2008 Conference

2008 Conference Programme

Researching FEPOW History Group’s

2nd International Conference

at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA), Alrewas, Staffordshire
on Saturday & Sunday, 31 May – 1 June, 2008

The focus will be FEPOW and civilian internment in
SINGAPORE, MALAYA & HONG KONG, 1941-1945

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Mr Jeyathurai A. (Jeya) – Director of the Changi Museum, Singapore
The Fall of Malaya and Singapore
and
How Singapore commemorates WWII

Tony Banham – Founder of the Hong Kong War Diary website
The battle for Hong Kong, FEPOW & Civilian Internees
and the Hellships

Professor Sears Eldredge – Civilian Internee & FEPOW Concert Parties

GUEST LECTURERS:
Peter Francis – Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Dr Nigel Stanley – Medical aspects relating to FEPOW and civilian internees
David Tett – FEPOW mail and postal history
Peter Thompson – author of The Battle for Singapore, speaking on Aspects of the Pacific War

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Rod Beattie – Director of the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Roderick Suddaby – Imperial War Museum
Fred Seiker – FEPOW
Alan Bowgen – The National Archives
Once again, we hope to be joined by at least 12 FEPOW guests including representatives of two famous Highland regiments.

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Remembering captivity across Southeast Asia and the Far East during the Second World War

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