By Hellship to Hiroshima

Terence Kelly

Taken prisoner in Java, Terence Kelly's captivity was full of incident. He was witness to barbaric cruelty, suffering, and atrocious and inhumane conditions. His book reveals more about the psyche of his captors than other similar works. Kelly's account of the A-Bomb attack and the chaos that followed it is fascinating and rare.
Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
56 photos
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781844154036
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$39.95
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526781895
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$29.95
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Overview
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Taken prisoner in Java, Terence Kelly's captivity was full of incident. He was witness to barbaric cruelty and suffering particularly on the journey packed into a filthy cargo ship under atrocious and inhumane conditions.

Once in Japan, he was a slave in the Hitachi shipyards where he got to know other Japanese and learn their language. His book reveals more about the psyche of his captors than other similar works. His Hiroshima camp was unique and was possibly the best camp in which the Japanese held POWs. Many of the inmates were influential men, who knew the Far East and had held important posts. The interaction between POWs and captors was fascinating and his book offers a rare insight into the Japanese character, as unthinkable defeat and humiliation became a reality.

Kelly's account of the A-Bomb attack and the chaos that followed it is fascinating and rare.

About The Author
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Terence Kelly is a former World War II pilot.

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