Claude Likens diary and notebook

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Journal kept by Claude Likens of the 192nd Tank Battalion while a prisoner in Japan during World War II. Likens used the journal as both diary and notebook. The journal includes copies of letters sent to Likens from his family, Likens' poetry, notes from his efforts to learn Japanese, names and addresses of fellow prisoners and lists of men who died. Likens also wrote about camp life, including topics such as torture, camp conditions, lack of food. The last twenty-four pages of the journal appear upside down as Likens inverted the book and began writing from the back of the book to the front. The last two pages of the journal are stuck together and cannot be separated or photographed without causing damage to the journal. The pages contain pronunciations of German and Italian words, as well as Arabic numerals and their pronunciations. Claude Likens, of Kosmodale, Kentucky, served as a Sergeant with the 192nd Tank Battalion. In 1942, he was captured by the Japanese in the Phillipines and forced endure the Bataan Death March. He was sent to Japanese prison camp in and was finally released in 1945. Learn more about Likens from Project Bataan.
Claude Likens Diary and Notebook

Claude Likens Diary and Notebook

Metadata: Title: Claude Likens Diary and Notebook Description: Journal kept by Claude Likens of the 192nd Tank Battalion while a prisoner in Japan during World War II. Likens used the journal as both diary and notebook. The journal includes copies of letters sent to Likens from his...

178 pages: 24% transcribed, 37% needs review
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