Prisoners of the Japanese

Sarah Kovner challenges longstanding beliefs about why Allied prisoners were mistreated in Japanese camps during the Second World War

A group of American soldiers captured by the Japanese during the Battle of Java, 1942 (Photo by Getty Images)

Historian Sarah Kovner talks to us about her new book, Prisoners of the Empire, which challenges longstanding beliefs about why Allied prisoners were mistreated in Japanese camps during the Second World War

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