RFHG Workshop: 10 June 2019

The programme for our June workshop at the Institute of Historical Research has been confirmed, and it’s a packed day with an exciting range of speakers.

Only a handful of tickets are remaining for the day, so if you want to grab your place, you can do so using this link. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Captivity and internment across the Far East during the Second World War

10am: Welcome (RFHG)

10.10 – 11.20: Cultures

10.10 – 10.25. Forgotten Men: Memory and Remembrance of Indian Prisoners of War of the Japanese during the Second World War (Kevin Noles)

10.30 – 10.45. Jewish POWs of the Japanese during the Second World War (Martin Sugarman)

10.50 – 11.05. Another Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: nostalgia for a homeland and multi-culturalism in POW camps (Chie Inamoto)

11.05 – 11.20. Q&A

11.25 – 12.35: Generations

11.25 – 11.40. When objects tell the story: FEPOW memories and material culture (Terry Smyth)

11.45 – 12.00. Francis J Murray, Royal Army Medical Corps: Changi, Hokkaido (Paul Murray)

12.05 – 12.20. The ‘Other’ Railway Man: Mom and Pop’s Story (Phyllis Livingstone Pettit)

12.20 – 12.35. Q&A

12.35 – 13.25: Lunch (NB: hot drinks will be provided but please bring a packed lunch)

13.30 – 14.40: Medics

13.30 – 13.45. Behind the Wire: Australian Military Nursing and Internment during the Second World War (Angharad Fletcher)

13.50 – 14.05. Bill Frankland: A Medical Officer on Black Friday (Paul Watkins)

14.10 – 14.25. Doctor Cicely Williams: pioneering healthcare in captivity (Magda Biran-Taylor)

14.25 – 14.40. Q&A

 14.45: 15.55: Histories

14.45 – 15.00. Internment in Fukushima (Chris Best)

15.05 – 15.20. Ashley Prime, Royal Signals: Singapore, Thailand, Japan (Ashley Prime)

15.25 – 15.40. The ‘other’ steel bridges of the Thai-Burma Railway (Ken Hewitt)

15.40 – 15.55. Q&A

16.00 – Close