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The Resource Name, rank, and serial number : exploiting Korean War POWs at home and abroad, Charles S. Young, (electronic resource)

Name, rank, and serial number : exploiting Korean War POWs at home and abroad, Charles S. Young, (electronic resource)

Label
Name, rank, and serial number : exploiting Korean War POWs at home and abroad
Title
Name, rank, and serial number
Title remainder
exploiting Korean War POWs at home and abroad
Statement of responsibility
Charles S. Young
Title variation
Exploiting Korean War POWs at home and abroad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Vietnam POWs came home heroes, but twenty years earlier their predecessors returned from Korea to shame and suspicion. In the Korean War (1950-1953) American prisoners were used in propaganda twice, first during the conflict, then at home. While in Chinese custody in North Korea, they were pressured to praise their treatment and criticize the war. When they came back, the Department of the Army and cooperative pundits said too many were weaklings who did not resist communist indoctrination or "brainwashing." Ex-prisoners were featured in a publicity campaign scolding the nation to raise tougher sons for the Cold War. This propaganda was based on feverish exaggerations that ignored the convoluted circumstances POWs were put in, which decisions in Washington helped create. POWs became pivotal to the Korean War after peace talks began in summer 1951. Since fighting had stalemated, both sides raced to win propaganda victories. The Chinese publicized American airmen who confessed to alleged germ warfare atrocities. American commanders worked to discredit communism by encouraging thousands of North Korean and Chinese prisoners to defect. Clandestine agents and a fraternity of anticommunist prisoners launched a violent campaign to inflate the number of POWs refusing repatriation after the war. Armistice negotiations floundered while China and North Korea demanded their soldiers back. United States delegates held out for what they called "voluntary repatriation," but in reality, thousands of prisoners were terrorized into renouncing their right of return. American POWs remained captive for eighteen more months of fighting over the terms of a compromised prisoner exchange. In the United States, details of the voluntary repatriation policy were suppressed. Name, Rank, and Serial Number explains how this provides new insight into why Korea became "the forgotten war.""--
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1959-
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Young, Charles S.
Dewey number
951.904/27
LC call number
DS921
LC item number
.Y68 2014
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  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Public opinion
  • HISTORY / Military / Korean War
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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Name, rank, and serial number : exploiting Korean War POWs at home and abroad, Charles S. Young, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I: Over There -- 1. Limited War Sets the Stage for the POW Odyssey -- 2. The Middle Passage: Life-Changing Horrors in the First Year of Captivity -- 3. Andersonville East: Communist Prisoners are Pressured to Defect -- 4. Welcome, Fellow Peasant: The Chinese Seek Converts -- 5. POWL: Prisoners of Limited War Languish as Propaganda Becomes a Substitute for Victory -- 6. The Failure of Chinese Indoctrination -- 7. The United Nations Command Withholds POWs -- Part II: Over Here -- 8. Home to Cheers and Jeers -- 9. The Brainwashing Dilemma: Atrocity Reports Undermine Punishment -- 10. Prosecutions Rile the Nation -- 11. Target Mom: Disciplining "Misplaced Sympathy" -- 12. Missing Action: Hollywood Films Try and Fail to Fix Captivity -- 13. The Hidden Reason for Forgetting Korea -- Conclusion: Two Wars, the Visible and the Cloaked -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001130996
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 241 pages
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780195183481
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040056
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001130996
Label
Name, rank, and serial number : exploiting Korean War POWs at home and abroad, Charles S. Young, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I: Over There -- 1. Limited War Sets the Stage for the POW Odyssey -- 2. The Middle Passage: Life-Changing Horrors in the First Year of Captivity -- 3. Andersonville East: Communist Prisoners are Pressured to Defect -- 4. Welcome, Fellow Peasant: The Chinese Seek Converts -- 5. POWL: Prisoners of Limited War Languish as Propaganda Becomes a Substitute for Victory -- 6. The Failure of Chinese Indoctrination -- 7. The United Nations Command Withholds POWs -- Part II: Over Here -- 8. Home to Cheers and Jeers -- 9. The Brainwashing Dilemma: Atrocity Reports Undermine Punishment -- 10. Prosecutions Rile the Nation -- 11. Target Mom: Disciplining "Misplaced Sympathy" -- 12. Missing Action: Hollywood Films Try and Fail to Fix Captivity -- 13. The Hidden Reason for Forgetting Korea -- Conclusion: Two Wars, the Visible and the Cloaked -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001130996
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780195183481
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040056
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001130996

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