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James H. Taylor, III, wears the armband required for prisoners
of the Japanese in Chefoo (now called Yantai), Shandong Province,
China. Immediately after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, December
7, 1941, the Japanese commandeered the Chefoo School and its students
and immediately required that when any "enemy alien"
left the school campus he must wear an armband that included a
large black letter to indicated his nationality -- B or British,
A for American, etc. Taylor was a 12-year-old student when the
Japanese took over the Chefoo School.
In order to transform the school into a Japanese naval base, Japanese
later marched Chefoo School students and teachers in a very public
humiliation to a secure internment camp in a Presbyterian Church
compound elsewhere in Chefoo and then, in 1943, relocated the
school to the Weihsien concentration camp also in Shandong Province.
The camp in Weihsien (now called Weifang) had also formerly been
a Presbyterian church compound that included a school and a hospital.
In Weihsien, Japanese required internees to wear badges with prisoner
numbers, not armbands. ---- ---