Mass suicides on Saipan and Tinian, 1944 : an examination of the civilian deaths in historical context (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Mass suicides on Saipan and Tinian, 1944 : an examination of the civilian deaths in historical context Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Mass suicides on Saipan and Tinian, 1944 : an examination of the civilian deaths in historical context

Author: Alexander Astroth
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"When the Americans invaded the Japanese-controlled islands of Saipan and Tinian in 1944, civilians and combatants committed mass suicide to avoid being captured. This book draws on United States National Archives documents and photographs, as well as veteran and survivor testimonies, to provide readers with a better understanding of what happened on the two islands and why"--
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Astroth, Alexander, 1992-
Mass suicides on Saipan and Tinian, 1944.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
(DLC) 2019004703
(OCoLC)1049791315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Astroth
ISBN: 9781476635163 1476635161
OCLC Number: 1091029300
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 222 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Part 1. Before 1944 --
Prehistory and European colonization --
Japanese takeover of Saipan and Tinian --
Cultures and societies of Saipan and Tinian --
The Asia-Pacific war and islands' militarization --
Part 2. 1944 --
Saipan and Tinian invasions --
Mass civilian suicides --
Causes of the mass civilian suicides --
Non-suicide deaths and atrocities --
Civilian internment camps --
Number of civilian deaths and suicides --
Conclusion: aftermath.
Responsibility: Alexander Astroth.

Abstract:

Mass suicides occurred during World War II when the Americans invaded and captured the Japanese-controlled islands of Saipan and Tinian in 1944. Historical scholarship on this topic is almost  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (152)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.