Discussions on all aspects of China, from the beginning of the First Sino-Japanese War till the end of the Chinese Civil War. Hosted by YC Chen.
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The transport of American, British, Dutch, Australian, Canadian POW to Japan is the subject of a significant body of work. Wondering if there is anything in Chinese regarding the movement of Chinese POW's? According to "China at War," by MacKinnon, Lary and Vogel the numbers dwarf those of the non Asian. Perhaps more appropriate for the Japan page, is the related question as to the transport of non POW laborers, Chinese from North China recruited for pay or the promise of pay. Recritment is highly organized and may include records by agencies of actual departures. Just a thought, but I have never seen any comment at all on this, would have been the number killed if a ship had been sunk; finally --how did they get back to China? Many thanks for your sharing on this forum.