PRISONER OF THE JAPANESE
From Changi to Tokyo
Tom Henling Wade.
On 15th Feb 1942, the Japanese captured Singapore and took 130,000 Allied prisoners of war. One of those prisoners was Lieutenant Tom Wade. For the next three and a half years he was to suffer the indignity and hardships of captivity and the torture and brutality of his captors, first in Changi, then in Korea and finally in Tokyo.
This book is the story of those years in captivity. They were years of horror and despair, characterised by harsh treatment at the hands of sadistic guards who believed that a soldier who had surrendered has lost all humanity. At Tokyo Headquarters Camp in particular, Wade and his fellow POW's had to suffer the paranoid beatings and victimisation of Sergeant Matsuhiro Watanabe, who successfully avoided prosecution by the War Crimes Commission at the war's end.
Wade's moving account of his period of captivity is characterised by the sense of determination, hope and endurance which sustained all those who shared his experience.
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