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Stories with subject: Prisoners of war
  • Swoyersville couple celebrating 70 years of marriage 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:46 pm

    SWOYERSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Anthony and Betty Leptuck of Swoyersville fell in love in the late 1930s after meeting at dances in the borough fire hall.

  • Australian in Thailand devotes life to 'Death Railway' POWs 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 2:29 am

    NAM TOK, Thailand - Wielding a machete, Rod Beattie slashes at tangled undergrowth and soaring bamboo to expose vistas from one of World War II's iconic sagas. Out of the jungle appear remnants of a railway that cost the lives of more than 100,000 Allied prisoners and Asians enslaved by Japan's Imperial Army.

  • Retracing war past, ex-N. Korean POWs return to South Korea story has photos
    Updated: Aug-09-15 11:40 am

    YANGPYEONG, South Korea - Back in the country where they were detained as prisoners of war in the 1950s, two former North Korean soldiers now find little apparent objection or hostility, at least superficially - they were even welcomed by veterans who had fought for the South. But it's also a trip that brings back bitter memories of war and puts them on the defensive again.

  • Reassembly of Civil War POW camp building in New York begins 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 9:59 am

    ELMIRA, New York - Work has begun on a project to reconstruct the only surviving building from the Civil War prisoner-of-war camp in Elmira.