Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946

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7 volumes in Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946

Burma - Missionary Accounts, 1942-1946

These papers contain a clear focus upon the fate of missionaries who were in Burma when the Second World War started. From H.P.Thompson's account of the missionaries' evacuation of Rangoon to accounts and extracts of those who escaped Burma and what happened to those who didn't leave.

  • Contributor:  Bodleian Library
  • Reference:  73136A
  • Keyword:  religion history war colonial missionaries asian ww2

China - Prior to and during the Second World War, 1936-1946

These accounts of life in China cover both peacetime challenges between world wars and missionary life in China during the Second World War. The accounts of the war contain narratives of internment, including those from inside a school and inside a hospital.

  • Contributor:  Bodleian Library
  • Reference:  73136B
  • Keyword:  religion history war colonial missionaries asian ww2

Japan - Collection of papers from H.P. Thompson, 1941-1945

These assorted accounts of internment provide details of what happened to missionaries from the moment of arrest until their release. One key difference between internment in Japan and internment in countries occupied by Japan appears to have been the duration, with missionaries spending less time captive in Japan than elsewhere....

  • Contributor:  Bodleian Library
  • Reference:  73136C
  • Keyword:  religion history war colonial missionaries asian ww2

Malaysia - Labuan and Sarawak, 1941-1945

These papers from Malaysia were collected by H.P. Thompson. There are more accounts of escaping the Japanese invasion in these records than in those from other countries occupied by Japan. As it was the first country to be defeated by Japan in that part of South East Asia, there would...

  • Contributor:  Bodleian Library
  • Reference:  73136D
  • Keyword:  religion history war colonial missionaries asian ww2
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