World Battlefronts: The Black Hole Of Luzon

When the doors (of the ramshackle boxcars) were opened, someone, I can't remember who, said we had reached Capas, a town in Tarlac province, and that we were headed for O'Donnell prison camp—named for the town of O'Donnell. . . . A seven-mile hike to O'Donnell prison was ahead of us. . . . My first good look at O'Donnell prison was from atop a rise about a mile off. I saw a forbidding maze of tumbledown buildings, barbed wire entanglements, and high guard towers, from which flew the Jap flag. I had...

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