Peter Weston

Untold Suffering

Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese 1942–45


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On Sunday 7 December 1941 Japanese aircraft attacked the American Pacific Fleet as it lay peacefully off its base in Hawaii. The attack sank four battleships, seriously damaged another five, destroyed 130 aircraft, and killed 2,403 servicemen. President Roosevelt declared it was a date ‘that would live in infamy’.

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