1945: Yes, We Said Hell

In 1945 the Daily Globe ran this ad for war bonds with the text "American plea from Japanese hell camps."

About the time I started working for the Daily Globe, a reader complained because we’d included a quote with the word "helluva" in it. I don’t know whether we got any complaints about the "Japanese hell camps" in 1945, but it is certainly possible.

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  1. Bob

    The ships used to take prisoners from the Philipines (or other islands) to Japan were called hell ships. There were many, many pows that did not survive the journey.

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