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The battle behind bars : Navy and Marine POWs in the Vietnam War / Stuart I. Rochester.

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Author/Creator:
Rochester, Stuart I., 1945-
Publication:
Washington, DC : Naval History & Heritage Command, Dept. of the Navy, 2010.
Series:
U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War
U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
67 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons, Vietnamese.
United States. Navy -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
United States. Marine Corps -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Psychology.
Prisoners of war -- Vietnam -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Prisoners of war -- Vietnam -- Psychology.
Summary:
From the Publisher: The unconventional nature of the war and the unforgiving environment of Southeast Asia inflicted special hardships on the Vietnam-era POWs, whether they spent captivity in the jungles of the South, or the jails of the North. This book describes their experiences-the similarities and the differences-and how the POWs coped with untreated wounds and other malaises, systematic torture, and boredom. The creative strategies they devised to stay fit, track time, resist the enemy, communicate with one another, and adhere to a chain of command attest to the high standards of conduct in captivity that so distinguish the POWs of the Vietnam War.
Contents:
Prologue
Chronicle of the captivity
Resistance
Punishment
Coping
Relief and release
Sidebars
Marine Captain Donald Cook
Prisoner of war camps in North Vietnam
Tap code
Most extraordinary POW in North Vietnam
Indoctrination: torturing the mind
POW medical care by the enemy
Author
Acknowledgments
Suggested reading.
Notes:
Shipping list no.: 2011-0084-P.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 67).
Contributor:
Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.)
ISBN:
9780945274612 (alk. paper)
0945274610 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
458583708
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