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A Year in Japan, Post-Hiroshima: Cameron Highlanders as Occupation Forceicon for Recommended story

Surrender by the Japanese was imminent, and so was information on some of our futures - I was in a group...

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Speaking Shanghai dialect, he was able to explain to the villagers that the swimmers bobbing about in the...

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I landed in Java in February 1942 at Tanjung Priok and went to Dutch Army barracks in Batavia, unloaded...

Coalmining for the Japaneseicon for Recommended story

Our job was to guard the front line in Siam, just waiting for things to happen, which they did, with the...

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The German shells straddled the merchant ship whilst the replies from dad's ship were falling short of...

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This brought memories flooding back of my time as a prisoner of war in Japan and being forced to work as a...

Java-Japan, My father's waricon for Recommended story

Later a school friend helped him with a job at the Naval Headquarters in Bandoeng, he ended up as a...

Photographing Hiroshimaicon for Recommended story

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I was on "H.M.S. Ruler", an aircraft carrier, in Tokyo Harbour on 2 September 1945, when the...

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Singapore to Japan

During our first few weeks as P.O.W. the food supplied by the Japanese was mainly rice and we had boiled...

Experiences as a German and Japanese Civilian Prisoner of War, from 10th May, 1942, to 14th September, 1945

He stated that, if the authorities in Berlin know as much about the Japanese as the Germans did in...

From Hendon to Hiroshima

Far more Japanese were killed in the bombing raids of Colonel Curtis Le May, Commander of the American...

From Hanky Park to the Sea.

There was a real feeling of Internationalism among the armed forces during World War II, I recall the time...

A Soldiers Story Taken from His Taped Record: A POW in China and Japan

At Stanley we were to help protect the coastal guns which were firing inland and inflicting casualties to...

A Child's War -Part 16

An unusual and true story of a young boy who with his mother became a prisoner of both the Germans and the...

A Child's War -Part 14icon for Story with photo

In February following the terrible resistance met in trying to take Saipan, the next target nearer to Japan...

A Child's War -Part 8

An unusual and true story of a young boy who with his mother became a prisoner of both the Germans and the...

A Child's War -Part 15

It was an exciting start to the excitement and strangeness of peace to see at such close quarters at just...

A Child's War -Part 11

Each parcel contained things such as Emergency K Rations, tins of spam, Klim dried milk, chocolate,...

A Child's War -Part 10

The first stage of the eventual defeat of Japan was the steady progress made by General MacArthur in...

A Child's War -Part 6icon for Story with photo

So it has been decided that all of you, with the exception of the Service Officers who will go separately...

A Child's War -Part 9icon for Story with photo

A copy of the Japanese Edition of the Mainichi would be “borrowed”, then taken upstairs and the...

Tommy Scott My Memories as a F.E.Picon for Story with photo

Depart Ambon for Japan early 1944 via Changi Singapore, Manilla, Formosa. Some of us put into Civilian...

My own stories of WW2

My father is Taiwanese, my mother is Japanese and I was born in the capital city of China – Beijing....

A Radar Operator in Singapore, Sumatra, Japan - and Home to Sheffield

Typical Japs didn't come out at all so the Dutch army set fire to the oil plant at Palambang I think I...

Round the world at government expense Chapter9: With the RAF in Japan

Iwakuni airfield had been a major Japanese airforce base both for landplanes and sea based aircraft... The...

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