2] Drama, human suffering, and survival in extreme situations have wide appeal, and many Australian prisoner-of-war stories have become best sellers.
For example, this lack of access to paper and writing implements had significant ramifications for prisoner-of-war doctors in recording medical notes, which they of course wanted to retain for postwar evidence of Japanese mistreatment.
As a result of this relative lack of documentation made during captivity, research into Australian prisoner-of-war experiences often requires oral history.
At the same time, however, those Americans who were held captive in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps during World War II have had only their personal fortitude to reconcile the injustices they suffered.
The second is that of a soldier who, at the age of twenty-one, began three years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.
We had a good mixture of expensive items from a Cartier watch down to human qualities such as a ship in a bottle made in a prisoner-of-war
Carpenters erected a realistic prisoner-of-war
compound, which consisted of shacks, barracks, a water tower, gun turrets, barbed-wire fences and the commandant's quarters.
Many others, like himself, spent months and years in hell - prisoner-of-war
camps in Japan and Germany.
Such a visual mood is appropriate for the subject matter of "Andersonville," which looks at life and death in the infamous Confederate prisoner-of-war camp located in Georgia.
3) "Andersonville" is a vivid re-creation of the grim surroundings in the infamous Confederate prisoner-of-war camp in Georgia, where almost 13,000 of 45,000 imprisoned Union soldiers died.