Inside the Bataan Death March : Defeat, Travail and Memory
By: Murphy, Kevin C.Material type: BookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015Description: 1 online resource (329 p.).ISBN: 9781476618548.Subject(s): Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942 | Death march survivors | Prisoners of war -- Philippines | Prisoners of war -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, JapaneseGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inside the Bataan Death March : Defeat, Travail and MemoryDDC classification: 940.54/725209599 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Virtue and Vice; 2. An Army's Ethos; 3. An Army Apart; 4. Chaos Meets Kata; 5. The Lens of Memory; 6. Remembering and Forgetting; 7. The Wages of Defeat; 8. Facing Filipinos; 9. Kinds of Kindness; Conclusion; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
For two weeks during the spring of 1942, the Bataan Death March--one of the most widely condemned atrocities of World War II--unfolded. The prevailing interpretation of this event is simple: American prisoners of war suffered cruel treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors while Filipinos, sympathetic to the Americans, looked on. Most survivors wrote their accounts of the March decades after the war and a number of factors distorted their stories. The crucial aspect of memory is central to this study--how it is constructed, by whom and for what purpose. This book questions the prevailing interpretation, reconsiders the actions of all three groups in their cultural contexts and suggests a far greater complexity: Among the conclusions is that violence on the March was largely the result of a clash of cultures--undisciplined, individualistic Americans encountered Japanese who valued order and form, while Filipinos were active, even ambitious participants in the drama.
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