De: "Dwight W. Whipple" <thewhipples@attbi.com>

: <weihsien@topica.com>

Objet: Re: Bibliography on Weihsien

Date : vendredi 12 juillet 2002 13:41

 

Yes, you did send me the memoirs of Howard Galt. Thank you very much. Fascinating reading and I could picture in my mind many of the references he made. Anybody want to make a movie of this?!

~dwight whipple

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Donald Menzi

To: weihsien@topica.com

Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 9:47 PM

Subject: Re: Bibliography on Weihsien

 

 

Between the books, paintings, photos and the wonderful recollections being shared within this group, it seems almost possible to bring Weihsien back from the the past. I think there we have the makings of a great documentary

 

 

As a beginning bibliography, I have managed to obtain the following material about Weihsien:

 

1. Books

 

Langdon Gilkey, "Shantung Compound -- The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure," HarperSanFrancisco (1966).

 

Norman Cliff, "Courtyard of the Happy Way," Arthur James Limited, Evesham, Worcs., England (1977).
please write to: DR. NORMAN H. CLIFF, 4 HALL TERRACE, HAROLD WOOD, ESSEX RM3 OXR. U.K.

 

David Michell, "A Boy's War," OMF International, Singapore (1988).

 

Laurance Tipton, "Chinese Escapade," Macmillan & Co, London, (1949). (He's one of the two escapees)

 

(our own) Pamela Masters, "The Mushroom Years - A Story of Survival," Henderson House, Placerville, CA, (1998).

 

R. J. DeJaegher, "The Enemy Within, An Eyewitness Account of the Communist Conquest of China" (Chapter 8 only), St Paul Publications, Bandra, Bombay (1969).

 

Stanley Nordmo mentioned a book by Martha Philips, "Behind Stone Walls and Barbed Wire." I've searched in vain for it through all of the internet sources I know of for out-of-print books (bibliofind, abe, powells, alibris -- all ending in .com). July 22, 2004, message from Norman Cliff: This was published by: Bible Memory Association, P.O.BOX 12000, Ringgold, LA 71068-2000. Tel: 318-894-9154

 

Joyce Bradbury has mentioned her own book in an email, but I don't know the title. Through abe.com I located a book entitled "Forgiven but not Forgotten" by a Joyce Bradbury in a bookstore in Australia. I have called them and they are checking it out to see if it could be hers, in which case I'll buy it from them. (Is that your book, Joyce, and if not, what is your title?)

 

Joyce also mentions that she has a photostat copy of Fr. Scanlan's autobiography, which is not otherwise obtainable. (Joyce, if you would be willing to send me a copy I may be able to scan it with Optical Character Recognition softare and put into Microsoft Word so it can be "republished" so to speak.)

 

Leonare Moesteart has mentioned a book entitled "Tientsin," by David C. Hulme, that includes some stories about Weihsien, available by downloading or print through www.iumix.com.

 

2. Writings

 

The two unpublished manuscripts that I have, which I will make available to anyone either as an attachment (in MS Word) or on paper, are:

 

Howard Galt, "The Internment Camp at Wei Hsien, Shantung, March - Sept., 1943," original in the Yale Divinity School Library, New Haven.

 

George D. Wilder, "Weihsien Diary" -- daily diary entries for the period from March to September, 1943.

 

In addition, there are Galt's and Wilder's descriptions of the repatriation voyage of the Gripsholm, the ship that took a large number of internees back to the U.S. in 1943. These, too, can be sent either as email attachments or "hard" copies.

 

3. Paintings and Photos

 

There are several sources of paintings and photographs of Weihsien. In addition to those done by Gertrude Wilder (22 watercolors), Joyce Bradbury has sent out scans of five paintings collected by her brother, Eddie Cook. Leopold Pander has produced a CD with some wonderful "aquarelles" -- finely detailed paintings of various Weihsien scenes. There are also a number of photos from David Michell and others. I am planning to set up a web site where all of the Weihsien graphics can be viewed along with a map showing their locations, and also downloaded to individual computers.

 

It would be good if those of you who know of other publications, including magazine articles or newspaper clippings (publication and date) dealing with this topic, pictures, etc. would add them to this list. It will also be a start on the research that would need to go into any documentary.

 

(Greg -- you say you are "busily researching this time period in Chinese history" What have you turned up about Weihsien?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 09:17 PM 7/9/2002 -0400, you wrote:

>Reply from Gladys Hubbard Swift - I was twenty years old when my parents

>were interned at Weihsien. I have some writings of theirs. Do we have a

>Bibliography re Weihsien? I do have OMF Book list with A Boy's War by

>Michell.

