Iron Gates of Santo Tomas: A Firsthand Account of an American Couple Interned by the Japanese in Manila, 1942-45

Iron Gates of Santo Tomas: A Firsthand Account of an American Couple Interned by the Japanese in Manila, 1942-45

By: Emily Van Sickle (author)Paperback

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A gripping eyewitness account of internment during World War 2 in the Philippines. Emily and husband Charles Van Sickle were trapped in Manila after its surrender to the Japanese in 1942. They were incarcerated in the vast 48-acre campus of Santo Tomas University which was enclosed on three sides by high concrete walls and iron bars. Van Sickle offers a fascinating, detailed and insightful account of life at Santo Tomas. The prisoners - 5000 at the outset - were thrown on their own resources for food and the simplest types of comfort. As they suffered together, the internees managed to form a community of sorts that sustained them until their liberation in February, 1945.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 15/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780897335546
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 370
  • ID: 9780897335546
  • weight: 449
  • ISBN10: 0897335546

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