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A BOY'S WAR is a true story of a boy in China in a Japanese concentration camp during World War II. Yet it is an account more about children and their adventures than the atrocities of a deathcamp. And it includes glimpses of Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Liddell not included in Chariots of Fire.

What might have been simply a tale of an agonizing separation of a schoolboy from his parents—a separation that spanned six years and included war, danger, malnutrition, and tragedy—is a story that lights up with adventure, ingenuity, heroism, and hope. The unquenchability of the human spirit under extreme pressure and
the influence of godly faith and sacrificial example in hard circumstances shine through.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. David J. Michell was born in China, the son of Australians Walter and Reba Michell of the China Inland Mission. He was at Chefoo School in Northeast China when the Japanese took students and staff captive. After liberation David finished high school and university in Australia, then went to England to study at London Bible College and London University.
He joined Overseas Missionary Fellowship in New Zealand and served in Japan two terms. In Japan he married Joan Petrie—a graduate of Prairie Bible College in Alberta, Canada— whom he met at OMF's orientation course in Singapore. All four of their
children—Robyn, Heather, Kenneth, and Judith—were born in Japan during the years the Michells worked among university students there. The family settled in Toronto when OMF made David National Director for Canada in 1975. In 1988 David earned his Doctor of Missiology degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
ISBN 9971-972-71-9

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CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Introduction
Map of China
Chapter 1
---------------A CHARIOT OF FIRE
Chapter 2
---------------MY TURN
Chapter 3
---------------JOYFUL SCHOOL DAYS
Chapter 4
--------------BAYONETS IN THE SCHOOL YARD
Chapter 5
--------------INTERNMENT AT TEMPLE HILL
Chapter 6
-------------WEIHSIEN CONCENTRATION CAMP
Chapter 7
-------------OVER THE WALL
Chapter 8
------------OF ALL THE WORLD'S BRAVE HEROES
Chapter 9
------------LIKE SAVIORS FROM ANOTHER WORLD
Chapter 10
------------FROM THE LAND OF THE ENEMY
Chapter 11
----------- WEIHSIEN REVISITED

-----------Appendix 167

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