Angus Lorenzen, at age 7, fled Japanese-occupied North China with his sister and mother, just days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, only to be captured in Manila and held in Santo Tomas Internment Camp for more than 3 years. When rescued they returned to England, where he was left in school while his mother returned to join his father in China to try to reestablish their pre-war life. They left China in 1947 to escape the Communist invasion and settled in California, where Angus joined them.
He completed high school in Burlingame, and graduated from the University of California in Berkeley with a BS in Engineering. Later, he received a Masters of Business Management from California State College.
He retired as Vice-President of an international engineering firm and has been active in ex-prisoner of war activities. He was elected Commander of the southern California civilian chapter of the national organization that serves American Ex-POWs, and took office at the beginning of 2008.
He and his wife Gail live in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
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A Lovely Little War
A young boy in a relatively comfortable setting is excited when World War II breaks out and then he becomes a prisoner of the Japanese and his life turns to one of deprivation, death and destruction. A Lovely Little War is an autobiographical account of life and endurance in the infamous Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, as seen through the eyes of a child.
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