Prisoners-of-War (POWs)

About Project

This collection serves as a reminder of the hardships encountered by Prisoners-of-War (POWs) who were captured during the Japanese Occupation, their will to survive, and the lessons that were gleaned from their experiences.

Some talking points include the way of life as a POW, casualties and deaths among fellow soldiers, the 1942 Alexandra Hospital massacre, the interviewees’ sentiments about the British surrender, as well as the various means of communication and entertainment available to the POWs.

Interviewees include Stanley Bryant-Smith, who was sent to a concentration camp at Caldecott Hill, and Arthur Titherington, who belonged to the Royal Artillery Anti-tank Unit of Royal Signals.

Names of Interviewees in Prisoners-of-War (POWs)