Roger Mansell's book,
The Forgotten Men of Guam: The Saga of the Americans Captured
by the Japanese on Guam in WWII, has been edited by Linda
Goetz Holmes (author of the POW classics Unjust Enrichment,
4000 Bowls of Rice, and Guests of the Emperor) and
will be published by Naval Institute Press in the fall of 2012.
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The Forgotten Men of Guam
By Roger Mansell, Edited by Linda Goetz Holmes
to the outbreak of the Pacific War, Guam was a paradise for U.S.
military and civilian employees stationed on the island. Shortly
after the attack on Pearl Harbor, however, the Japanese invaded
the tiny island, captured the Americans, and shipped them to
Japan. Only a lucky few escaped. Drawing on interviews with survivors,
diaries, and archival records, Roger Mansell documents the mostly
unknown story of these American POWs. Slowly starving as slave
laborers for Japanese companies, the men endured horrific hardships,
many of which are chronicled in this book for the first time.
Also included are moving stories of their liberation, transportation
home, and the aftermath of their ordeal, making this book an
important addition to World War II history.
Mansell was a U.S. Army veteran. As a retired businessman, he
spent years uncovering records and interviewing POWs. At the
time of his death in 2010, he had compiled a vast database of
information that helped several families locate the remains of
loved ones and connect ex-POWs with fellow survivors. POW author
Linda Goetz Holmes finished the manuscript upon Mansell's death.
288 pp., 16 b/w photos, 1 map, 6" x 9"
Hardcover: $33.95 o ISBN: 978-1-61251-114-6
History o WWII eBook Available