Essays Tagged: "Prisoner of war"

Prisoners of War in World War II

'PRISONERS OF WAR'Dear: The International Red CrossI am writing a letter to you today to mention how ... tion how the prisoners of war were treated throughout the second world war.If you have never been a Prisoner of War (POW), you are extremely lucky. The prisoners of war during the World War II, (1939- ... o go to war, but forthose men who did, and for those who survived as POWs will always regret it.The Prisoners of War were kept in concentration camps, where it was day to day constant dying and suffer ...

(2 pages) 89 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Title: A different War: Hart's War An analysis of a recent movie that takes place in a EPW camp during WW2. involves a court marshal. quite historially accurite movie(setting/conditions)

A Different War: Hart's WarIn some ways, Hart's War appears like just another WW2 prisoner of war movie genre that has given us classics like The Great Escape and Stalag 17 (not to m ... il he gives up the location of a fuel dump. After that, he is shipped to Stalag VIA, where the U.S. prisoners of war are led by Colonel William McNamara (Bruce Willis), under the watchful eye of SS Ma ... lves, rather than force-feeding us like George Tillman Jr. did with Men of Honor. At the top of the prisoners' pecking order is Col. William McNamara. Bruce Willis, in a fine, understated turn, portra ...

(3 pages) 66 0 3.9 Jul/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Making friends with the enemy. Is it wrong to associate with prisoners of war that are from the other side?

An American surgeon is preparing to perform an amputation on a prisoner in Cuba. This is a very vital operation, and can be very hard on a person emotionally as we ... is a very vital operation, and can be very hard on a person emotionally as well as physically. The prisoner asks the doctor if he will sit and have tea after the surgery with him. For some reason, th ... is small favor. I read this assignment, and I was utterly disgusted by it. For no reason should any prisoner of war, especially after the devastation that took place on September 11th 2001, have any f ...

(3 pages) 33 1 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Whats in a name? The grapes of wrath title explained.

ulia and her husband became part of the U.S. sanitary commission for the sanitary conditions in the Prisoner of War camps. She visited many Prison camps along with many Union Army camps. While visitin ...

(4 pages) 60 0 2.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Chiefs Daughter" by Rosemary Sutcliff

tcliff I came across a very surprising event. In this selection, a young Indian girl meets an Irish prisoner and when a stream that brings many important resources to the tribe, begins to dry up, thei ... , begins to dry up, their relationship is put on the line.I didn't understand why, if the boy was a prisoner of war, did Nessan's tribe allow him to wonder all over without anybody accompanying him. I ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Night of a Thousand Suicides" by Teruhiko Asada

ed on actual events "A Night of a Thousand Suicides" by Teruhiko Asada, took place in an Australian prisoner of war camp, during World War II. The story involves captured Japanese soldiers planning an ... he Japanese to continue their revolt. As a result, the Australians were forced to kill the escaping prisoners. The actions of the Australians were that of people who valued human life. They did what w ...

(3 pages) 23 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Can morality be found in POW camps?

When asking the question can morality be found in Prisoner of War (POW) camps the first thing I did was go to the Internet to find sources that might ... et to find sources that might tell me what or if there are any rules pertaining to the treatment of prisoners in POW camps. From my research I found a website titled and this web ... ar and POW camps. It went into great detail on the rules of warfare and the acceptable treatment of prisoners in POW camps.The first thing that I would like to talk about is war. The reality of war is ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Vietnam War compared to World War II

d women are not only killed, but how many of them are unaccounted for, missing in battle, and taken prisoner. In both wars, prisoners were taken and held as POW's. A POW, or prisoner of war, is a "per ... en by) the enemy in time of war." Nations have signed agreements concerning the humane treatment of prisoners of war. In World War II and the Vietnam War, American POW's were treated badly, the guidel ...

(11 pages) 110 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Friendship Amongst Enemies: Summer of My German Soldier

greater love in this here world than that.", she was talking about Anton who came to the U.S. as a prisoner of war, and he was supposed to be Patty's enemy, but instead he became her best friend, and ...

