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By Brigadier General Lewis Beebe,John M. Beebe,Stanley L. Falk

A never-before-published account of the adventure of an American officer by the hands of eastern captors, Prisoner of the emerging Sun bargains new proof of the therapy accorded officials and indicates how the Corregidor prisoners fared in comparison with the ill-fated Bataan captives.

When jap plane struck airfields within the Philippines on December eight, 1941, Col. Lewis C. Beebe used to be Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s leader provide officer. Promoted to brigadier common, he may turn into leader of employees for common Wainwright in early March, 1942. From his privileged vantage aspect, Beebe saved diary documents of the japanese invasion of the Philippines, their improve to Manila and seize of the Bataan Peninsula, and their attack on Corregidor. On may perhaps 6, jap troops assaulted Corregidor and secured the island in below twelve hours. Beebe was once between these captured and held prisoner till the top of the battle within the Pacific, greater than 4 years later.

During his captivity, Beebe controlled to maintain a diary during which he recorded the quite benign therapy he and his fellow officials got (at least compared to the awful stipulations defined within the better-known debts of much less high-ranking POWs held by way of the japanese elsewhere). He stories on bad rations, below enough treatment, and box paintings in camps within the Philippines, on Taiwan, and in Manchuria. He additionally describes the occasionally grasping and egocentric habit of his fellow captives, in addition to a lighter part of camp existence that incorporated paintings on a singular, making a song, POW live shows, and crimson go visits. His philosophy demanded that captivity might be borne with optimism and self-respect.

Annotation and an epilogue by way of normal Beebe’s son, Rev. John M. Beebe, upload information about his army profession, and an informative creation through historian Stanley L. Falk areas the diary within the context of the wider American event of captivity by the hands of the japanese. The diary itself not just presents new information of the remedy of officials by way of the japanese military, but in addition deals a glimpse into the psyche of 1 of the contributors of the best iteration who remodeled his captivity by utilizing it to tackle what used to be most vital in life.

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