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Surviving and Striving for Normalcy

Title: Surviving and Striving for Normalcy: The Endurance of the Americans of Baguio Interned by the Japanese in the Philippines During World War II.
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Name(s): Morton, Gillian, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2018-12-06
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In December 1941, the Japanese military interned approximately five hundred American and Allied civilians in a camp outside of the Philippine city of Baguio. For three years, this group of internees survived internment together and successfully developed a functioning internment camp community. The internees developed genuine friendships with one of their Japanese commandants, Rokuro Tomibe because he did everything in his power to make life more comfortable for them, and to understand their cultural differences. After their liberation by American forces in February 1945, the internees dispersed. However, for decades afterward, the Baguio internees continued to reunite with one another, and even with Tomibe. These reunions were a testament to the strength of the community and friendships they had developed through internment.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1544155340_cb65aba4 (IID)
Keywords: World War II, civilian internment, The Philippines, Japanese military, U.S. military, Baguio, Camp John Hay, Camp Holmes, Bilibid Prison, Manila
Preferred Citation: Morton, Gillian. "Surviving and Striving for Normalcy: The Endurance of the Americans of Baguio Interned by the Japanese in the Philippines During World War II." Undergraduate Honors thesis, Florida State University, 2018.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1544155340_cb65aba4
Owner Institution: FSU

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Morton, G. (2018). Surviving and Striving for Normalcy: The Endurance of the Americans of Baguio Interned by the Japanese in the Philippines During World War II. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1544155340_cb65aba4