(3 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short Essay Answers on Native American Works and Authors

e Americans. The main character in Silko's Ceremony has just returned from World War II as a former prisoner of war. The rest of the book deals with his painful memories of the war.2.The contemporary ...

(1 pages) 77 4 1.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slaugther House Five- A Book review on this exciting and fun book.

book to read as it relates science fiction to world war II era. The author, Kurt Vonnegut who was a prisoner of war as an American and witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Although the book can be co ...

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mairead Farrell: IRA Member, Female Prisoner/Hunger Striker and the Treatment of Women Prisoners in Armagh Jail

iker's family ( In 1980-81, the offender to the Republican prisoners was the British government under Margaret Thatcher. What all Republican prisoners, male an ... ican prisoners, male and female, wanted were five demands falling under special status of political Prisoner of War. These demands were: The right to wear their own clothing, the right not to do priso ...

(7 pages) 24 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Essay topic- How does the text Shoe Horn Sonata evoke the essence of human spirit?

Shoe-Horn Sonata' is concerned with the incarceration of women and children while held captive in a prisoner of war camp by the Japanese. Misto uses this play not only to enlighten us to one of histor ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Andrew Jackson a true hero.

lutionary War. His strength of character showed itself at a young age as he defied his captors as a prisoner of war. With his reputation as a man of strong character, he was fondly nick-named "Old-Hic ...

(2 pages) 36 1 1.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers


POW, or prisoner of war, is a person captured by the enemy during a war. MIA, or missing in action, is a per ... put into slavery. This was finished in 1648, at the end of The Thirty Years War. It was ruled that prisoners were released without ransom. During the American Civil War, a German US political reforme ... War, a German US political reformer Francis Lieber drafted the first set of regulations concerning prisoners during wartime.After millions of prisoners were killed during WWII, the Geneva Convention ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Discuss the various techniques John Misto's uses to present the central themes within his play 'The Shoe Horn Sonata'

lay 'The Shoe Horn Sonata' is attributed to those Australian women who were incinerated in Japanese prisoner of war camps during the war. In his play, Misto conveys a sense of survival during the hard ... war whereby the Japanese soldiers never disclosed the location of the camp where the women held as prisoners of war. This secrecy to the allies is shown along with all the war crimes committed.John M ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.5 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Philosophical Analysis of Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning"

man existence. He uses his own personal experiences to draw conclusions about human nature. While a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, Frankl witnessed the horrors of dehumanization daily. As a neu ... in one's relationships with others is critical. Frankl states that the most painful part of being a prisoner of war was the injustice of it all. The pain of physical beatings, starvation and the uncer ...

(4 pages) 95 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Kurt Vonnegut

was asked to leave he joined the Army. On December 14th, 1944, Kurt Vonnegut became a German Prisoner of War. He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. During this time he was sent to Dre ... On February 13th, 1945 Allied forces fire bombed Dresden Killing 135,000 people. Vonnegut and other Prisoners of War witnessed the massacre. The POW's survived the bombing as they waited it out deep i ...

(1 pages) 348 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Civil War Prisons

n debt. Federal troops had more food, more medical supplies, and more manpower to help care for the prisoners. Never the less, each side had deplorable conditions in their prisoner of war camps.Southe ... ocal railroad stations. Yet in its final years in operation the guards wouldn¡¯t let the prisoners venture to the ¡°sink¡± after lights out for security reasons a pra ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers

A Hot Spot And A Cold Situation

ature to relate their stories. One Day, a story about a man named Ivan Denisovich who is an escaped prisoner of war but is accused of being a spy for the Germans, is put in a forced labor camp in the ... or taking two steps forward, two steps back." (p. 121) The cold was so unbearable that every prisoner who was out waiting for the guards were in constant motion, trying to keep warm. Shukhov is ...

(6 pages) 6 0 1.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers