Island of Barbed Wire

And even now the question remains - was the policy of internment ever justified? Island of Barbed Wire was the first thorough examination into one of the more controversial happenings of World War Two.

Author: Connery Chappell

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

ISBN: 9780719824432

Category: History

Page: 192

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At the start of the Second World War there were estimated to be 75,000 'enemy aliens' living in Britain, each a potential security risk. To screen these, Enemy Alien Tribunals were set up, with the first tribunal judging only 569 cases serious enough to warrant internment. The Isle of man was chosen as somewhere secure enough to hold them. But when Italy entered the war in 1940, the tribunals' workload grew and, by the end of the year, the number of enemy aliens on the island had risen to 14,000. Who were these internees? How did they cope with being interned? Did any try to escape? What was daily life like inside the camps? How great a risk did they really pose? With the use of diaries, newspapers and personal testimonies, Island of Barbed Wire looks at the selection, arrival, living conditions and, ultimately, repatriation, of the internees. Their lives and the live of the Manx people they came into contact with would never be the same when this popular holiday isle was transformed into an internment camp for the duration of the war. And even now the question remains - was the policy of internment ever justified? Island of Barbed Wire was the first thorough examination into one of the more controversial happenings of World War Two.

A New History of the Isle of Man The modern period 1830 1999

By the summer of 1939 Isle of Man Air Services were flying from Ronaldsway ... 110 ] Connery Chappell , Island of Barbed Wire ( London , 1984 ) , 20 . and ...

Author: Richard Chiverrell

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853237263

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This study of the Isle of Man surveys all aspects of its history, from the evolution of the landscape to coverage of the political, constitutional, economic, labour, social and cultural developments in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Life Behind Barbed Wire

Yasutaro Soga’s Life behind Barbed Wire (Tessaku seikatsu) is an exceptional firsthand account of the incarceration of a Hawai‘i Japanese during World War II. On the evening of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Soga, the editor of a Japanese ...

Author: Yasutaro Soga

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824820336

Category: History

Page: 272

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Yasutaro Soga’s Life behind Barbed Wire (Tessaku seikatsu) is an exceptional firsthand account of the incarceration of a Hawai‘i Japanese during World War II. On the evening of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Soga, the editor of a Japanese-language newspaper, was arrested along with several hundred other prominent Issei ( Japanese immigrants) in Hawai‘i. After being held for six months on Sand Island, Soga was transferred to an Army camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and later to a Justice Department camp in Santa Fe. He would spend just under four years in custody before returning to Hawai‘i in the months following the end of the war. Most of what has been written about the detention of Japanese Americans focuses on the Nisei experience of mass internment on the West Coast—largely because of the language barrier immigrant writers faced. This translation, therefore, presents us with a rare Issei voice on internment, and Soga’s opinions challenge many commonly held assumptions about Japanese Americans during the war regarding race relations, patriotism, and loyalty. Although centered on one man’s experience, Life behind Barbed Wire benefits greatly from Soga’s trained eye and instincts as a professional journalist, which allowed him to paint a larger picture of those extraordinary times and his place in them. The Introduction by Tetsuden Kashima of the University of Washington and Foreword by Dennis Ogawa of the University of Hawai‘i provide context for Soga’s recollections based on the most current scholarship on the Japanese American internment.

Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941 45

Anti-personnel obstacles were mainly made of barbed wire, stakes, and posts. Anti-vehicle and anti-boat obstacles were more robust, comprising concrete and ...

Author: Gordon L. Rottman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849080002

Category: History

Page: 64

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The prolonged and bloody fighting for control of the Japanese occupied Pacific islands in World War II is a key point in 20th-century warfare. No two islands were alike in the systems and nature of their defensive emplacements, and local improvization and command preferences affected both materials used and defensive models. This title details the establishment, construction and effectiveness of Japanese temporary and semi-permanent crew-served weapons positions and individual and small-unit fighting positions. Integrated obstacles and minefields, camouflage and the changing defensive principles are also covered.

Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War

This book focuses on the numerous examples of creativity produced by POWs and civilian internees during their captivity, including: paintings, cartoons, craftwork, needlework, acting, musical compositions, magazine and newspaper articles, ...

Author: Gilly Carr

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136322365

Category: History

Page: 328

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This book focuses on the numerous examples of creativity produced by POWs and civilian internees during their captivity, including: paintings, cartoons, craftwork, needlework, acting, musical compositions, magazine and newspaper articles, wood carving, and recycled Red Cross tins turned into plates, mugs and makeshift stoves, all which have previously received little attention. The authors of this volume show the wide potential of such items to inform us about the daily life and struggle for survival behind barbed wire. Previously dismissed as items which could only serve to illustrate POW memoirs and diaries, this book argues for a central role of all items of creativity in helping us to understand the true experience of life in captivity. The international authors draw upon a rich seam of material from their own case studies of POW and civilian internment camps across the world, to offer a range of interpretations of this diverse and extraordinary material.

