Prisoner-of-war camp Essays

  • POW Camps: Prisoners Of War

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    POW is short for Prisoners of War. It has been involved for both sides of the war, which are the Allied Power and Central Power. It has said that POW Camps are similar to an internment camp, but was used for civilians. POW Camps were mostly used for soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guards, and airmen, which were more recent than others, of an enemy power that were captured by their enemy after having a armed conflict with each other. Sometimes the camps aren’t that bad, but yet there were still

  • Prisoner Of War In Japanese Camps By Louie Zamperini

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    During World War ll, only 27 % of POWs held in the Japanese Camps did not survive incarceration. Louie Zamperini,however, did, but it wasn't easy for him and the POWs at the camps. Louie Zamperini spent most of his time in World War ll as a POW, or Prisoner Of War in the Japanese camps. While being a prisoner he faced many challenges. American POWs that were held captive by the Japanese in the deadliest camps face dehumanization and isolation in many forms and once enough is enough they resist in

  • Prison Camps Treated By Prisoners In World War II

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    other prisoners from Wake Island. Once he returned, he was never the same, still remembering the things he had gone through and what they had done to him. During World War II, over 140,000 western prisoners of war were captured. The Japanese treated the prisoners however they felt was right and had no respect or mercy towards them. Some prisoners were killed attempting to escape the camps. Many prisoners would get caught by the guards who were guarding the gates. If a guard saw a prisoner attempting

  • Japanese Prisoner Of War Camps In Unbroken, By Louis Zamperini

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    Prisoner of war camps were common during World War II. However, the book Unbroken displays the true horrors that were in the Japanese prisoner of war camps. This book captures the life of Louis Zamperini and tells the horrendous conditions that he and other prisoners faced during their time in the prisons. The Japanese internment camps did not fulfill the purpose of the camp, the treatment of the prisoners that they deserved; also the prisoners were given meaningless jobs to fulfill. The purpose

  • Epigraph Response For The Things They Carried

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    was one of the largest prison camps built during the American Civil War. Located in Georgia, the camp kept thousands of Union soldiers. The majority of them ended up dying from disease, poor sanitation, maturation or were tortured with violence. Even though Andersonville took place during the Civil War, it still reflects the events that occurred in Vietnam. Like the Civil War, there were many prisoners of war (POWs) who were forced to live in camps during the Vietnam War. These captives would die and

  • Prisoners Of War In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

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    The prisoners of War were placed in hundreds of the camps in towns all across the America. The prisoners had their own unique experience. Some of the prisoners enjoyed their time in America. However, There were other prisoners who did not enjoy their time in America they were waiting for the day to come when they could return home to their families. During the wars the prisoners who were sent to POWs camps were treated differently by gender. In other countries prisoners of war were treated

  • Henry Wirz Research Paper

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    Henry Wirz was perhaps one of the most controversial people involved in the Civil War. Many people saw him as a monster, the man responsible for the numerous deaths at the Andersonville Prison, while others thought he was just a scapegoat for the higher-ups, the man blamed for their mistakes. The only man hung for Civil War crimes, Henry Wirz was charged with the slaughter of over 13,000 of the prisoners who were kept in the Andersonville Prison. But where did his story begin? Heinrich Hartman Wirz

  • Unbroken Character Analysis

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    Louie’s actions, but his thoughts as well. These are the three different characteristics of Louie. Determination is something displayed by Louie Zamperini all throughout the novel, from his career as an athlete to his journey in the Japanese prison camps. One part in this book where Louie shows he is determined is when he strives to go to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Instead of trying out for the mile event, he starts training

  • Conformity In Death Of A Salesman And Unbroken

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    face was so swollen that for several days he could barely open his mouth. By Wade's estimate, each man had been punched in the face some 220 times" (Hillenbrand 295). In other words, Louie Zamperini is captured and transported to Naoetsu, a brutal POW camp, where he was subject to frequent beatings such as the aforementioned one. This piece of information holds tremendous relevance as the scene demonstrates the amount of sheer willpower Louie possessed. The whole purpose of the beating was to dehumanize

  • Character Analysis: Life After Star Wars

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    before the war, an Olympic athlete in his prime, had his dreams crushed when the Olympics had been cancelled due to an uprising in the Eastern part of the world. Hitler and his army had invaded Poland, after that Louie was sent to war. He became a military officer and was highly praised because of his past. Then, he was captured by Japan and sent in to many POW camps and was thoroughly interrogated. He just like many other POWs didn’t budge, and was beaten for it. Also, after the war had ended and

