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Japanese boy helps american pow

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by Mark4, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Mark4

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    I saw this artical friday on a newspaper while at school and thought it was good story.
    Finally somthing positive from ww2 japan.

    WASHINGTON — Sixty-nine years ago Saturday, American and Filipino prisoners of war on the Bataan Peninsula started marching at gunpoint. By the time the survivors arrived at a Philippine prison camp that spring in 1942, they had watched thousands of their comrades die along the 60 or more miles. What they suffered endures as a symbol of wartime cruelty.
    A few months ago, the grandson of one survivor traveled to Japan with an old photograph: a torn, grainy picture of a Japanese boy. For Tim Ruse, 28, and for the Japanese people who greeted him, the photo offered a way to pluck from a dark chapter of history one act of compassion. It was a photo of the child who helped save his grandfather's life

    Living | Grandson's search for Japanese boy who saved a WWII POW | Seattle Times Newspaper
     
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  2. gst121

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    Wow. That is amazing
     
  3. zman

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    Truly a magnificent story and a great find. Thank you for sharing it with us.
     
  4. Krystal80

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    Great story, one of my favorite I have read on here. Thank you

    Krystal
     

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