Oral History Interview with Marvin E. Tilghman, September 6, 1978

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Interview with Marvin Tilghman, an Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard) and a member of the "Lost Battalion," concerning his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Tilghman discusses the fall of Java and his capture, Bicycle Camp in Batavia (1942), Changi Prison Camp in Singapore (1942), building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway (1942-1944), Kanchanaburi, Thailand (1944), Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China (1944-1945), American air raids, and his liberation.

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[2] 157 p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Tilghman, Marvin E., 1917- September 6, 1978.

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Interview with Marvin Tilghman, an Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard) and a member of the "Lost Battalion," concerning his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Tilghman discusses the fall of Java and his capture, Bicycle Camp in Batavia (1942), Changi Prison Camp in Singapore (1942), building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway (1942-1944), Kanchanaburi, Thailand (1944), Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China (1944-1945), American air raids, and his liberation.

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[2] 157 p. ; 28 cm.

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Interview conducted in 1978 for the World War II Prisoners of War Oral History Project. Interviewer: Dr. Ronald E. Marcello, Professor of History, North Texas State University.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Number 478
  • Call Number: OH 478
  • OCLC: 180922492
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1996940

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The UNT Oral History Collection in the UNT Digital Library contains a selection of oral history transcripts covering World War II, politics, community activism, desegregation, recollections of life in Texas, and more. Access to some of these items is restricted to the UNT community.

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  • September 6, 1978

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Tilghman, Marvin E., 1917-. Oral History Interview with Marvin E. Tilghman, September 6, 1978, book, September 6, 1978; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1996940/: accessed May 29, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.

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