Give Us This Day [Illustrated Edition]

  • Verdun Press
  • 2015
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  • IE
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  • 9781786251534

Includes The Prisoners Of War In Japanese Hands During World War Two pack with 130 photos, plans and photos.In Give Us This Day a young Oklahoman, a survivor of Bataan, reveals the terrible truth about a little-known aspect of the Pacific war as he experienced it from the beginning in the Philippines. He was a captive of the Japanese for more than three years; he knew one after another all the torments of confinement in conditions of primitive barbarism. True though his story is, it almost defies belief. With touching simplicity he recounts the stark and shocking details of one of the most shameful features of that war - the treatment of American soldiers who fell into the hands of the Japanese. At first Stewart hated his captors, but in the end hatred gave place to a dawning comprehension that the Japanese were as different from us as the men of Genghis Khan.&quote;It is one of the most harrowing and debilitating chronicles that I have read. . . . He describes the ordeal brilliantly; he harbors no resentments apparently, and he has emerged from an inferno of bestiality with utter serenity.&quote; - Maxwell Geismar, Saturday Review&quote;An impressive and moving book.&quote; - David Dempsey, New York Times&quote;His is no ordinary prisoner-of-war story; better written than most, it contains no tales of swashbuckling defiance. . . . The force of this book is its testimony to the indomitable strength of the human spirit.&quote; - Manchester Guardian&quote;The plain narrative of this story would by itself have been fascinating, but this book is far more than a story, it is a work of art.&quote; - Andre Siegfried, Academie Francaise&quote;Sidney Stewart's composed narrative is one of the most noble documents ever penned by a prisoner of war. The companions he writes about remained men to the end, until at last only one man remained; he survived to write this unforgettable, this magnificent story.&quote; - George Slocombe, New York Herald Tribune [Paris]