Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Day in the Life of a WWII Prisoner

The bravery of Mr. Kirk enables all of us to get a glimpse into the daily life for a WWII prisoner.  

Terence Sumner Kirk was a Marine who was captured in China on the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He then spent over 1,300 days — up until the end of the war — in prison as a Japanese POW. 
While inside a camp and being used for slave labor, Kirk decided that he wanted to document the conditions inside the camp, including how malnourished he and his fellow prisoners were — so he set to work building a pinhole camera.
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