A Foreign Kid In World War II Shanghai

A Foreign Kid In World War II Shanghai

A Foreign Kid in World War II Shanghai

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, it marked the beginning of the war in the Far East, as far as Western powers were concerned, and the expansion of World War Two as a whole. The war, of course, had been raging between Japan and China since 1937, but the attack on the United States brought a new dimension to the scope and ferocity of the conflict and affected some who had no vested interest at all in its causes. One such person was George Kulstad, a Norwegian national. Aged just six when the Japanese took over Shanghai, he remained outside the internment camps and witnessed the entire 4 years of the Japanese occupation, enduring all of its bloody horror through the eyes of a child. Now, in A Foreign Kid in World War II Shanghai, we are given a first-hand account of his life in the city, through the shortages of food and fuel and the hopelessness of the indigenous Chinese population, to the later American bombing raids and eventual liberation. It is a true story of survival that is as incredible as it is harrowing and one...

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