Stolen Childhoods: The Untold Story of the Children Interned by the Japanese in the Second World War

Stolen Childhoods: The Untold Story of the Children Interned by the Japanese in the Second World War

by Nicola Tyrer

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Overview

The extraordinary stories of the children interned by the Japanese during the Second World War.

When the Japanese entered the war in 1941, some 20,000 British civilians in the European colonies in Asia were rounded up and marched off to concentration camps where they were to remain for three long years. Over 3,000 of them were children. This is the first time their extraordinary experiences of suffering, endurance and bravery have been collected together.

STOLEN CHILDHOODS offers a window to a forgotten era and explores what happened when that world was brutally and suddenly shattered. Living on what effectively became the frontline of a war, in daily contact with an enemy whose values were totally alien, they witnessed acts of shocking violence. Harrowing, but ultimately uplifting, internment from a child's perspective is a complex - and untold - story. It is a story that features horror, suffering and self-sacrifice, but also celebrates the resilience, adaptability and irrepressibility of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780297858799
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Nicola Tyrer is a freelance journalist who writes for the DAILY MAIL and DAILY TELEGRAPH. Her previous books include SISTERS IN ARMS and THEY FOUGHT IN THE FIELDS, a history of the Land Girls.

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