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U.S. Navy Prisoners of War and War Crimes Trials: A World War II Bibliography


Berry, William A. Prisoner of the Rising Sun. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.

Bird, Tom. American POW's of World War II: Forgotten Men Tell Their Stories. London: Praeger, 1992.

Brackman, Arnold C. The Other Nuremberg: The Untold Story of the Tokyo War Crimes. New York: Morrow, 1987.

Brown, Charles T. Bars from Bilibid Prison. San Antonio, TX: Naylor, 1947.

Brown, Joseph Rust. We Stole to Live. Cape Girardeau, MO: Missourian Litho and Printing, 1982.

Burdick, Charles B. An American Island in Hitler's Reich: The Bad Nauheim Internment Menlo Park, CA: Markgraf Publications Group, 1987.

Coleman, John S. Bataan and Beyond: Memoirs of an American P.O.W. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1978.

Danner, Dorothy Still. What a Way to Spend a War: Navy Nurse POWs in the Philippines. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

Darden, James B. Guests of the Emperor: The Story of Dick Darden. Clinton, NC: Greenhouse Press, 1990.

Daws, Gavan. Prisoners of the Japanese: POW's of World War II in the Pacific. New York: William Morrow, 1994.

Dyess, William Edwin. The Dyess Story: The Eyewitness Account of the Death March from Bataan and the Narrative of Experiences in Japanese Prison Camps and of Eventual Escape. Ed. Charles Leavelle. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1944.

Falk, Stanley F. Bataan: The March of Death. New York: Norton, 1962.

Foy, David A. For You the War is Over: American Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany. New York: Stein and Day, 1984.

Giles, Donald T. Captive of the Rising Sun: The POW Memoirs of Rear Admiral Donald T. Giles, USN. Ed. Donald T. Giles, Jr. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1994.

Hayes, Thomas. Bilibrid Diary: The Secret Notebooks of Commander Thomas Hays, POW, the Phillipines, 1942-45. Ed. A.B. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1987.

Hosoya, C., N. Ando, Y. Onuma, and R. Minear, eds., The Tokyo War Crimes Trial: An International Symposium. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1986.

Jones, Betty B. The December Ship: A Story of Lt. Colonel Arden R. Boellner's Capture in the Phillipines, Imprisonment, and Death on a World War II Japanese Hellship. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1992.

Kaminski, Theresa. Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific. Lawrence KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000.

Kerr, E. Bartlett. Surrender and Survival: The Experience of American POW's in the Pacific, 1941-1945. New York: William Morrow, 1985.

Knox, Donald. Death March: The Survivors of Bataan. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981.

Lael, Richard. The Yamashita Precedent: War Crimes and Command Responsibility. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1982.

La Forte, Robert S. and Ronald E. Marcello eds. Building the Death Railway: The Ordeal of American POWs in Burma, 1942 - 1945. Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1993. [includes accounts by survivors of the cruiser USS Houston (CA-30)].

La Forte, Robert S., Ronald E. Marcello, and Richard L. Himmel eds. With Only the Will to Live: Accounts of Americans in Japanese Prison Camps, 1941-1945. Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1994.

MacKenzie, S. P. "The Treatment of Prisoners of War in World War II." Journal of Modern History 66, no. 3 (September, 1994): 487-520.

Maga, Tim. Judgement at Tokyo: The Japanese War Crimes Trials. Lexington KY: University Press of Kentuky, 2001.

Magnini, Leilani A. Jim's Journey: A Wake Island Civilian POW's Story. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2001. [includes a list of civilian POWs murdered by the Japanese].

Mayer, Dale C. Presidential Libraries Holdings Relating to Prisoners of War and Missing in Action. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1998. OCLC 38276464. [See part 2 which concerns World War II.])

Messimer, Dwight R. Escape. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1994.

Michno, Gregory F. Death on the Hellships: Prisoners at Sea in the Pacific War. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 2001. [contains an appendix of prison ship voyages including ship names, place of origin and destination, date of sailing and duration of voyage, total number of prisoners per voyage, and number of deaths.]

Minear, Richard H. Victors' Justice: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1971.

Moody, Samuel B. and Maury Alley. Reprieve From Hell. New York: Pageant Press, 1961.

Moore, Bob and Kent Fedorowich ed. Prisoners of War and Their Captors in World War II. Washington DC: Berg, 1996.

Pal, Radhabinod. International Military Tribunal for the Far East, Dissentient Judgment. Calcutta: Sanyal & Co., 1953.

Parkinson, James W. and Lee Benson. Soldier Slaves: Abandoned by the White House, Courts, and Congress. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006.

Petak, Joseph A. Never Plan Tomorrow: The Saga of the Bataan Death March and Battle of Corregidor Survivors, 1942-1945. Fullerton, CA: Aquataur, 1991.

Piccigallo, Philip R. The Japanese on Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East, 1945-1951. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979.

Pritchard, R. John and Sonia Magbanau Zaide, eds. The Tokyo War Crimes Trial: The Complete Transcripts of the Proceedings of the International Military for the Far East. (New York: Garland Publishing, 1981.

Reynolds, Gary K. U.S. Prisoners of War and Civilian American Citizens Captured and Interned by Japan in World War II: The Issue of Compensation by Japan. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 2002.

Roling, B.B.A. and C.F. Ruter, eds. The Tokyo Judgment: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Amsterdam: University Press, 1977.

Smith, Bradley. The Road to Nuremberg. New York: Basic Books, 1981.

Smith, Stanley W. Prisoner of the Emperor: An American POW in World War II. Ed. Duane A. Smith. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1991.

Stamp, Loren E. Journey Through Hell: Memoir of a World War II American Navy Medic Captured in the Philippines and Imprisoned by the Japanese. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Co., 1993.

Tanaka, Yuri. Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II. Boulder CO : Westview Press, 1998.

Trial of Japanese War Criminals, Documents: 1. Opening Statement by Joseph B. Keenan, Chief of Counsel, 2. Charter of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, 3. Indictment. Washington: Dept. Of State, 1946. [Appendix D's "Particulars of Breaches," pp. 93-96, lists categories of inhumane treatment of prisoners of war and civilian internees in violation of the Hague and Geneva conventions specifying murder, beatings, torture, ill-treatment, illegal employment, and the rape of female prisoners by members of Japanese forces. Appendix D's Section Ten refers to violations of the Hague Convention such as "Killing enemies, who, having laid down their arms or no longer having means of defense, had surrendered..." Also in regard to the Hague Convention, Section Thirteen refers to "Killing survivors of ships sunk by naval action and crews of captured ships..."].

Waterford, Van. Prisoners of the Japanese in World War II: Statistical History, Personal Narratives, and Memorials Concerning POWs in Camps and on Hellships, Civilian Internees, Asian Slave Laborers, and Others Captured in the Pacific Theater. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 1993.

Weissinger, William J., Jr., Attention Fool: A Houston Crewman Survives the Burma Death Camps. Austin TX: Eakin Press, 1998. [a survivor of the cruiser USS Houston (CA-30)].

Wright, John M. Captured on Corregidor: Diary of an American P.O.W. in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1988.


05 March 2008