Today I attended a Remembrance Day Service at the Civic Centre to pay tribute to and honour the Far East Prisoners of War. The 14th and 15th of August marks Victory in Japan Day (VJ Day).
The war in the east was often forgotten about at home as it took place on the opposite side of the world. Many prisoners of war were treated abominably in detention and died as a result of dehydration, starvation, disease and exhaustion.
We shall remember them today.