Far East POWs remembered in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/11
By: Emerson Lim

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society (TPCMS) held a gathering Saturday evening to remember thousands of prisoners of war who endured hardship and in many cases lost their lives at POW camps in Taiwan and the Far East during World War II.

Participants observed a moment of silence for the deceased POWs after remarks by guests that recalled the suffering they endured.

A 2001 war film "To End All Wars," which depicts the story of POWs held in a Japanese camp during World War II, was then screened.

The event was held on Far East Prisoners of Wars Day (FEPOW Day), a day of tribute to those held by the Japanese as POWs in the Far East during World War II, including in 16 POW camps in Taiwan.

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