The Resource Belly of the beast : a POW's inspiring true story of faith, courage, and survival aboard the infamous WWII Japanese hell ship Oryoku Maru, Judith L. Pearson, (ebook)

Belly of the beast : a POW's inspiring true story of faith, courage, and survival aboard the infamous WWII Japanese hell ship Oryoku Maru, Judith L. Pearson, (ebook)

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Belly of the beast : a POW's inspiring true story of faith, courage, and survival aboard the infamous WWII Japanese hell ship Oryoku Maru
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Belly of the beast
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a POW's inspiring true story of faith, courage, and survival aboard the infamous WWII Japanese hell ship Oryoku Maru
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Judith L. Pearson
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eng
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On December 13, 1944, POW Estel Myers was herded aboard the Japanese prison ship, the Oryoku Maru, with more than 1,600 other American captives. More than 1,100 of them would be dead by journey's end... The son of a Kentucky sharecropper and an enlistee in the Navy's medical corps, Myers arrived in Manila shortly before the bombings of Pearl Harbor and the other six targets of the Imperial Japanese military. While he and his fellow corpsmen tended to the bloody tide of soldiers pouring into their once peaceful Naval hospital, the Japanese overwhelmed the Pacific islands, capturing 78,000 POWs by April 1942. Myers was one of the first captured. After a brutal three-year encampment, Myers and his fellow POWs were forced onto an enemy hell ship bound for Japan. Suffocation, malnutrition, disease, dehydration, infestation, madness, and simple despair claimed the lives of nearly three quarters of those who boarded "the beast." Myers survived. A compelling account of a rarely recorded event in military history, this is more than Estel Myers' true story-this is an homage to the unfailing courage of men at war, an inspiring chronicle of self-sacrifice and endurance, and a tribute to the power of faith, the strength of the soul, and the triumph of the human spirit
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Pearson, Judith L
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940.54/7252
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non fiction
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  • Myers, Estel Browning
  • Oryoku Maru (Prison ship)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War crimes
  • Electronic books
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Belly of the beast : a POW's inspiring true story of faith, courage, and survival aboard the infamous WWII Japanese hell ship Oryoku Maru, Judith L. Pearson, (ebook)
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9781626812918
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Belly of the beast : a POW's inspiring true story of faith, courage, and survival aboard the infamous WWII Japanese hell ship Oryoku Maru, Judith L. Pearson, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781626812918
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12212458
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remote
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12212458
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MWT12212458
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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