World War 2
Australia in WW2
Where were Australian POWs held by the Japanese in World War 2?
Asked in World War 2, Japan in WW2, US in WW2
How many US Navy POWs were held prisoner by the Japanese in World War 2?
Asked in Vietnam War
Were there any Australian POWs in the Vietnam War?
What happened to Australian POWs in Japanese camps?
Asked in World War 2, Vietnam War, US in WW2
How many US soldiers were held as POWs by the Japanese?
Asked in Britain in WW2, World War 2, Italy
Can i get names of people caught by Italy in World War 2?
Can you give me some little known facts about the Holocaust?
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How many POWs were rescued in The Great Raid?
Asked in Australian Open
The Australian Open tennis tournament is held in which city?
Name the Japanese prisoner-of-war camp on Singapore?
During World War II, following the Fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese military detained about 3,000 civilians in Changi Prison, which was built to house only 600 prisoners. The Japanese used the British Army's Selarang Barracks, near the prison, as a prisoner of war camp, holding some 50,000 Allied - predominantly British and Australian soldiers. Although POWs were rarely if ever held in the civilian prison, the name Changi became synonymous in the UK, Australia, and elsewhere with the POW camp. Source: Wikipedia
Asked in Japan in WW2
What English-speaking country was on the edge of Japanese-held territory during World War 2?
How long did American held the cup for before Australian won it?
Asked in World War 2, WW2 Homefront
What POW camps where there in Galveston during World War 2 how many POWs what nationality?
Where is the Australian Open tennis tournament held?
How did World War 2 affect the POWs on the Burma railway?
The POWs that were posted to build the Burma railway endured unimaginable conditions. Starvation was common and many troops died from malnutrition and disease. No medical facilities were available for the soldiers, resulting in thousands of deaths on the railway. The scars which the POWs received would stay with them both physically and mentally forever. They should be treated with the utmost respect and admiration for what they went through. They were lucky to get out at all. I notice that neither of the above answers talks about the brutal way in which the Japanese guards treated the Allied POW's. Beatings were common, and many prisoners were killed by being kicked to death, or by being be-headed with a sword. No limits were placed on the punishment, by the Japanese officers, who considered the POWS to be "unworthy " of respect because they had "surrendered " instead of fighting and dying. A Allied POW held by the Japanese was 9 times more likely to DIE, than if he was a German prisoner of war.
Asked in War and Military History
Why were Japanese American held during World War 2?
Asked in Korean War
Where were the prisoners of war in the Korean war held?
United Nations POWs were held in prison camps in North Korea. These were not subject to external scrutiny and there were many recorded instances of poor and brutal treatment. North Korean and Chinese POWs were held in South Korean prison camps. Those captured by other than the South Koreans (i.e. other UN countries) remained the responsibility of the capturing country, and these countries conducted monthly inspections of those POWs to ensure their well being.