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Andersonville: War Department


American Battlefield Trust
Published on Oct 31, 2017

Eric Leonard, Chief of Interpretation and Education at the Andersonville National Historic Site, discusses the Civil War’s most infamous prison camp in this “Short” from the War Department™ video series by the American Battlefield Trust.
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Berga: Hitler’s GI Death Camp


Brave Planet Films
Published on Jul 16, 2017

National Emmy Nomination / Best Long Form Historical Documentary & Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Full Documentary.
When Americans think of GI’s & the Holocaust, they envision young soldiers liberating death camps. They don’t think of American GI’s themselves as being victims in the Nazi’s Final Solution.
But in a place called Berga, American POW’s became just that, working and dying as slave laborers in one of Hitler’s most secretive concentration camps.

John McCain on the horrors he endured as a POW


ABC News
Published on Aug 26, 2018

“I thought perhaps I was going to die,” McCain told ABC’s Sam Donaldson in a 1999 interview when describing being captured and tortured by the Vietcong.

Civil War Prisoners: The Civil War in Four Minutes


American Battlefield Trust
Published on Jun 2, 2015

Join Park Ranger Stephanie Steinhorst as she describes the conditions and hardships of prisoners of war during the American Civil War. Watch now to learn why the prisoner parole system failed during the war and to find out how many soldiers were kept as prisoners during the Civil War. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust’s In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.

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Former American prisoners of war tour places they were held in WW2


AP Archive
Published on Aug 3, 2015
American former prisoners of war (POWs) held in Japan during World War II on Thursday toured places they were held nearly 70 years ago, and recounted their memories.

U.S. Veteran Describes Being Prisoner of War in Vietnam


Published on Oct 21, 2015

During the Vietnam War many United States soldiers were captured and held as prisoners of war (POW). Many soldiers reported being regularly tortured, and some were used for military propaganda. This segment from Iowa Public Television’s Iowans Remember Vietnam includes archival footage and interviews with Iowa veteran Harold Johnson. Johnson describes his role as a military jet pilot, his experience being captured, his days in captivity and his eventual release.