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A War Story--Based on the Diaries of Dr. Ben Wheeler

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"How little a list of casualties tells the real story of war." Based on the diaries of Doctor Ben Wheeler during his internment in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during World War 2, this docudrama is not a "war story" in the conventional sense of strategy and battles, but rather a glowing account of the spirit and its will to survive physical and mental suffering. Newsreel footage of the fall of Singapore (where Major Wheeler was captured) has been interwoven with dramatic reconstructions of scenes inside the mining camp and interviews with survivors.

1981, 57 min 50 s