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The skirmishes in the "battle for concerts" that took place in Kanburi Officers Camp during 1945 pitted the Japanese authorities with their ever-tightening set of restrictions on the shows’ content against the POWs with their ever-increasing ingenuity in finding ways to keep entertainment going.

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This book tells the story of how music and theatre helped the 61,000 POWs who were sent to these camps survive their ordeal. It is a story that is not well-known to history and it is now being recovered. It is a story about how music and theatre and the other arts are absolutely essential to a society's life.

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Chapter 9. “The Battle for Concerts”: Kanburi Officers’ Camp


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