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The city of Maizuru in Kyoto Prefecture was one of the ports through which both POWs and civilians were repatriated after the war. It says it aims to have 570 items, including memoirs and drawings composed by the former inmates of Siberian labor
Adds photos, audio) Tamil politicians demand international investigation at Jaffna protest [TamilNet, Sunday, 02 March 2014, 23:36 GMT] When Sinhala prisoners protested in Kandy, Namal Rajapaksa, the son of SL President went to the prison and ordered
S.C. (AP) Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. The researchers have
The youngest of the men who'd survived WW1 were just reaching retirement age when I started work in 1965 aged 15...Those who'd served in the same regiment gravitated towards the same canteen table. One in every three recruits into the GPO between the
Colditz; the Great Escape; Bridge on the River Kwai and, recently, the Railway Man. Parodies of them by everyone from Beyond the Fringe to Russ Abbott...And yet with the single, powerful exception of the French classic La Grande Illusion, the
Yikes, as if we didn't already think the First World War claimed enough victims: A French historian says the number of soldiers killed in the Great War has been vastly understated a death count too low by as many as one million. Above: Serbian
I never felt as close to the GDR as I did after its downfall, Maxim Leo remarks, pondering the paradox that in the final years of the East German state he had felt a Westerner, even pretending with friends that they were tourists from the West.
In this world exclusive clip, the young Eric, played by Jeremy Irvine, recounts tails of brutality in the attempts to build the Thai-Burma Death' Railway, foreshadowing the gruelling ordeal that awaits him and his fellow POWs.
Forty-two years ago, exactly on December 10, while preparing to hit a radar installation east of Lahore in erstwhile West-Pakistan in his Sukhoi-7 fighter, Flight Lieutenant Dilip Parulkar was sure "nothing is going to happen" to him. And why not,
Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) The granddaughter of late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited a memorial park in Jinguashi in New Taipei Saturday to pay tribute to World War II prisoners of war (POWs) held captive in Taiwan by the Japanese.