VJ DAY 75: LIBERATED FROM HELL

Steve Snelling relates the personal experiences of VJ Day through the eyes of a few of the thousands of British prisoners of war freed from Japanese captivity

For thousands of British and Commonwealth personnel being held as prisoners of war by the Japanese, August 15, 1945 – VJ Day – marked the beginning of the end of an ordeal like no other. In captivity, they had been reduced to an emaciated army of slave labourers alternately facing brutal treatment and callous neglect.

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