XIII
DEATH OF AMERICAN
PRISONERS OF WAR

(1971)


By your bomb, 300.000 Japanese died but your own died too--23of your youth.

Before the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima,Americans on B-29 bombraids parachuted down and were taken prisoner.

Women as well as men.

In What atate were they at the end?

We wondered about their shoes,their clothes.


Upon going to Hiroshima we were dumbfounded.

Kept in an underground shelter near the center of the blast the P.O.W.s would have perished anyway.

Or could they have lived?

But the surviving prisoners, in fact, were tortured and murdered by their enraged captors, the Japanese.


Our hands trembled as we painted the death of American prisoners of war.


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