Life Behind Barbed Wire

Internees from Other Islands and Identification Numbers While I was staying at the Immigration Office, possibly on February 15, a spoon disappeared from the ...

Author: Yasutaro Soga

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824863357

Category: History

Page: 274

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Yasutaro Soga’s Life behind Barbed Wire (Tessaku seikatsu) is an exceptional firsthand account of the incarceration of a Hawai‘i Japanese during World War II. On the evening of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Soga, the editor of a Japanese-language newspaper, was arrested along with several hundred other prominent Issei ( Japanese immigrants) in Hawai‘i. After being held for six months on Sand Island, Soga was transferred to an Army camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and later to a Justice Department camp in Santa Fe. He would spend just under four years in custody before returning to Hawai‘i in the months following the end of the war. Most of what has been written about the detention of Japanese Americans focuses on the Nisei experience of mass internment on the West Coast—largely because of the language barrier immigrant writers faced. This translation, therefore, presents us with a rare Issei voice on internment, and Soga’s opinions challenge many commonly held assumptions about Japanese Americans during the war regarding race relations, patriotism, and loyalty. Although centered on one man’s experience, Life behind Barbed Wire benefits greatly from Soga’s trained eye and instincts as a professional journalist, which allowed him to paint a larger picture of those extraordinary times and his place in them. The Introduction by Tetsuden Kashima of the University of Washington and Foreword by Dennis Ogawa of the University of Hawai‘i provide context for Soga’s recollections based on the most current scholarship on the Japanese American internment.

Bolt Action Campaign Mariana Palau Islands

Originally developed in the mid-nineteenth century, many of the early barbed wire designs were intended as a measure to control farm animals or deter wild ...

Author: Warlord Games

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472838988

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was intended to facilitate the recapture of the Philippines and to provide bases for the bombing of the Japanese mainland. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to recreate the fierce battles of Saipan, Peleliu, Guam, and many others. With new, linked scenarios, rules, troop types, and Theatre Selectors, this book provides plenty of options for both novice and veteran players alike.

Bastions and Barbed Wire

TONY POLLARD & IAIN BANKS Abstract In August 2001, a programme of survey and trial excavation was carried out on the island of Inchkeith in the Firth of ...

Author: Tony Pollard

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004173606

Category: History

Page: 250

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Various papers on the archaeology of conflict, including battlefield archaeology. The main focus of the volume is confinement, as expressed by a wide variety of contexts. Most obviously these include Nazi concentration camps, which are in need of credible archaeological attention (the editorial points out the dangers of the misappropriation of archaeological and scientific techniques by Holocaust deniers). Other forms of confinement are examined in papers focussing on the archaeology of island defences and siege sites, with the sieges of Leith from 1650 and of Fort William from 1646 both recently being subject to archaeological investigation. Other contributions include a study of shell holes and field defences from the battle of the Bulge (1944).

Gorodomlya Island

Gorodomlya Island was encircled entirely by barbedwire fences that were constantly patrolled by armed guards and by watchdogs.

Author: Werner Albring

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783743132252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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On 22 October 1946, the Red Army deported renowned German aerodynamicist Werner Albring and a group of other leading rocket scientists with their families to the small remote Gorodomlya Island in Lake Seliger, 200 miles northwest of Moscow. They were held captive there for many years, not knowing if they would ever be allowed to return home, and without any means of reaching the distant shore undetected. Under the leadership of Helmut Gröttrup, one of Wernher von Braun’s closest associates in Peenemünde, the German rocket collective was forced to participate in designing and developing Soviet long-range ballistic missiles, which eventually led to the launching of the first Sputnik in 1957. Werner Albring’s memoir is a compelling personal account of the Germans’ captivity and a fascinating document of a historical chapter that is still relatively unknown to a wider English-speaking readership. The supplement of this volume contains heretofore top secret information from Russian archives researched by a Russian author. These findings shed new light on the German rocket scientists’ contribution to the early Soviet long-range missile technology, which apparently was greater than the Russians have ever acknowledged.

Offshore Island Politics

The Constitutional and Political Development of the Isle of Man in the ... Connery Chappell , Island of Barbed Wires : The Remarkable Story of World War Two ...

Author: D. G. Kermode

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853237875

Category: History

Page: 415

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Offshore Island Politics is a fascinating study of the constitutional and political development of the Isle of Man. The book analyzes three broad aspects of twentieth-century political development: constitutional progress towards self-government, elections and public policy and the changing role of the state in Manx society. One of the most important political changes the study addresses is the gradual ascendancy of the directly elected House of Keys in Manx politics. Offshore Island Politics concludes with a look at the final two decades of the century, a period of population growth and unprecedented prosperity for the small offshore island.

Behind Barbed Wire

In his annual report, an unnamed clerical assistant commented that the “Angel of Death” lived on the island, his observation later supported by fact that ...

