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(Soldier Slaves: Abandoned by the White House, Courts, and Congress.pdf) The stories told in this book stories from the war stories from the courtrooms of America and stories from the State Department and the halls of Congress are stories that need to be heard They are entertaining informative historically important at times hopeful at times disappointing and always inspirational From the foreword by Senators Orrin Hatch and Joseph Biden br br br The Battling Bastards of Bataan and all others who paid a dear price for freedom as Pacific Theater prisoners of war deserve and need to be remembered Not just for them but for us br br br Decades old war abuses are given up to the minute relevance in this book about World War II American soldiers seeking restitution from Japanese companies that used them as slave laborers during the war Their tale is told by the lawyer representing them James Parkinson With the help of a well known journalist Parkinson ties the present to the past by interspersing horrific war narrative with modern day dramas played out in courtrooms and congressional hearing rooms as lawyers judges senators and congressmen debate the merits of a case now known as the JPOW case In the process wartime brutality confronts peacetime prosperity and economics not military might determines the outcome br br br Using the personal history of one of the veterans he represents a munitions mechanic from the Army Air Corps named Harold Poole to illustrate what happened Parkinson traces a path that began with the infamous Bataan Death March of April and three and a half years of forced labor followed by years of silence forced on the veterans by their own government and lingering medical and emotional problems Readers will be drawn into the case as the extent of the abuse meted out by the Japanese is revealed and the POWs effort to be compensated unfolds While Parkinson agrees that there might be legitimate debate over whether the soldiers are entitled to back wages from the Japanese corporations who benefited from their labor he is adamant that their story be more widely known With the support of influential senators like Orrin Hatch and Joseph Biden and the publication of this book he is reaching thousands of AmericansDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Soldier Slaves: Abandoned by the White House, Courts, and Congress books for multiple devices.