Behind Barbed Wires By: Reese,Jones

In 1942 during WW two after the bombing of pearl harbor Executive order 9066 was issued relocating 120,000 Japanese Americans. Executive order 9066 was not just to relocate the Japanese it also let the military control check points in public giving more power to the military.
In the internment camps the Japanese did not spend there time in something like this.
The Japanese slept and ate in horse stables and is where they spent most of there time because the U.S. government did not have enough time to build a suitable prison therefor they took over abounded properties to imprison the Japanese.
Even though Japanese men and women were put in internment camps Japanese men where put in ranks during the war to further the success of the U.S. military's fire power these brave men did not receive gratitude for they lives they saved and for the blood they spilled.
Even though the prison towers where not as advanced as this picture they still housed guards who watched over the prison with high powered rifles and if the prisoners don't listen to a guard when they where told to do something they where shot on site especially if they tried to escape.
Eventually the Japanese where released after suffering four long years in filth ridden internment camps after all the suffering they went through with family's being broken up with losing there houses they where finally reunited.


Created with images by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections - "Marine Shares A Treat, 1944" • Rick Obst - "Eugene Japanese American Art Memorial" • Jumilla - "Alcatraz prison cells" • Bubblejewel96 - "Stable" • Chris Turner Photography - "The Surrender of Penang" • Rennett Stowe - "prison guard tower" • imediadesign - "fence park city"

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