Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sep

23

1942

Japanese treatment of attempted escapees

American POW of Japs giving his buddy a drink at Cabanatuan prison camp on the Philippines.

The amazing thing was the ability of the three men to stay alive, if indeed they were still alive at the end of the second day of this treatment — they were battered beyond recognition, with the ear of one prisoner hanging down to his shoulder. I think we all prayed for the men during this ordeal. I know I did. And I am sure all of us said a prayer of relief when the Japanese finally cut the men down and took them away for execution. Two of the men were shot. The third was beheaded.