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(NEW! You can now binge all of Season One and Season Two at www.storiestovoice.com/fd-listen and www.storiestovoice.com/fd-listen-1942.) Audio-drama based on a WWII diary written by Natalie Crouter during her internment in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines. Three weeks after the first bombings of the Philippines on December 8, 1941, Natalie, her family, and 500 civilians were marched at gunpoint to a deserted U.S. military post (Season One: 1941). Thus began their survival story of body and mind from 1942 to 1945. Under the watchful eyes of Japanese guards, the prisoners set up their own society while constantly scrounging for food—often aided by heroic Filipinos. Japanese commandants and homesick soldiers filtered in and out of camp as guerrillas on the outside fought to take back the Philippines. The first two commandants were civilians plucked from town, the third a remarkable Japanese officer with whom the prisoners found common ground, and the last a demoted lieutenant who was “a real S.O.B.” Natalie’s diary is a fascinating, real-life view of wartime captivity and a gripping tale of courage, tenacity, and hope.