On VJ Day 74: Letters between the generations
On the 74th anniversary of VJ Day, Ashley Prime writes for RFHG about his father, Lance Corporal Ashley Prime – a former prisoner of war in Singapore and Thailand – whose moving post-war letters have been published open access for all to read.
Lance Corporal Ashley Prime. Courtesy of Ashley Prime
I had of course always known that my father had been a Japanese Prisoner of War. I grew up with that always in our minds in our home, but it was never really seen as a negative. It was just there, and from my childhood, I recall kindly former colleagues of his visiting our home. They were always kind and I never felt any anger in the way they were. At least to me as a small child.
Later in life, I was living in West Germany in my early twenties, and whilst back in London on holiday, I…
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Posted on June 22, 2020, in First-hand Accounts, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged CBI, Father's Day, History, Letters, Military, Military History, VJ Day, WW2, WWII. Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.