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Child of War: Son of Angels: A Child's Memoir of Horror and Reconciliation While Imprisoned in World War II-Torn Philippines Paperback – Mar 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: (March 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595461670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595461677
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g

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A balanced perspective April 9 2009
By Anne R. Skinner - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a thoughtful retrospective by a man now 75 of his experience as a POW when he was 8-11 years old. Son of missionaries, he experienced several different internment facilities, along with some 500 mostly American civilians. The internees, guarded by a small number of Japanese soldiers, establish procedures for self-government and work assignments that sustain them for over three years, mostly in peaceful surroundings. The psychological adjustments of those on both sides tell a fascinating story that is applicable to recent and current military occupations involving civilians. Out of conflict comes often humane understanding and treatment of those on opposing sides, and within the same side.
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An Important Piece of History Filled In May 22 2009
By C. Tyler - Published on
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This story is an intimate look at one family's war-time experience in prisoner of war camps in the Philippines during World War II. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. The quality of the remembered detail makes it a richly described story. The young boy, the protagonist, describes a deep, emotional warmth, and buoyancy of spirit that helped the family to survive the many horrors they had to endure. I learned so much about that part of the war that was completely new to me. Wonderful story, highly recommended!