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Captivity: Revisiting the River Kwai

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of World War II, RFHG Conference delegate and visual artist Sally Grumbridge has created a video. In it she talks about how her father’s experiences as a Far East Prisoner of War (FEPOW) in Singapore and Thailand inspired her to make a series of paintings and prints telling his story.

Photos (courtesy of Sally Grumbridge) show : Sally’s father, Bombardier George Porter (135th RA); a page from George’s journal detailing some of the camps he was in; a page from George’s journal that state “Aug 15th War Ends”.

You can watch the video below or here.

Sally Grumbridge, Captivity: Revisiting the River Kwai.