Ed & Ivet: The True Story of a World War II POW Romance

Author: William Bacon
Published: November 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-934733-64-6
Pages: 186
Size: 6" x 9"
Type: hardcover
Price: $19.95
Categories: Biography History: Military Memoir

During World War II there were hundreds of camps that housed American prisoners of war throughout Japan. Every surviving prisoner and their families had amazing stories to tell. Ed and Ivet Bacon were no different, and yet their story is unique. Ed was an American civilian employed by a large construction firm that was building a naval base in Guam in 1941 just prior to being taken prisoner after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ivet was the daughter of Mishar Tatars who had fled the Russian civil war at the turn of the century and had immigrated east, finally settling in a European neighborhood of Kobe, Japan.

Ed & Ivet is the true story of how fate brought these two individuals together and how their families and their past played a role in a far reaching love affair which began in the early stages of the war up through Kobe's most horrifying air raids of 1945 and culminated in a triple wedding.

This is a powerful story of how two people from different worlds fell in love and despite the hunger, deprivation, and desperation of war would not forsake the nearly impossible dream of being together no matter what the consequences.


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