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Thoughts on Japan

Thoughts on Japan

Mr. Golden describes having no animosity towards the people of Japan in general. He does, however, harbor grievances against those who executed four North Point escapees, and those who denied prisoners access to Red Cross parcels and mail from home.

Cigarette Addiction

Cigarette Addiction

Mr. Golden discusses how addictive cigarettes eventually became to the prisoners, to the extent that even the malnourished and seriously ill would trade food for smokes.

Poor Rations

Poor Rations

Mr. Golden describes a basic diet of weevil infested rice and vegetable green 'soup'. Supplements included oddities such as octopus, fish heads, and on one occasion, very unusual 'turkey'.

Hong Kong was not a Reign of Terror.

Hong Kong was not a Reign of Terror.

Mr. Golden contradicts the opinion of many POW's that there was a reign of terror in North Point and Sham Shui Po camps. He does, however, reiterate the claims of filth, disease, malnutrition and neglect.

A Diary and the Fear of Death

A Diary and the Fear of Death

Mr. Golden discusses keeping an illegal diary. His secret is discovered by the Japanese, the diary confiscated, and he lives in fear for his life for several days before realizing there will be no repercussions.

An Uninformed Intelligence Officer

An Uninformed Intelligence Officer

Mr. Golden, as an Intelligence Officer, describes having received no information about the enemy's movements or intentions until one day prior to their attack.

Final thoughts

Final thoughts

Mr. Agerbak reflects on the feeling he has still about the Japanese.

The War is Over

The War is Over

Mr. Agerbak recalls the day the war ended and how leaflets were dropped by American airplanes.

American Firebombing

American Firebombing

Mr. Agerbak recalls seeing an American plane shot down during a firebombing raid.

Sewing machine repairman

Sewing machine repairman

Mr. Agerbak talks about being a repairman for Singer sewing machine while in camp.

Traveling to Japan

Traveling to Japan

Mr. Agerbak tells of the conditions aboard the ship from Hong Kong to Japan.

The look of Them

The look of Them

Mr Law talks about some pictures that he had sent to him from that time in his life.

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