Captive Memories represents a distillation of the range of Far East POW historical research undertaken at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Beginning in 1947 right up to the present day, LSTM’s involvement with the health (and latterly the history) of these veterans, represents the longest collaborative partnership ever undertaken by the Tropical School. Out of this unique and enduring rela- tionship came knowledge which has improved the diagnosis and treatment of some tropical infections, together with a greater understanding of the long- term psychological effects of Far East captivity. Using eye-witness accounts and the personal perspective of this group of elderly veterans of Far East captivity as the backdrop, Captive Memories charts this fascinating history.