Welcome to Researching FEPOW History. We are an independent research group that focuses on Far East POW and civilian internee history, and the impact of its memory on subsequent generations. Founded in 2005, we organise one-day events and larger international conferences, bringing together veterans, their families, writers and academics to create a friendly space through which to share histories of captivity during the Second World War.
Our mission is to:
- Share the stories of captivity from Southeast Asia, and their related histories, as widely as possible
- Connect relatives of former POWs and internees with those who can help with their searches for information – and also to one another
- Engage with wider academic and research communities, creating a dialogue that explores the lessons of captivity, suffering and survival – and the legacy of trauma’s aftermath
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“To remember them is to honour them”
Dr Lizzie Oliver
Chair, Researching FEPOW History Group