Camp Four: Kanburi

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Their current version was adopted on 12 August 1949, in the wake of the Second World War, and is now known as the “four Geneva Conventions”. The Japanese loaned the prisoners large quantities of squad type mosquito bar to be used in the barracks as a protection against mosquitoes. The military police ('redcaps' from the red cover around their service cap) were responsible for arresting all persons found without passes, plundering, making unlawful requisitions, or committing offences of any kind.
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The Colditz Story; The Latter Days

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You won’t find a mention of them, not a citation, not a single reference, not an inkling that the United States has even one base in Afghanistan, let alone more than 400.” Incredibly, the same blackout applies to Iraq, where published reports in mainstream media outlets put the number of bases in the 80s. Non-commissioned officers who are prisoners of war shall only be required to do supervisory work. Thousands of the "new" positions opening to women are just formal assignment, rather than attachment, to units they already serve with, according to Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez.
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Out of the Depths of Hell

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S. air attacks continued against Communist supply lines in Laos and Cambodia, and so‐called protective‐reaction strikes hit military targets north of the Demilitarized Zone and near Hanoi and its port city of Haiphong. The POW Newspaper - POW-WOW (Prisoners Of War - Waiting On Winning) was the secretly printed camp newspaper at Stalag Luft I. Section 12: deserting or encouraging others to desert. All civil and penal law shall continue to take its usual course in the enemy's places and territories under Martial Law, unless interrupted or stopped by order of the occupying military power; but all the functions of the hostile government - legislative executive, or administrative - whether of a general, provincial, or local character, cease under Martial Law, or continue only with the sanction, or, if deemed necessary, the participation of the occupier or invader.
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Song of Survival: Women Interned

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In March 1959, the head of the KGB recommended to Nikita Khrushchev that all records of the execution of Polish soldiers and civilians be destroyed, arguing that they had no operational or historical value and could come back to haunt the Soviet Government. English, Jeff, One for Every Sleeper: the Japanese Death Railway through Thailand, London, Hale, 1989, ISBN: 070903864X. For this reason, nonintervention was not considered an option by many top decision makers. (In fact, in April 1950, a National Security Council report known as NSC-68 had recommended that the United States use military force to “contain” communist expansionism anywhere it seemed to be occurring, “regardless of the intrinsic strategic or economic value of the lands in question.”) “If we let Korea down,” President Harry Truman (1884-1972) said, “the Soviet[s] will keep right on going and swallow up one [place] after another.” The fight on the Korean peninsula was a symbol of the global struggle between east and west, good and evil.
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There is a Place on Earth, a Woman in Birkenau

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Such “truth commissions” and war crimes trials are usually served upon those no longer in power, so the question has arisen why the report was released, even in a redacted form. Raphael Littauer and Normal Uphoff, eds., The Air War in Indochina, 1972. Kelly Holthus (left) was a young kid when he saw a crash of one of the bombers flying out of Kearney. "I think about six parachutes I remember came out," he says. "And the pilot and co-pilot didn't get out, they were killed in the crash...
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The Tunnel

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It is done through sharing of the wealth with all on the earth, because each individual contributes to the same goals of corporatism. He thought it was a joke at first: "Once they even played the Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever soundtrack all night long. 'Hardly,' I thought,'‘enough to break anyone I knew.' ... 'We'll talk. The man who rented the van was described as a "Middle Eastern man in his mid-30s." The tragedy rouses anti-German sentiment and helps bring the U.
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Rescue from Ploesti: The Harry Fritz Story: A World War II

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Moscow, seeing no hope for a military victory, pulled its forces out and tried to save face by saying a decision on Chechen independence would be made at a later date. During the first year of their internment their captors issued to them some 1,500 pairs of cotton socks of Japanese manufacture, and a few "G-strings" made of strips of very thin cotton cloth about 12 inches wide and 30 inches long, which the prisoners wore tied about the waist and pulled up between the legs.
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Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March

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This prohibition applies not only to murder, torture, corporal punishments, mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not necessitated by the medical treatment of a protected person, but also to any other measures of brutality whether applied by civilian or military agents." Such illusions were shattered within months as large number of POWs were released in the Philippines and Burma. This rest will be the same as that to which workers of the Detaining Power are entitled, if the latter is of longer duration.
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The Enemy at Home: German Internees in World War I Australia

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To qualify under the Third Geneva Convention, a combatant must be part of a chain of command, wear a "fixed distinctive marking, visible from a distance", bear arms openly, and have conducted military operations according to the laws and customs of war. (The Convention recognizes a few other groups as well, such as persons "who on the approach of the enemy spontaneously take up arms to resist the invading forces, without having had time to form themselves into regular armed units".) Thus, uniforms and/or badges are important in determining prisoner-of-war status; and francs-tireurs, terrorists, saboteurs, mercenaries, and spies do not qualify.
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Escape from Villingen, 1918 (C. A. Brannen Series)

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However the interrogation reports for ex-PoWs are closed for 75 years. The guards kicked and beat the prisoners on the slightest excuse -- or indeed, frequently on no excuse at all. The "German question," that is, the struggle for self-determination of ethnic Germans outside the borders of the German Reich, was a major factor leading to the outbreak of World War II. To that end, camp commanders were encouraged to find the most efficient balance of security measures from among such options as additional floodlights, patrolling war dogs, the censoring of prisoner mail, sporadic bed checks, the creation of prisoner informants, shakedown inspections, and a general aura of firm military discipline.
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