Spectrum 224. The wrong side of the wire. Part 2: The Pacific Sector.

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The second part of a two-part documentary on the memories of former New Zealand prisoners of war. [See ID22078 Spectrum 216 for Part 1]

Five New Zealanders talk about their experiences as prisoners of war held by the Japanese during the Second World War.
The interviewees in the programme are:
Margaret Mills, captured in Shanghai;
Richard Jordan, captured in Singapore;
Cyril Taylor, captured in Hong Kong;
Joe Hosier, captured in Singapore;
Dick Bell, captured at sea and held in Japan.

The POWs describe the circumstances of their capture, the camps they were interned in, the conditions and treatment they endured.

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Year 1977

Reference number 24938

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits Owen, Alwyn (b.1926), Presenter

Duration 00:35:55

Date 1977