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Typewritten biography of Dee Leavitt's father, Forrest Packard who was an American prisoner of war held by the Japanese during World War II. Packard was a civilian employee who was caputured by the Japanese on Wake Island. He served nearly four years in prison camps. Dr. Leavitt has researched the experience of the prisoners of war and has interviewed many survivors to write this story of Packard's imprisonment. The item includes numerous drawings made by American prisoners of war which...