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Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements

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

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.

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.

Prison food

Prison food

Mr. Agerbak tells us what the prison food was like while in captivity.

Making our way to Aberdeen

Making our way to Aberdeen

Mr. Agerbak talks about the events that followed after being hit by shrapnel. (Part 3 of 3)

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