Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Donnie, Jun 12, 2013.
Hi Thank you for the information great web link
Hi Thank you for your reply, I had a personal researcher on the forces web site look into this he emailed over a lot of information ie the regiment daily diary etc I shall put on the site once I work out how
I look forward to seeing these Jeff.
Hi See attached uploads
I don't know how to make an album as I have many more documents
Thanks for posting Jeff.
Select 'Gallery' from the top of the page, then select 'add media' then select 'an album' open up the drop down box and select 'create an album' and off you go
Frankly the behaviour of the Japanese was as bad as being in the worst Holocaust Concentration camps. To this day they have not faced up to these atrocities squarely. The excuse that they believed becoming a Prisoner was beyond shame crumbles when compared with their much better behaviour in WW1. Something happened between the Wars to shape their barbarity in WW2.
For all who have contributed here, extracts from the mighty work "WEARY, The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop of The Burma-Thailand Railway" by Sue Ebury, published 1994
Contents of the book listed here; The General Perspective
Always remember, never forget,
Bill Griffiths had been very severely injured after being forced by the Japanese to clear a booby trapped explosives dump. He was blinded, lost both hands and suffered a shattered leg. His life was saved twice by Weary Dunlop. First by Weary's supreme surgical skill and secondly (as above) by Weary interposing himself between Bill and a Japanese bayonet.
Billy survived and in 1972 having become 'Disabled Sportsman of the Year' in 1969 was the subject of the TV show 'This is Your Life'. Weary Dunlop flew in from Australia to take part.
Billy's autobiography is 'Blind to Misfortune', a truly remarkable story of how he overcame adversity not only as a FEPOW but also later in life.
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