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  1. says:

    A great read Interesting and sad I want to classify this as nonfiction horror I had heard of the Bataan Death March but I really didn't know that much about it Wow I am amazed that people survived The Japanese were cruel It is the story of Colonel Irvin Alexander's experience which was beyond terriblehellish I don't have the right words for the description


  2. says:

    The Real Americans of YoreWonder if our pampered citizens of today could hold up as well as those veterans did and keep going? No PTSD over mass butchery they were exposed to 247 for years and bloody years either


  3. says:

    In my studies of World War II I have mostly read about the war in Europe I chose this book to learn about the war in Asia It was interesting to learn the Japanese perspective about surrendering For the Japanese to surrender was to bring shame and humiliation upon your unit and country Therefore when a soldier was captured he was expected to commit suicide in order to maintain honor for himself and his country And those who were captured and returned to the Japanese army who didn't commit suicide were then executed by their own men This world view helped me fully understand why they treated their prisoners of war the way they did I still don't believe it was right but it did help me understand some of their motives I was also appalled with the amount of waste that is part of war Whenever a unit or command believed they would be captured they would destroy everything supplies food machines aircraft everything I realize that they didn't want the enemy to have those things but it still disgusts meThis book had a lot of details about battles and battle plans than I really wanted to learn ; but I agree with Alexander's conclusion Above all else I have learned from my experiences that as terrible as war is it is preferable to loss of freedom


  4. says:

    I like this POW because of the freshness of the account Although it was first published in 1999 Col wrote his memoirs in 1949 Alexander writes from the perspective of a mid level commander allowing him to combine a critical eye of events leading up to the defeat of US and Philippine forces as well as his very personal view and struggle in living as a POW in various camps in the Philippines Japan and Korea He was a Lt Col serving as a post uartermaster and 45 years old when the Japanese invasion began His thoughts are summarized in one of the last paragraphs of his story Better men than I were dead and worse men than any of the dead had not been touched Several times I heard the comment that the many deaths we suffered demonstrated that all life was nothing but a fight for the survival of the fittest If the fittest survived I failed to discover what they were fittest for because they seemed to include the physically strong and weak the wise and the foolish and the saints and the sinners


  5. says:

    I took some 13 pages of notes on this book alone Triangulating sources I hope that Colonel Irvin Alexander's experiences will help me describe what Eddie went through during his time as a Japanese prisoner of war Sadly Eddie didn't make it but thankfully Colonel Alexander did so I can use his source material for my book This book is not for young people It is hard to read this and not have ill feelings towards the Japanese I have to keep remembering that these are men from a different culture some 70 years ago Great insights into Alexander's imprisonment I'm really glad I read this book


  6. says:

    Colonel Irwin Alexander was one of the Americans who fell into Japanese hands after the fall of Bataan in the Phillipines This his his story of surviving the Bataan Death March and Japanese POW camps A good look at the horror of war


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Japanese this is the story of one man's struggle to survive a brutal often unfathomable captivi. In my studies of World War II I have mostly read about the war in Europe I chose this book to learn about the war in Asia It was interesting to learn the Japanese perspective about surrendering For the Japanese to surrender was to bring shame and humiliation upon your unit and country Therefore when a soldier was captured he was expected to commit suicide in order to maintain honor for himself and his country And those who were captured and returned to the Japanese army who didn't commit suicide were then executed by their own men This world view helped me fully understand why they treated their prisoners of war the way they did I still don't believe it was right but it did help me understand some of their motives I was also appalled with the amount of waste that is part of war Whenever a unit or command believed they would be captured they would destroy everything supplies food machines aircraft everything I realize that they didn't want the enemy to have those things but it still disgusts meThis book had a lot of details about battles and battle plans than I really wanted to learn ; but I agree with Alexander's conclusion Above all else I have learned from my experiences that as terrible as war is it is preferable to loss of freedom Stage Mum perspective about surrendering For the Japanese to surrender was to bring shame and humiliation upon your unit and country Therefore when a soldier was captured he was expected to commit suicide in order to maintain honor for himself and his country And those who were captured and returned to the Japanese army who didn't commit suicide were then executed by their own men This world view helped me fully understand why they treated their A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, prisoners of war the way they did I still don't believe it was right but it did help me understand some of their motives I was also appalled with the amount of waste that is Sweet Mandarin part of war Whenever a unit or command believed they would be captured they would destroy everything supplies food machines aircraft everything I realize that they didn't want the enemy to have those things but it still disgusts meThis book had a lot of details about battles and battle Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and their Journey from East to West plans than I really wanted to learn ; but I agree with Alexander's conclusion Above all else I have learned from my experiences that as terrible as war is it is The Lost Heart of Asia preferable to loss of freedom

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