Experiences of a civilian prisoner-of-war in Shanghai & Beijing 1942-1945. By Henry F. Pringle
In late 1941 the Japanese Imperial Army marched across Suzhou Creek to add Shanghai to its list of conquests, and the carefree days of Old Shanghai gave way to fear and uncertainty. Henry F. Pringle, a Britisher born in China, never imagined that helping fundraise for a local Red Cross organization would land him in one of the most notorious prisons of the 20th century. In this never-before-seen account, Pringle takes us inside the engine room of Imperial Japanese terror—Bridge House Prison—and the prison camps at Haiphong Road in Shanghai and Fengtai near Beijing, bringing to life the tragedy and courage he saw in humanity’s darkest hour.