  • Optimism In Unbroken

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    According to google prisoners of war are people who have been captured and imprisoned by the enemy in war. The Law says prisoners are treated with respect and dignity. Some people don’t follow the law which may lead them into beating, starving and making them work. Louie was a fractious child who had turned into something great, an Olympic athlete. Later, he had went into the war and fought for his country. During a rescue mission, his plane had crashed and almost everyone died except for Louie,Mac

  • How Is Helen Keller Portrayed In Laura Hillenbrand's Book Unbroken

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    determined Louis Zamperini represented Helen Keller’s words when he survived his 47 day journey stranded on the raft and arrived at the island of Kwajalein. He still maintained the strength to travel on the island and endure the beatings from camp officials at the POW camps. In the beginning of his life, Louie’s delinquent behavior had him running around the town taking things right out from under people’s feet, but Louie thought that stealing and giving away his earnings to the people in the community

  • Unbroken Book Report

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    Laura Hillenbrand Louis “Louie” Zamperini had partaken in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Not long after Louie had competed in the games he had continued on his path to success to join the U.S. Air Forces in 1940, right around when World War II had begun. When Louie and his fellow crew members were flying over the Pacific Ocean in their B-24D Army Air Forces bomber one day in May of 1943, they had crashed into the ocean due to two engine failures. After crashing into the Pacific there were

  • Character Analysis: A Courageousness And Rebellious Survivor

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    One day, Louie’s brother, Pete, encouraged Louie to become a runner because of his sheer speed. Louie then started to run and broke many records and even went to the Olympics for the USA in 1936. Louie’s future was looking great until a guerilla war erupted between the United States and Japan. Japan then canceled the 1940 Olympics in

  • Weakness Of Character In Laura Hillenbrand's 'Unbroken'

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    Einstein, once said, “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character”. In Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken, Louie demonstrates the importance of these words with his confident personality. Through fighting in the war, getting stranded at sea, and being tortured in prison camps, Louie still remained strong and hopeful. If it wasn’t for his confident personality, he may not have made it through these trials. A delinquent from a young age, if Louis put his mind to something, he couldn’t be

  • Book Report On Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand

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    Hillenbrand, the protagonist, Louie Zamperini was exposed to a horrifying experience of being in a Japanese POW camp. A POW camp is a containment area meant to hold enemy combatants in time of war. These camps were all run differently, but in the prisoners in Japanese camps were badly mistreated. Louie was in multiple POW camps during the war after his crash in the pacific. The first camp was located on a native island called Kwajalein. “Louie had been on Kwajalein for about a week when his cell door

  • Pros And Cons Of Japanese War Camps

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    Rough Draft Japanese POW Camps The Japanese prisoner of war camps were prisons ran by savages, with no rules. These camps were built for soldiers that surrendered in World War Two, and lasted until the end of the war. These camps were ran by savages that saw us less than dogs, and treated people worse than the Germans did. "There were many indeed who became so demoralized that they abandoned every tenet of personal integrity, honor, loyalty, and the accepted standards of human behavior.” (Gregory

  • Bergen-Belsen Research Paper

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    concentration camps there were during Hitler’s terrible reign over Germany and Europe. He produced these concentration camps, and they were designed to make Jews suffer. There were many concentration camps during this reign, but Bergen-Belsen was one of the worst. Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was used as a holding camp for the Jewish prisoners. The camp was divided into eight sections, a detention camp, two women’s camps, a special camp, neutrals camps, “star” camp (mainly Dutch prisoners who wore

  • Function Of The Narrator In Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse

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    in which events are related to the reader. In the limitations imposed by the view presented to the reader, the narrator is able to address the issues and concerns of the novel. In Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5, the narrator deals with the concepts of war, time, and truth by creating different layers of reality that question the notions with which the reader views the world. In Slaughterhouse 5, the narrative perspective seems to shift throughout the novel. In the opening

  • The Shoe Horn Sonata Analysis

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    The general setting used throughout the storyboard was the TV studio in Melbourne, Belalau prisoner of war camp, Sumatra prisoner of war camp, the Melbourne hotel room, Singapore, Radji Beach in Banka Island and the South China Sea. These locations were used thoroughly in the storyboard to get across the images, as this is where most of the action had taken place over the course of the war. The setting promotes the audience to watch the play as it contrasts between the several places the