OCCUPIED ASIA: They Who Were Slapped

The first pictures of U.S. civilian prisoners in Japanese camps reached the U.S. last week (forwarded by plane when the exchange ship Gripsholm touched briefly at Rio). They showed children (see cut) and grown-ups bearing up not too badly in confinement, but the pictures did not tell the worst.

Life in Stanley. A better picture of what life in one of the Japanese prisons is like was given by a U.S. citizen (whose name TIME withholds because his family still is in Japanese hands).

He described costumes that the prisoners (who gathered a few...

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