The December Ship: A Story of Lt. Col. Arden R. Boellner’s Capture in the Philippines, Imprisonment, and Death on a…

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The December Ship: A Story of Lt. Col. Arden R. Boellner's Capture in the Philippines, Imprisonment, and Death on a World War II Japanese Hellship

On December 14, 1944, the Oryoku Maru, or "December Ship," was attacked by planes of the U.S. Navy, who had no way of knowing 1,619 Allied POWs were on board. One of those prisoners was then-Lieutenant Arden R. Boellner. Through letters, documents, and interviews with survivors, this is an account of Lt. Colonel Boellner's World War II tour of duty, his capture at Mindanao, life in Japanese POW camps in the Philippines, and the horrors of the "December Ship" that led to his death. Numerous photographs, some published for the first time, show life inside the camps.

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Japan Pacific Theater Prisoners of War War Crimes The December Ship: A Story of Lt. Col. Arden R. Boellner's Capture in the Philippines, Imprisonment, and Death on a World War II Japanese Hellship On December 14, 1944, the Oryoku Maru, or "December Ship," was attacked by planes of the U.S. Navy, who had no way of knowing 1,619 Allied POWs were on board. One of those prisoners was then-Lieutenant Arden R. Boellner. Through letters, documents, and interviews with survivors, this is an account of Lt. Colonel Boellner's World War II tour of duty, his capture at Mindanao, life in Japanese POW camps in the Philippines, and the horrors of the "December Ship" that led to his death. Numerous photographs, some published for the first time, show life inside the camps. $19.99 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41G5OACP6eL._SL160_.jpg
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