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Stories categorised in 'Civilian Internment'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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Experiences as a German and Japanese Civilian Prisoner of War, from 10th May, 1942, to 14th September, 1945

He stated that, if the authorities in Berlin know as much about the Japanese as the Germans did in...

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