The Battle Behind Bars: Navy & Marine POWs in the Vietnam War (The U.S. Navy & The Vietnam War) By Department of the Navy, Stuart I. Rochester
2010 | 76 Pages | ISBN: 0945274610 | PDF | 3 MB
The unconventional nature of the war & the unforgiving environment of Southeast Asia inflicted special hardships on the Vietnam-era POWs, whether they spent captivity in the jungles of the South, or the jails of the North. This book describes their experiences - the similarities & the differences - & how the POWs coped with untreated wounds & other malaises, systematic torture, & boredom. The creative strategies they devised to stay fit, track time, resist the enemy, communicate with one another, & adhere to a chain of comm& attest to the high st&ards of conduct in captivity that so distinguish the POWs of the Vietnam War.