Recovery Allied Prisoners of War and Internees:

Or “Retain All Prisoners of War Indefinitely” as POWs named it.

On the 15 Aug 1945, RAPWI was tasked with recovering an unknown number of POWs and civilian internees in unknown locations, and in unknown conditions. RAPWI’s remit was to find, provide medical care, administrate and evacuate those individuals from captivity.

In the UK, repatriation ships arrived at Liverpool and Southampton.


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

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