Stolen Childhoods

Stolen Childhoods

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The extraordinary stories of the children interned by the Japanese during the Second World War. When the Japanese entered the war in 1941, some 20, 000 British civilians in the European colonies in Asia were rounded up and marched off to concentration camps where they were to remain for three long years. Over 3, 000 of them were children. This is the first time their extraordinary experiences of suffering, endurance and bravery have been collected together. STOLEN CHILDHOODS offers a window to a forgotten era and explores what happened when that world was brutally and suddenly shattered. Living on what effectively became the frontline of a war, in daily contact with an enemy whose values were totally alien, they witnessed acts of shocking violence. Harrowing, but ultimately uplifting, internment from a child's perspective is a complex - and untold - story. It is a story that features horror, suffering and self-sacrifice, but also celebrates the resilience, adaptability and irrepressibility of the human spirit.Among them were British children a€“ nearly 4, 000 under the age of eighteen. ... They were pitchforked into the adult world of the prison camp where they were no longer protected from anything. They may have ... They were fed filthy food not fit for dogs a€“ rotting vegetables and rice thick with grubs and cockroach excreta.


Title:Stolen Childhoods
Author: Nicola Tyrer
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-06-09
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