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Posted on Friday 15th August
This year, Ken and his wife Marion celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on the 69th anniversary of VJ Day.
Ken saw action on the Malay Peninsula during the Second World War, before being captured at Singapore. As a trained medic he was initially assigned to work at Changi Hospital before being moved around various camps in Thailand during his three-year ordeal.
For more details of Ken Adams' experiences during the Second World War, see this Warfare article edited by Ken's son, Mike Adams.
Healing in Hell(Hardback - 180 pages)
by Ken Adams
Like many thousands of other unsuspecting young soldiers, Ken Adams was sent out to the Far East during the Second World War. He immediately saw action on the Malay Peninsula before being captured at Singapore. As a trained medic he was initially assigned to work at Changi Hospital, where conditions were bad enough. However, this was only the start of the three-year ordeal and many moves and far worse camps in Thailand were to follow.
Of further interest...
Healing in Hell - Memoirs of a Far Eastern POW MedicWed 6th August
This article is based on extracts from Ken Adams' Second World War memoirs of life as a POW medic in the Far East. From the fall of Singapore to the difficulties of returning home. Contains graphic images. Read article...
Salamanca - The Peninsula SeriesTue 24th July
Marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Salamanca during the Peninsular War, 22 July 1812. A look at the bestselling DVD from Pen & Sword Digital and BHTV. Read article...
Richard Mead tells all about The Men Behind MontyTue 12th April
Richard Mead explains how he came to write The Men Behind Monty – The Staff and HQs of Eighth Army and 21st Army Group, which has been shortlisted for the British Army Military Book of the Year. Read article...