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Java and After - The Project Outline - Samuel Milner
The project in question is a book which has for its general background the war against Japan in World War II. More specifically, it has to do with the loss of Java in the early days of the war, and with what befell such of its American defenders, on sea and land, who had the misfortune to be taken captive there. Since the picture during the fiighting and, afterwards in the prison camps, is a somber one, I propose adding to "Java and After", the title I have,chosen for the book, the subtitle, "A Study of Americans in Adversity". And I submit that the events, which the book records, amply justify such a subtitle.