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Posted on Friday 15th August

Friday, 15 August marks the anniversary of VJ Day, a date which is especially significant to former Far Eastern POW, Ken Adams, author of Healing in Hell.

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.

Further Reading

Healing in Hell

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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.Read more...


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