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作者 Oliver, Lizzie, author
書名 Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway : narratives of history and memory / Lizzie Oliver
出版項 London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
國際標準書號 9781350024120 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  D805.I55 O45 2018    處理中    30560400651235
說明 xix, 169 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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系列 War, culture and society
War, culture and society
附註 "Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway is the first book to detail the experiences of British former prisoners of war (POWs) who were forced to construct a railway across Sumatra during the Japanese occupation. It is also the first study to be undertaken of the life-writing of POWs held captive by the Japanese during the Second World War, and the transgenerational responses in Britain to this period of captivity. This book brings to light previously unpublished materials, including: · Exceptionally rare and detailed diaries, notebooks and letters from the railway · Memoirs from Sumatra, including detailed recollections and post-war statements written by key personnel on the railway, such as Medical Officers and interpreters · Remarkable original artwork created by POWs on Sumatra · Contemporaneous photographs taken inside the camps Employing theories of life-writing, memory and war representation, including transgenerational transmission, Lizzie Oliver focuses particularly on what these documents can tell us about how former POWs tried to share, preserve and make sense of their experiences. It is a wholly original study that is of great value to Second World War scholars and anyone interested in 20th-century Southeast Asian history or war and memory. "-- Provided by publisher
"An exploration of the prisoner of war experience on the Sumatra railway, and its legacy, through the life-writing of those who survived"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Preface : The Man in the Photograph -- 1. Building the Sumatra Railway -- 2. Writing the Sumatra Railway -- 3. Guard Your Tongue -- 4. The Body of the Prisoner -- 5. Aftermath -- Appendix: Research Resources -- Bibliography -- Index
主題 World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Indonesia -- Sumatra
Prisoners of war -- Indonesia -- Sumatra
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, British
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
Indonesia -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945
Railroads -- Indonesia -- Sumatra
HISTORY / Asia / Japan. bisacsh
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia. bisacsh
HISTORY / Military / World War II. bisacsh
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain. bisacsh
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. bisacsh
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