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Government & Organizations, National

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Prisoners of war in the Far East

August 31st, 2016

Episode 471 of 481 episodes

Prisoners of war in the Far East experienced some of the most horrifying and traumatic conditions of the Second World War. But what of the experiences of family members and loved ones left at home during this time?In this podcast, writer Hilary Custance Green talks about her new book ‘Surviving the Death Railway’, which is based on her father’s personal experiences. Using original records from our collection, Hilary explores how prisoners and their loved ones coped at this time and attempted to rebuild their lives at the end of hostilities.

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