Catalogue


American POWs in Korea : sixteen personal accounts /
edited by Harry Spiller.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1998.
description
x, 179 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0786405619 (sewn softcover : alk. paper)
format(s)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1998.
isbn
0786405619 (sewn softcover : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2410755
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Summaries
Main Description
Over 7,000 Americans were captured during the three years of the Korean War. They wound up in 20 camps throughout North Korea with nearly 40 percent of them dying there. Some were murdered or starved, others died from poor medical treatment or from the severe cold. Despite brutal conditions, most of the POWs survived the isolation, cold, hunger and disease.Here are 16 personal accounts of men who fought the North Koreans and the Chinese and then faced life as a POW. They talk about the psychological effects, the living conditions, the medical situation, the day to day details, and liberation. These compelling stories paint a full picture of life as a prisoner of war in Korea.
Main Description
Over 7,000 Americans were captured during the three years of the Korean War. They wound up in 20 camps throughout North Korea with nearly 40 percent of them dying there. Some were murdered or starved, others died from poor medical treatment or from the severe cold. Despite brutal conditions, most of the POWs survived the isolation, cold, hunger and disease. Here are 16 personal accounts of men who fought the North Koreans and the Chinese and then faced life as a POW. They talk about the psychological effects, the living conditions, the medical situation, the day to day details, and liberation. These compelling stories paint a full picture of life as a prisoner of war in Korea.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Private First Class Donald M. Elliottp. 5
Staff Sergeant Thomas B. Gayletsp. 18
Corporal Daniel L. Johnson, Sr.p. 25
Sergeant Walter G. Adelmannp. 31
1st Lieutenant William H. Funchessp. 40
Captain Henry Humphries Osbornep. 67
Corporal Billy N. Gaddyp. 75
Sergeant Eugene L. Inmanp. 83
Private Paul H. Smithp. 95
Sergeant Donald L. Slaglep. 101
Corporal Eduardo DeAndap. 112
Private First Class Abel Garciap. 117
Sergeant Kenneth F. Nevillp. 122
Corporal Buford J. McNamerap. 135
Private First Class Charles E. Quiringp. 142
Sergeant Wilfred Ruffp. 150
Temporary Prison Campsp. 163
Prisoner of War Camps in North Koreap. 165
The Code of Conductp. 172
Indexp. 175
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