>

>>Dwight

>>

>>I don't remember if you already requested that I email you a copy of

>>Howard Galt's brief memoir of the Weihsien camp and the trip back on the

>>Gripsholm in 1943. If not, and you are interested, just respond to this

>>and I will attach them to my reply.

>>

>>By the way, this applies to everyone else, as well.

>>

>>Is it possible for us to find out where everyone lives, to see how

>>far-flung we are, and whether or not an actual "reunion" might be

>>feasible? I am in New York City, USA. Where are you?

 

>--

De: "Stan Thomas" <books@ginniff.com>

: <weihsien@topica.com>

Objet: Re: Bibliography on Weihsien

Date : jeudi 18 juillet 2002 19:22

 

Donald,

Here are some further titles for your list. They are largely about

Chefoo, but may add a little about Weihsien.

 

1. Gordon Martin Chefoo School, 1881-1951: A history and memoir.

Paperback, 166 pp, Braunton, Devon, UK, Merlin Books, 1990. (L

5.95). (ISBN 0863034659). The popular schoolmaster "Goopy" Martin gives

a history of the Chefoo Schools. There are about 20 pages on Weihsien.

 

2. Gordon Martin Schoolmaster Errant paperback, 80 pp, Braunton,

Devon, UK, Merlin Books, 1992. (L 5.25). (ISBN 0863036120) 8 pages on

Weihsien. A charming series of autobiographical anecdotes.

 

3. Sheila Miller Pigtails, Petticoats and the Old School Tie paperback,

224 pp Seven Oaks, Kent, OMF, 1981 (ISBN 0853631409) A lively history of

the Chefoo Schools with 11 pp on Weihsien.

 

4. Myra Scovel The Chinese Ginger Jars, hardcover, 189 pp. NY, Harper &

Brothers, 1962 An American Presbyterian Mission family, repatriated in

1943; about 20 pp on Weihsien.

 

5. Sally Magnusson The Flying Scotsman, paperback, 191 pp, NY, Quartet

Books Inc., 1981 (ISBN 0704333791) A biography of Eric Liddell with about

20 pages on Weihsien

 

6. Norman Cliff The White Cliffs of Hangzhou, paperback, 172 pp. Courtyard

Publishers, PO Box 25, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9EN, UK. 1998 (ISBN

0953329518) A Genealogy of the Cliffs and Broomhalls with 6 pp on Weihsien
please write to: DR. NORMAN H. CLIFF 4 HALL TERRACE, HAROLD WOOD, ESSEX RM3 OXR, U.K.

 

Stanley Thompson

 

 

At 12:47 AM 07/10/2002 -0400, you wrote:

>Between the books, paintings, photos and the wonderful recollections being

>shared within this group, it seems almost possible to bring Weihsien back

>from the the past. I think there we have the makings of a great documentary

>

>

 

De: "Laura Hope-Gill" <laurahopegill@aol.com>

: <weihsien@topica.com>

Objet: Re: Bibliography on Weihsien

Date : vendredi 19 juillet 2002 19:19

 

In a message dated 7/12/2002 6:13:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

dmenzi@asan.com writes:

 

 

>

> I think it would make a great "made for television" movie. Anybody know a

> producer?

>

> At 01:47 PM 7/11/02 -0700, you wrote:

>

> >> Yes, you did send me the memoirs of Howard Galt. Thank you very much.

>> Fascinating reading and I could picture in my mind many of the references

>> he made. Anybody want to make a movie of this?!

>>

>

 

I am close friends with a documentary film-maker who is thrilled with the

idea. We will meet this week with a man who knows how we can fund it. I

would very much love to interview all of you--naturally at Weifang would be

best, but we could also venture to various regions for personal interviews.

I don't think the material falls short of full motion picture once all the

stories are shared. I have only seen two films about Europeans in the

Japanese camps--Empire of the Sun and Paradise Road (w/ Glenn Close). I

think studios would be very interested in a treatment. As Beijing 2008

Olympics draw close, interest in China is going to go through the roof, and

we can expect to see hundreds of books and several films about various

aspects.

 

Iris Chang's book Rape of Nanking has opened a lot of people's eyes to the

code of silence between Japan and the US after the war. There is definitely

interest in what went on.

 

Sincerely,

Laura

 

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