Research & Articles by Lt. Col. Peter Winstanley OAM RFD (Retired), JP
Research, Interviews and Articles about the Prisoners Of War of the Japanese who built the Burma to Thailand railway during world war two. Focusing on the doctors and medical staff among the prisoners. Also organised trips to Thailand twice a year.
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June 2019

Before is archived again, I felt that my NEWS page needed to be updated, probably for the last time.

Video Section and Articles. There are now 70 video interviews on the website. No new items have been added.

Females as POWs or Civilian Internees. There are some stories about Dutch women, who resided in the Netherlands East Indies, and who were civilian internees of the Japanese. At the time, they were aged from as young as 4 years to mature women. Like the Nurses, who were incarcerated under the Japanese, they would have had a terrible time (maybe worse than the males).

One must never forget that there were many POWs of the Japanese who suffered in other places including, the Sumatra Railway, Hainan Island, Timor, Ambon, Korea, Manchuria and those who were sent directly to Japan.

Guestbook and Website. The website continues to be visited regularly.

I feel it is unlikely that any additional information will be added to the website. I am hoping that all my research papers and diaries, that people have so generously given to me over the years, will be accepted by the Australian War Memorial for preservation.

To all those folks who visit the website, I hope that you are able to find information that may elp you in your research. To those who have contributed to the material on the website and for all the readers who have answered queries in the Guestbook, especially those from the UK, a big “thank you”.

I would like especially to thank Trevor Lancaster who has so generously looked after the website for many years.



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