The Prisoner-of-War Experience

David R. Bush

in I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037448
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042305 | DOI:
The Prisoner-of-War Experience

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This chapter explores how the individual prisoner-of-war (POW) experience is crucial in developing stronger, humane treatment of POW. The accounts that Wesley provided through the historic and archaeological records from Johnson's Island demonstrate his struggle with regaining aspects of his lost freedom. The chapter asks the question of whether humane or inhumane treatment truly affected Wesley's struggle to survive and capture some of his lost freedoms.

Keywords: multivocal; multidisciplinary; inhumane treatment; humane treatment

Chapter.  4836 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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