Author: Deborah G. Lindsay

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781627342988

Category: History

Page: 394

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Most people associate concentration camps with Nazi Germany. Behind Barbed Wire examines how these notorious World War II camps actually reflected a previous use of the system, a system that began almost a century earlier. In truth, Adolf Hitler had studied the American Indian Reservations as he plotted his regime's attack on European Jews and other minorities. Remarkably, in the years between the reservations and the Nazi camps, the United States, along with several other Western powers, implemented concentration camps throughout the globe, each instance employing more and more barbaric measures with harsher and harsher outcomes. Behind Barbed Wire explains how these nations dubiously justified camp operations by citing military counterinsurgency tactics, containment policies, and simply the ability to prosecute war more easily. This brief history addresses the subliminal reasons for relocating hundreds of thousands of civilians, why the system became so prevalent, and how concentration camps existed under the cover of armed conflict. It argues that, most often, camps can be facilitated only under the guise of war. Anyone with an interest in military history, World War II, concentration camps, and the plight of the Jews will discover how all these topics converge into a compelling story of war, bigotry, and military might. Behind Barbed Wire also sheds light on the concentration camp systems that have been employed since the fall of the Nazi dictatorship. With current geopolitical issues focusing on elitism, xenophobia, deplorables, terrorism, and military necessity, this book offers some understanding about the unintended consequences of policy.

Writing London and the Thames Estuary

Her book, The BarbedWire Island imagined her estuary home as being in a state of permanent readiness for service. Here topography was constructed in terms ...

Author: Len Platt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004346666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Drawing on a broad range of cultural materials including novels, film, theatre and tourist literature, Writing London and the Thames Estuary by Len Platt traces the making of the Thames estuary as margin by the London metropolis.

Final Notes From A Great Island

Although St John's Island had a certain ring to it, as John is my middle name and the name of ... The island was surrounded by high fences and barbed wire.

Author: Neil Humphreys

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814398961

Category: Humor

Page: 381

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The Isle of Man TT Races

Between 1941 and 1944 only 295,306 visitors were recorded.1 The Isle of Man was ... on the Isle of Man see, for example, C. Chappell, Island of Barbed Wire, ...

Author: Simon Vaukins

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443865913

Category: History

Page: 235

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Cats with no tails, the one thousand year old Tynwald assembly, offshore finance institutions, and motorcycle road racing are all ingredients that help to define a Manx national identity. Modern, high-powered motorcycles being pushed to their limits on a course that has remained largely unchanged since 1911 is perhaps the most literal demonstration of the new meeting the old, on an island where the traditional and the modern exist peacefully and do not clash. The Isle of Man TT Races provides an excellent starting-point from which to examine the twists and turns of the island’s twentieth century history and, most importantly, the deep links between sport and society. This book examines the origins and expansion of the Isle of Man TT from the first motorcar races in 1904 up to the present day, charting the event’s acceleration from a small, domestic competition to a large-scale international event which has helped fuel the island’s reputation as the home of motorcycle road racing. In examining the links between sport and society, this book uses the TT races to look at changes in the mechanics of Manx politics, the streamlining of the Manx economy and construction of Manx national identity; it is not a history of winners and losers at the TT. It is because the TT has deep roots in the history of the island and because it has come to form a significant part of the island’s identity, that this motorcycle race continues to thrive in the present day. The TT makes the Isle of Man distinctive; others have tried and failed to replicate this event. Where else in the world can the modern motorcycle racer take in so much history and heritage at close to 200 mph?

Isle of Man at War 1939 45

We learned that the name was Onchan, a camp for POWs and detainees and that our next future had to be spent on 'the Island of Barbed Wire'.

Author: Matthew Richardson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781526720740

Category: History

Page: 168

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Isle of Man at War 1939-45 presents the remarkable story of the Manx people, and their homeland, in the most destructive conflict of the twentieth century. Few people are now aware of the extraordinary role that this small island played in assisting the allied war effort. Yet for six years, a place best known for motorcycle racing and as a holiday playground became a heavily armed fortress. Hundreds of airmen, soldiers and sailors were trained in readiness for combat. Thousands of enemy aliens were imprisoned behind the barbed wire of its camps, alongside those of British birth who were deemed to be a threat to security. Top secret radar was developed, and the Island's merchant fleet played a vital role at Dunkirk and D-Day. On battlefields around the world, gallant Manxmen fought bravely, whilst at home, in spite of the pressures which total war brought to society, there was a perhaps surprising tolerance for those with pacifist beliefs. Likewise, though there was increased government control in almost all areas of life, these were times of great advancement for Manx democracy. The story is told in the words of those who were there - some of these eyewitnesses speaking for the first time about their experiences, and among them the last survivors of that generation. Their accounts bring a freshness and immediacy to this remarkably vivid narrative.