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The Resource Foo, a Japanese-American prisoner of the Rising Sun : the secret prison diary of Frank "Foo" Fujita, foreword and notes by Stanley L. Faulk [i.e. Falk] ; introduction by Robert Wear

Foo, a Japanese-American prisoner of the Rising Sun : the secret prison diary of Frank "Foo" Fujita, foreword and notes by Stanley L. Faulk [i.e. Falk] ; introduction by Robert Wear

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Foo, a Japanese-American prisoner of the Rising Sun : the secret prison diary of Frank "Foo" Fujita
Title
Foo, a Japanese-American prisoner of the Rising Sun
Title remainder
the secret prison diary of Frank "Foo" Fujita
Statement of responsibility
foreword and notes by Stanley L. Faulk [i.e. Falk] ; introduction by Robert Wear
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During his time as a POW, Frank "Foo" Fujita kept a diary of daily happenings, embellished with drawings of life in the camp. He secreted the diary in the walls of his barracks, as the practice was forbidden. That diary forms the basis of these memoirs. Fujita's memoirs are also unique in that he was one of the fewer than nine hundred Americans taken prisoner on the island of Java. The bulk of American POWs in Japanese hands surrendered in the Philippines, and most of the published POW memoirs reflect their experience. Fujita's account of the defense of Java and of the fate of the "Lost Battalion" of Texas artillerymen serves to distinguish this memoir from others. At one point while a POW in Japan, Fujita was forced to be part of the Japanese radio group broadcasting propaganda. After the war, he testified at some of the war crime trials in San Francisco, and the diary on which this book is based was used as evidence in those trials
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.54/7652/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.J3
LC item number
F85 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
War and the Southwest series
Series volume
no. 1
Label
Foo, a Japanese-American prisoner of the Rising Sun : the secret prison diary of Frank "Foo" Fujita, foreword and notes by Stanley L. Faulk [i.e. Falk] ; introduction by Robert Wear
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / Stanley L. Falk -- Foo joins the Texas National Guard : 1938-1941 -- The 2d Battalion sails for "The Plum": 1941-1942 -- Java falls to the Japanese: January 1942-March 1942 -- Foo becomes a POW: Jaarmarkt and "Bicycle Camp": March 1942-October 1942 -- Singapore and Fukuoka Camp in Nagasaki, Japan: October 1942-February 1943 -- Labor in the shipyards: February 1943-May 1943 -- Guard discovers Foo's Japanese heritage: June 1943-July 1943 -- Foo beaten, Dutchmen tortured: July 1943-October 1943 -- Camp routines at Omori and Bunker Hill: October 1943-December 1943 -- Bunker Hill Boys broadcast: December 1943-June 1944 -- Bombing raids, Benjo Honcho plans escape: June 1944-January 1945 -- Fire bombings of Tokyo: February 1945-May 1945 -- Night of ethyl/methyl alcohol: May 1945-July 1945 -- Japan surrenders: August 1945 -- Okinawa, Alabang, reunions with old friends, home: September 1945 -- Tacoma to Texas: September 1945-February 1946
Control code
26855216
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 371 p.
Isbn
9780929398464
Lccn
92036893
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Jacob Sherman, 2017 (Access. No. 2017-119). Inscribed by author. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
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Label
Foo, a Japanese-American prisoner of the Rising Sun : the secret prison diary of Frank "Foo" Fujita, foreword and notes by Stanley L. Faulk [i.e. Falk] ; introduction by Robert Wear
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / Stanley L. Falk -- Foo joins the Texas National Guard : 1938-1941 -- The 2d Battalion sails for "The Plum": 1941-1942 -- Java falls to the Japanese: January 1942-March 1942 -- Foo becomes a POW: Jaarmarkt and "Bicycle Camp": March 1942-October 1942 -- Singapore and Fukuoka Camp in Nagasaki, Japan: October 1942-February 1943 -- Labor in the shipyards: February 1943-May 1943 -- Guard discovers Foo's Japanese heritage: June 1943-July 1943 -- Foo beaten, Dutchmen tortured: July 1943-October 1943 -- Camp routines at Omori and Bunker Hill: October 1943-December 1943 -- Bunker Hill Boys broadcast: December 1943-June 1944 -- Bombing raids, Benjo Honcho plans escape: June 1944-January 1945 -- Fire bombings of Tokyo: February 1945-May 1945 -- Night of ethyl/methyl alcohol: May 1945-July 1945 -- Japan surrenders: August 1945 -- Okinawa, Alabang, reunions with old friends, home: September 1945 -- Tacoma to Texas: September 1945-February 1946
Control code
26855216
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 371 p.
Isbn
9780929398464
Lccn
92036893
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Jacob Sherman, 2017 (Access. No. 2017-119). Inscribed by author. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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