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British prisoners of war in Far East, WW2

Group  From 1941  To 1945

Categories: War Memorial WW2

Countries: Japan

During WW2 the Germans treated their British prisoners of war (POWs) quite well but those held by Japan were treated appallingly. Japan had not signed and ignored the Geneva Convention and denied any access to the Red Cross. 37% of those in Japanese POW camps died. Perhaps the worst conditions were suffered by those forced to build the Burma-Thailand railway.

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British prisoners of war in Far East, WW2

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