Beyond death and dishonour : one Japanese at war in New Zealand / Michiharu Shinya ; translated by Eric H. Thompson.
By: Shinya, Michiharu.
Contributor(s): Thompson, Eric Hardisty | Thompson, Eric Hardisty [author.] | Thompson, Eric H.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Castle Pub., c2001Description: 155 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0958212465 (pbk.).Subject(s): Shinya, Michiharu, 1920- | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, New Zealand | Prisoners of war -- Japan | Prisoners of war -- New Zealand -- Featherston | Prisoners of war -- New Zealand -- Featherston | Prisoners of war New Zealand FeatherstonDDC classification: 940.5472 | 940.547293092
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
On the 13th of November 1942, the Japanese Destroyer Akatsuki was sunk off the coast of Guadalcanal. Torpedo officer Michiharu Shinya was captured and sent to the Featherston Prisoner-of-War Camp in New Zealand. He arrives to a camp of 800 inmates, simmering with discontent. Tensions rise and snap; a riot breaks-out and 48 Japanese POWs are killed by gunfire from New Zealand guards. Shinya's personal war continues, as he struggles with the ultimate crime against Japan: to die is honour; to live is to cease to exist. Through the kindness of a New Zealand padre, Shinya confronts his ghosts and is changed forever.
Rev. English ed. of: The path from Guadalcanal. Auckland : Outrigger, 1979.
"Text revised for this edition by Kay Wall"--T.p. verso.
Originally published as The path from Guadalcanal, 1979.
The author's experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war interned in Featherston in World War II.
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