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Center for WWII Studies: Diary Project

War Memoirs Project

The Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution is embarking on a project to make available online various war diaries, printed presentations and personal stories that have been bequeathed to the Center.

The first memoir we are making available is that of Harry J. Whittinghill, who endured the Bataan Death March and over three years in Japanese prison camps. Click here to read the memoir online.

Included with Whittinghill's memoirs are sketches of some of the events described therein. The drawings accompanying the diary were not done by him but by a fellow prisoner. Whittinghill concealed them on his body at the risk of his life all throughout his ordeal as a Japanese prisoner of war. The artist is unknown.

The memoir was transcribed from the original, with spelling and grammar intact. You may download a scan of the original, in PDF format, by clicking here. The accompanying drawings are in a separate document.

As more memoirs come on line, we will present them in a searchable database to aid scholarship and general research.

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