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I Am Alive! - A United States Marine's Story of Survival in a World War II Japanese POW Camp

Charles Jackson

In the bleak and bitter cold of a copper mine in northern Japan, a Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy was given an opportunity to write a prisoner-of-war card for his wife. He was allowed ten words-he used three: "I AM ALIVE!" This message, classic in its poignancy of suffering and despair captures only too well what it meant to be a prisoner of the Japanese Army. Now, acclaimed military historian Major Bruce Norton USMC (Ret.) brings to light a long-forgotten memoir by a marine captured at Corregidor in the spring of 1942 and interned for three devastating years by the Japanese. With unflinching prose, the words of Marine Sergeant Major Charles Jackson describe the fierce yet impossible battle for Corregidor, the surrender of thousands of his comrades, the long forced marches, and the lethal reality of the P.O.W. camps. Joining some of the most important eyewitness accounts of war, I AM ALIVE! is a testament to the men who fought and died for their country. Jackson's unembellished account of what his fellow soldiers endured in the face of inhumanity pays tribute to the men who served America during the war-and shows why we would ultimately prevail. From the Paperback edition.

In the bleak and bitter cold of a copper mine in northern Japan, a Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy was given an opportunity to write a prisoner-of-war card for his wife. He was allowed ten words-he used three: "I AM ALIVE!" This message, classic in its poignancy of suffering and despair captures only too well what it meant to be a prisoner of the Japanese Army. Now, acclaimed military historian Major Bruce Norton USMC (Ret.) brings to light a long-forgotten memoir by a marine captured at Corregidor in the spring of 1942 and interned for three devastating years by the Japanese. With unflinching prose, the words of Marine Sergeant Major Charles Jackson describe the fierce yet impossible battle for Corregidor, the surrender of thousands of his comrades, the long forced marches, and the lethal reality of the P.O.W. camps. Joining some of the most important eyewitness accounts of war, I AM ALIVE! is a testament to the men who fought and died for their country. Jackson's unembellished account of what his fellow soldiers endured in the face of inhumanity pays tribute to the men who served America during the war-and shows why we would ultimately prevail. From the Paperback edition.
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In the bleak and bitter cold of a copper mine in northern Japan, a Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy was given an opportunity to write a prisoner-of-war card for his wife. He was allowed ten words-he used three: "I AM ALIVE!" This message, classic in its poignancy of suffering and despair captures only too well what it meant to be a prisoner of the Japanese Army. Now, acclaimed military historian Major Bruce Norton USMC (Ret.) brings to light a long-forgotten memoir by a marine captured at Corregidor in the spring of 1942 and interned for three devastating years by the Japanese. With unflinching prose, the words of Marine Sergeant Major Charles Jackson describe the fierce yet impossible battle for Corregidor, the surrender of thousands of his comrades, the long forced marches, and the lethal reality of the P.O.W. camps. Joining some of the most important eyewitness accounts of war, I AM ALIVE! is a testament to the men who fought and died for their country. Jackson's unembellished account of what his fellow soldiers endured in the face of inhumanity pays tribute to the men who served America during the war-and shows why we would ultimately prevail. From the Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Major Bruce H. Norton, John Henry Cox

Length:

1h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:39