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Roger Mansell's book, The Forgotten Men of Guam: The Saga of the Americans Captured by the Japanese on Guam in WWII, has been edited by Linda Goetz Holmes (author of the POW classics Unjust Enrichment, 4000 Bowls of Rice, and Guests of the Emperor) and will be published by Naval Institute Press in the fall of 2012.

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The Forgotten Men of Guam
By Roger Mansell, Edited by Linda Goetz Holmes

Prior to the outbreak of the Pacific War, Guam was a paradise for U.S. military and civilian employees stationed on the island. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, however, the Japanese invaded the tiny island, captured the Americans, and shipped them to Japan. Only a lucky few escaped. Drawing on interviews with survivors, diaries, and archival records, Roger Mansell documents the mostly unknown story of these American POWs. Slowly starving as slave laborers for Japanese companies, the men endured horrific hardships, many of which are chronicled in this book for the first time. Also included are moving stories of their liberation, transportation home, and the aftermath of their ordeal, making this book an important addition to World War II history.

Roger Mansell was a U.S. Army veteran. As a retired businessman, he spent years uncovering records and interviewing POWs. At the time of his death in 2010, he had compiled a vast database of information that helped several families locate the remains of loved ones and connect ex-POWs with fellow survivors. POW author Linda Goetz Holmes finished the manuscript upon Mansell's death.

288 pp., 16 b/w photos, 1 map, 6" x 9"
Hardcover: $33.95 o ISBN: 978-1-61251-114-6
History o WWII eBook Available

The video is Roger Mansell's last talk, an inspiring lecture about the vital importance of sharing research which he had planned to give at the FEPOW Conference in England, but he was too ill to travel. It was filmed at home in Palo Alto by John Hicks.