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So Very Far From Home

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August 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It also marks the 70th anniversary of an amazing rescue. During the final days of World War II, small groups of specially trained American troops parachuted into Japanese prison camps, liberating innocent children, their parents, teachers and friends. They had been imprisoned for the "crime" of being American British, Australian and Dutch, confined to camps where hunger, disease, brutality and despair we're their everyday companions. The story of these child-prisoners formed the basis of Steven Spielberg's epic film "Empire of the Sun." Now hear this incredible, little-known story told by those who actually lived it.