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From Gordon Helsby ...


... first picture after Camp ...


in 1961 --- Sandra and Gerry (standing) Sheryl and Gordon (seated)

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The BOOK


Sandra Kay, 18 months, during house arrest period.


Compound wall showing barbed wire and guard towers.


The repatriation ship sails.


a telegram


Furlough 1947, with baby, Gery, preparing to return to China.


... printer friendly version of:
The BOOK ...



Weihsien Concentration Camp


A typical bill from merchant Han.
The total amount is FRB$3,510 equal at the time to US$ 174.84



Sandra in camp with homemade wheelbarrow.


Liberated ...


On furlough 1961. Children: Sandra and Gery (standing) Sheryl and Gordon (seated).


August, 1945


Typical row of 9 by 12-foot rooms where families lived.


Comfort Money Regulations.


U.S. plane over Block-23 after liberation.


With friends, Mary Scott and Marcy Ditmanson, back in Peking after release from camp.


Dr. John Hayes about 1954.


Mr. & Mrs. Helsby's wedding day, Dec.23, 1939


Kitchen No.1 where Meredith worked


The Peking Chronicle


One of the leaflets dropped by U.S. planes.


Colonel Wedemeyer.


Mr. & Mrs. Helsby.
... retired.