Books and other Print Materials

There have been thousands of books written on World War II. For this site, we have selected books that pertain mainly to the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. To further aid users, the books have been categorized into different “perspectives” so that people can more readily find items of interest.

Perspectives (These links are not yet active):

  • Internee
  • Filipino
  • Missionaries & Clergy
  • Medical (doctors and nurses)
  • Japanese
  • Military
    • Army
    • Navy
    • Marines
    • Bataan & Corregidor
    • POW
    • Liberation/Battle of Manila
  • Fiction
  • All Books

Collections of Papers by Internees and their Locations:


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  1. If interested my mother’s book about our internment might be listed. “Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences” ( Sunbury Press, Camp Hill, PA and available on Amazon as a paperback and on Kindel) is the story of out three year internment in a Japanese concentration camp in Baguio (Camp John Hay, Camp Holmes and finally Bilibid). My parents were Church of the Brethren missionaries. Their tale of replacing murdered missionaries in China in 1940 and their subsequent imprisonment was aptly written into this memoir by Helen Angeny. Their internment included hunger as well as humor, frustration as well as joy, and threats as well as miracles. It also included the birth of their first child soon after imprisonment. The story ended well for the 500 civilian internees but only after MacArthur’s troops accidentally come upon this POW group which had been previously unknown to the US government. Helen Angeny’s reflections as well as her soul are revealed in this thought provoking historical narrative. The book includes photos and 17 sketches by the author.

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