Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others, official says

Jul 23, 2015

Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others, official says

An outside director of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. said the company hopes to apologize to former British, Dutch and Australian World War II prisoners of war, and also reach an amicable solution with Chinese forced laborers, following a landmark apology to American POWs earlier this ...

Long-delayed medals given to Colorado WWII POWs

Jul 3, 2015

Long-delayed medals given to Colorado WWII POWs

Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War II got their medals Thursday, more than 70 years after they were liberated. “It’s overwhelming to me, to see this turnout,” 89-year-old ...

WWII saw band of brothers fighting on opposing sides

Jun 23, 2015

WWII saw band of brothers fighting on opposing sides

Seventy years ago, during the Battle of Okinawa, two brothers of Japanese descent ended up fighting on opposing sides — the elder as a soldier in the U.S. Army and the younger as a member of Japan’s student corps. Shinei Gima, 90, who now ...

Rebels parade Ukrainian POWs through shelled city of Donetsk

Jan 23, 2015

Rebels parade Ukrainian POWs through shelled city of Donetsk

Captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the rebel-held city of Donetsk on Thursday and forced to kneel before angry locals who spat and pelted them with snowballs and shards of glass. Adding insult to injury for the troops forced to abandon Donetsk airport after ...

An account of POWs 'in hell'

Mar 31, 2013

An account of POWs 'in hell'

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CAPTURED: The Forgotten Men of Guam, by Roger Mansell. Edited by Linda Goetz Holmes. Naval Institute Press, 2012, 288 pp., $33.95 (hardcover) The 140,000 allied prisoners of war captured by the Japanese during World War II endured horrific cruelties and a comparatively high percentage ...