This website is home to Far East prisoner of war (widely known as FEPOW) research projects run by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. In particular it features the 2007 FEPOW Oral History project and the 2009-2011 Heritage Lottery Funded FEPOW Education Project: reaching a worldwide audience.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr Wendi Bailey, Diagnostic Lab, LSTM

Since the end of World War Two, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has been involved with FEPOW. This unique relationship has led to world class research into tropical disease and the effects of captivity which informs the way in which military personnel are treated and cared for today.

Far Eastern Prisoners of War

Four FEPOW with Japanese guard

Between 2007-2010, LSTM recorded interviews with sixty two FEPOW who have shared experiences endured over sixty years ago, as well as their unique, long-term perspective. Search here to listen to extracts of these interviews...

FEPOW History in Schools

Pensby School girls with FEPOW Fergus Anckorn.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project has enabled LSTM, in collaboration with Pensby High School for Girls in Wirral, to pilot a study introducing aspects of the FEPOW experience across the secondary curriculum.

Working Men by Jack Chalker, Kanyu Camp,
October 1942