At the outbreak of hostilities in the pacific during World War II, Dr Charles T. Brown was a Surgeon with the 14th regiment of engineers attached to the Philippine Scouts. He was stationed at Ft McKinley when Bataan fell on the 9th of April 1942. He was captured by the Japanese, survived the Bataan Death March and was incarcerated in Bilibid Prison.
While in Bilibid, Dr Brown wrote a series of poems for the entertainment of his fellow POWs. These poems provide a clear look into the lives of his fellow POWs. They make clear many of the atrocities these men and women suffered while painting a picture of the hope that kept Dr Brown and other survivors alive. Included in the collection are letters from Mrs Brown trying to find out the fate of her husband as well as two letters from a Dr Robert Stokes the commander of the 73rd field hospital at leyte an a family friend of the Browns. All of the liberated survivors from Bilibid were taken to Leyte. All in all the collection is an in-depth look at the life of a POW in the Pacific and the effect that had on their family back home. Included here is the story of the book "Bars from Bilibid Prison" written by Dr Brown while the book was at the publishers.
This is not a photo gallery but is instead a gallery that makes this collection available to those who wish to learn about this very sad time in American History.