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Copies of published letters from Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan
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Copies of published letters from Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan - Page 2. circa 1944. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/130/show/128.

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(circa 1944). Copies of published letters from Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan - Page 2. Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/130/show/128

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Title Copies of published letters from Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan
Date circa 1944
Description Copies of published letters from Americans who were held as prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp on the Island of Shikoku, Japan.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
  • Prisoners of War--United States
  • Prisoners of War--Japan
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  • documents
Language English
Physical Description 3 page document
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 25
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
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Transcript Copies of letters from Zentsuji - Sheet 2 Zentsuji War Prison Camp January 26, 1943 Dear Folks; I will take advantage of the first opportunity to write to you 1 have had for nearly a year. I wrote you a letter last February while in Bataan, but doubt that it ever got through. I hope that everyone is well and that everything is going smoothly at home. I am anxious to know what Vincent is doing, I hope he got a better deal than I got. I sure wish 1 could be home to see the activity and changes the war has caused, also to lap up some of the old home cooking. I hope the war has not caused you any hardship. I am glad to say that I am unscratched and well. % experiences during the war were not too horrible and I was not exposed to much danger, being in the rear areas most of the time doing various kinds of engineering work. I was one of a large group of war prisoners moved to Japan from the P* I* last November. We are quartered in large two- storied barracks, sleep on mattresses with plenty of blankets and have plenty of room. There are English, Australian and ^ew Zealand war prisoners interned here, also some American sailors and marines from Ouam and Wake. Thes e fellows have treated us swell since we arrived here. They are all in good spirits, healthy and optimistic, and our morale has risen considerably since our association with them. We have received toilet articles, sewing kits, tobacco and some food from the American and Canadian hed Cross. The Japanese army gave us overcoats and additional clothing to supplement our light tropical clothing. It gets quite cold here during the winter, the temperature going below freezing. I hope to hear from you soon. Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Japan, April, 1943 Dear Folks; I sincerely hope that everyone is well and that everything is all right at home. I am in good health and have put on a little weight during the last two months. I spend a good deal of time reading. We have a good library consisting of several hundred books and magazines of all kinds,, and we also subscribe to several Japanese magazines and daily newspapers printed in English. We have lectures and classes in many different subjects, taught by some of our qualified brother prisoners, once a week we have a show, put on by some of the prisoners, and on Sundays wehave services conducted by our chaplain. Some of our other activities are cultivating a two-acre garden, raising rabbits (we now have 400), collecting grass for rabbits, cleaning up the camp, washing our clothes, making beds, cleaning up our quarters, and exercising. And so our time marches on. -Am still hoping to hear from you. Zentsuji ««ar Prison Camp, Japan, June 1943 Dear Mother; Letter mlrnber four. Have been holding this letter, pending receipt of something to answer, but since today is your birthday I am writing anyway to wish you many happy returns. Thanks for the Christmas greeting, which 1 received February 24. I was very glad to get that message because it showed that you were cognizant of my whereabouts. 1 got through the winter in fine style and amdstill in excellent health. Although the existence here is rather monotonous, we do have a good library and I have read about 90 books. With the arrival of 150 officers from the Philippines, there are now quite a few next birthday, with all my heart.