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Prisoner of War Collection

Capture might seem an easier fate than being killed in battle, but the fate of a P.O.W. is rarely without a desperate cost.

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The role of the soldier is not to die for his country, although death while in service to his nation is a very sobering and real possibility. As so aptly put by General George Patton, the soldier's job is to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his country. Still, a soldier cannot honorably perform his duty if he is not willing to fight unto his very death if so ordered. There is a middle ground between life and death in battle, however, the possibility of capture by the enemy.

Surrender to the enemy in battle can be even more dangerous than fighting. Every soldier would prefer to go on fighting, but sometimes a field commander will order his troops to lay down their arms rather than allow them to fight to their death when there is no hope of victory or survival. In ancient times, capture in battle meant enslavement or perhaps the possibility of becoming a human sacrifice to the victor's gods. During the medieval period when warfare was undertaken by the landed nobility, a captured knight might be ransomed or even "paroled" after he gave his noble word that he would no longer participate in the hostilities (these niceties were only for nobility, slavery or slaughter where the fate of captured footmen).

German captured by British commando 1944The Treaty of Westphalia, which brought an end to the Thirty Years War in 1648, established the precedent that all prisoners of war should be allowed to return to their countries without ransom once hostilities ceased. During the early decades of the Twentieth century, international conventions were signed after conferences in Geneva, Switzerland, which delineated rules for the humane treatment of prisoners of war. It is important to note that these protections extended only to legitimate combatants fighting in the uniform of their country. Insurgents, spies, mercenaries, and guerrilla fighters could expect no such protection and would be considered criminals or traitors.

Ed Beattie joined the United Press as a correspondent in 1931 and was assigned to the Berlin bureau where he reported on Hitler's rise to power. During the London Blitz, he became a uniformed correspondent, thereby coming under Geneva Convention protections. He was captured while covering Patton's advance toward Germany and Austria in 1944, and the things he saw while a P.O.W. are described in an episode of Soldiers of the Press. Cavalcade of America describes the ordeal of Adrienne de La Fayette, wife of the French aristocrat and general who came to the aid of America during the Revolutionary War. During the French Revolution, Madame LaFayette was arrested and faced the guillotine (which had already taken her grandmother, mother, and sister). Only the intervention of U.S. Ambassador James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth, could bring about her freedom. A Nazi operative allows himself to be captured by American forces on This is Your FBI, which puts him in a position to be able to sabotage an American ship.

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      17 shows - total playtime 5 hours 31 minutes
      1. Archie Andrews 440905 Escaped Nazi Pow In Riverdale.mp3
      2. Cav 431227 U Boat Prisoner.mp3
      3. Cavalcade Of America 490425 Lady On Mission.mp3
      4. EW 3-11 Prisoners of the Chinese (1).mp3
      5. EW 3-11 Prisoners of the Germans (1).mp3
      6. EW 3-12 Prisoners of the Chinese (2).mp3
      7. EW 3-12 Prisoners of the Germans (2).mp3
      8. News 431109 Bbc Life As Pow Maj Ce Page.mp3
      9. News 730000 Richard Nixon Secrecy Former POW S.mp3
      10. Pwh 570609 453 Hole In Sky.mp3
      11. Soldiers Of Press 421214 006 Robert Bellaire Jap Prisoners.mp3
      12. Soldiers Of Press 450617 137 Eddie Beattie Prisoner Of War.mp3
      13. This Is Your Fbi 501006 288 Prisoner Of War.mp3
      14. Tokyo Rose 430000 Rrgo Gerrys Front American Pow Messages.mp3
      15. Tokyo Rose 430000 Rrgo Gerrys Front British Pow Messages.mp3
      16. Words At War 430807 Prisoner Of Japs.mp3
      17. Ymca Prisoner of War Speak John Daly 45.mp3
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      17 shows - total playtime 5 hours 31 minutes
      1. Archie Andrews 440905 Escaped Nazi Pow In Riverdale.mp3
      2. Cav 431227 U Boat Prisoner.mp3
      3. Cavalcade Of America 490425 Lady On Mission.mp3
      4. EW 3-11 Prisoners of the Chinese (1).mp3
      5. EW 3-11 Prisoners of the Germans (1).mp3
      6. EW 3-12 Prisoners of the Chinese (2).mp3
      7. EW 3-12 Prisoners of the Germans (2).mp3
      8. News 431109 Bbc Life As Pow Maj Ce Page.mp3
      9. News 730000 Richard Nixon Secrecy Former POW S.mp3
      10. Pwh 570609 453 Hole In Sky.mp3
      11. Soldiers Of Press 421214 006 Robert Bellaire Jap Prisoners.mp3
      12. Soldiers Of Press 450617 137 Eddie Beattie Prisoner Of War.mp3
      13. This Is Your Fbi 501006 288 Prisoner Of War.mp3
      14. Tokyo Rose 430000 Rrgo Gerrys Front American Pow Messages.mp3
      15. Tokyo Rose 430000 Rrgo Gerrys Front British Pow Messages.mp3
      16. Words At War 430807 Prisoner Of Japs.mp3
      17. Ymca Prisoner of War Speak John Daly 45.mp3
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    17 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 31 min

    Prisoner of War Disc A001

    1. EW 3-11 Prisoners of the Chinese (1)
    2. EW 3-11 Prisoners of the Germans (1)
    3. EW 3-12 Prisoners of the Chinese (2)
    4. EW 3-12 Prisoners of the Germans (2)
    5. Ymca Prisoner of War Speak John Daly 45
    6. Soldiers Of Press 421214 006 Robert Bellaire Jap Prisoners

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    Prisoner of War Disc A002

    1. Tokyo Rose 430000 Rrgo Gerrys Front American Pow Messages

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    Prisoner of War Disc A003

    1. Tokyo Rose 430000 Rrgo Gerrys Front British Pow Messages
    2. Words At War 430807 Prisoner Of Japs

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    Prisoner of War Disc A004

    1. News 431109 Bbc Life As Pow Maj Ce Page
    2. Cav 431227 U Boat Prisoner

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    Prisoner of War Disc A005

    1. Archie Andrews 440905 Escaped Nazi Pow In Riverdale
    2. Soldiers Of Press 450617 137 Eddie Beattie Prisoner Of War
    3. Cavalcade Of America 490425 Lady On Mission

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    Prisoner of War Disc A006

    1. This Is Your Fbi 501006 288 Prisoner Of War
    2. Pwh 570609 453 Hole In Sky
    3. News 730000 Richard Nixon Secrecy Former POW S

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