Mariano Villarin Interview, February 18, 1988
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Mariano Villarin, a prisoner of war in Japan during World War Two, discusses his interactions with Iva Toguri, convicted by the U.S. government as “Tokyo Rose.” He recalls the U.S. government’s subpoena of his wartime diary, to be used to convict Toguri, in which he wrote about enjoying Toguri’s music. He remembers Toguri collecting citrus fruit for the prisoners of war, and recalls a specific instance in which she lied about the outcome of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which would be used in her conviction. Villarin reads sections of his book, We Remember Bataan and Corregidor (1986), and says that Toguri’s conviction was influenced by racism.
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World War, 1939-1945; Tokyo Rose; Toguri, Iva; Leyte Gulf; Cousens, Major Charles H.; Corregidor Island; Reyes, Norman; Radio Tokyo; Ince, Wallace “Ted”
Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Villarin, Mariano, "Mariano Villarin Interview, February 18, 1988" (1988). Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project. 11.