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Shooting Myself in the Mirror

Shooting Myself in the Mirror

In pursuit of a sniper, Mr. Bembridge shares his story of shooting his own image through a wall sized mirror, believing he had captured the enemy.

Giving Bombs for a Promise

Giving Bombs for a Promise

With very little fighting power at Mount Nicholson, Mr. Bembridge is supplied with bombs from a young Chinese boy.

Reflections on his Survival

Reflections on his Survival

Mr. Devouge describes how a full moon over the POW camp would leave him homesick, and reflects on those who weren't lucky enough to return home as he had.

Coming Home

Coming Home

Mr. Devouge first describes his trip home to Canada and goes on to discuss the lingering effects of beri-beri.

Rescued by the Americans

Rescued by the Americans

Mr. Devouge describes the American food drop in his camp, and resisting the urge to overeat. He also talks about being able to finally delouse his living quarters, seeing a concert at a local school and finally departing the camp by train.

Radio in a Wooden Leg

Radio in a Wooden Leg

Mr. Devouge describes a unique hiding place for a radio.

Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements

Mr. Devouge discusses his inadequate rations, and goes on to describe two situations where Japanese civilians risked giving him food.

Self Defense at the Foundry

Self Defense at the Foundry

Mr. Devouge describes his work environment at the foundry. He then describes being assaulted with a shovel by a Japanese worker.

Tough Medicine

Tough Medicine

Mr. Devouge describes first contracting diphtheria and then beri beri and the therapy he received.

Mistreatment by Japanese guards

Mistreatment by Japanese guards

Mr. Devouge describes being forced to stand outside all night in the rain, alongside of wounded on stretchers. He also references the rape and murder of the hospital's nurses.

Battle of Hong Kong Details

Battle of Hong Kong Details

Mr. Devouge describes demolishing a bridge to slow the Japanese advance, threatening to shoot one of his officers who was firing on his own men, and eventually surrendering and burying the dead.

Wherever You Send Me Is Fine

Wherever You Send Me Is Fine

Mr. Devouge discusses his willingness to serve wherever he was asked to do so, and subsequently making the voyage to Hong Kong.

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