This website is home to Far East prisoner of war (FEPOW) research projects run by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).

December 2018: The Heritage Lottery Fund awards £60,000 grant towards LSTM’s FEPOW Art of Survival exhibition opening in October 2019 at the Victoria Gallery & Museum in Liverpool, click here for more information.

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