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
  • Non-Internee
  • Military
    • Army
    • Navy
    • Marines
    • Guerrillas
    • Bataan & Corregidor
    • POW
    • Liberation/Battle of Manila
  • Fiction
  • All Books

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5 thoughts on “Books and other Print Materials

  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.

  2. My book, NO TIME FOR FEAR, VOICES OF AMERICAN MILITARY NURSES IN WWII, contains a chapter of oral histories of nine Army & Navy nurses at Santo Tomas and Los Banos. Published in 1996 by Michigan State Univ. Press, the book is available in E book, as well as soft cover. Also, there are many fine copies listed on Used-book websites. The InterLibraryLoan dept. of most public & university libraries can find copies. It was my honor to interview these brave women and introduce them to audiences when the book was published. They never forgot the patients of those camps, and some kept in touch over the years with the families.
    Diane Burke Fessler

    • Thanks for your message. Your valuable book will be linked to both our internee database and our references database. The following information will be included: No Time for Fear : Voices of American Military Nurses in World War II, Chapter 3: Japanese internment camps, Philippines, “You don’t know what freedom is until you lose it” (pages 79-103). Contributors were Beatrice E. Chambers, Mary Rose Harrington Nelson, Imogene Kennedy Schmidt, Margaret Alice Nash, Dorothy Scholl Arnold, Dorothy Still Danner, Carrie Edwina Todd, Madeline Marie Ullom and Evelyn Whitlow Greenfield.
      Thanks again and best regards.

  3. You are welcome to list a collection we house at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum – The Julie Hinds Wright Collection includes many materials from the Hinds family’s time in the Philippines, including the Santo Tomas Internment Camp Diary written by Lonnie Hinds.

    Stephanie Lee, Museum Curator

    • Stephanie, thanks for the information regarding the diary of Lonnie Hinds. The next time I get to Chicago I will certainly come for a visit to the Museum.

      Thanks again and regards, Cliff

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