-hold in the south Pacific within the first 72 hours of the battle. This defeat left ground troops cut off from reinforcement and supply, with obsolete equipment, no defense against endless Japanese air attacks, and with no chance of retreat. However, although command decisions were to condemn the Allies to defeat, the Allied goal was never an outright victory, simply a delaying action. Facing a relentless and thoroughly vicious enemy, the combined forces responded not by running or surrendering, but by defiantly holding on in a struggle that was as much a test of character, bravery, and determination as it was a test of arms, ultimately costing the Allies ten vessels and the lives of 2,100 brave sailors. In Rising Sun, Falling Skies, Jeffrey Cox examines the events and evidence surrounding the Java Sea Campaign, reconstructing battles that in hindsight were all but hopeless and revealing where fatal mistakes and missed opportunities condemned the Allied forces in an insightful and compelling study of the largely overlooked clash in the Java Sea.