Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ed & Ivet - A World War II POW Romance


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'd fled the Russian civil war at the turn of the century and had immigrated east, finally settling in a European neighborhood of Kobe, Japan. Love Takes A Prisoner 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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1 comment:

Naj said...

Uncle Ed and Ivet apa were my aunt and uncle. I have very found memories of spending summers at the house in Burlingame and their summer home in Lake Port. My father is Rashid. The last surviving child of my grandparents, Maksura Altis and Safa Akchurin, passes away a few weeks ago, my aunt Feride Torpish. I'm showing some of the pictures on your blog to my mom, Naile to see if she recognizes anyone from Japan where she was born and raised as well.