Navigation Links
VJ Day marked with launch of POW project on Merseyside
Date:8/12/2009

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has been awarded 48,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of its ongoing work with ex-Far Eastern Prisoners of War (FEPOW) to create an archive of oral histories from surviving prisoners. The grant will expand this work through a website and interaction project that will allow many more of their stories to be told and preserved for future generations.

The two year project is led by LSTM's Professor Geoff Gill with partners including the Imperial War Museum, Wirral's Learning Lighthouse and Pensby High School for Girls.

LSTM's longstanding relationship with ex-FEPOW dates back to the end of the World War II. Many of these men were stationed in Merseyside prior to travelling to the Far East and returned to the UK via Liverpool. Those suffering from tropical diseases were admitted to LSTM's tropical ward and treated by specialists. In all more than 2,000 prisoners were treated, enabling ground-breaking research into the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as strongyloidiasis still affecting some over thirty years after infection.

Professor Gill explained: "Over the past two years a group of 60 surviving veterans all in their late 80's have given oral history interviews to LSTM. They were keen to shed light on their collective and personal experiences both during and after their captivity to prevent them from being overlooked by history. Having added their voices they have offered future generations a unique insight into the effect of long-term captivity. This is something that can only happen through the development of appropriate and authentic learning resources.

"A dedicated website will feature learning material aimed at GCSE and A-Level students, alongside extracts from some of the 60 interviews. We will be working with a group of Year 10 pupils from Pensby High School for Girls who have already studied the FEPOW diaries of a Wirral doctor. They will have the opportunity to meet and interview former FEPOW through specially designed workshops facilitated by the Wirral-based Learning Lighthouse CLC, they will be able to record the encounter via digital video cameras and this material, together with the work that is generated from it, will contribute to a scheme of work for future use in schools. This website will eventually be promoted to the public, education professionals, researchers, family historians and to FEPOW history research groups, allowing further projects to grow, from what will be a legacy for future generations." he added.


'/>"/>

Contact: Billy Dean
william.dean@liv.ac.uk
44-015-170-53272
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Lehigh Valley-Based PPO, Valley Preferred, Reports Marked Improvement in Disease Management & Wellness Outcomes
2. Inheritance of hormonal disorder marked by excessive insulin in daughters
3. Epilepsy marked by neural hub network
4. Awake the Movie Highlights the Need for Goldilocks Anesthesia, Says Dr. Barry L. Friedberg, Developer of Bispectral Index (BIS) Monitored Propofol Ketamine Sedation, Now Trademarked as Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIA)(R)
5. Lifeline Vascular Access Launches New Platform for Physicians to Share Best Practices and Improve Vascular Access Care
6. LaVida Massage Launches Franchise Operation in Michigan
7. Hospira Launches Generic Oxaliplatin Injection
8. Worlds First Emergency Medical Device Franchise Launches eMed-Alert
9. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website
10. UT Southwestern researchers launch study into search-and-destroy antigen for deadly skin cancer
11. Urgent Petition Launched to Block Plans for New International Late-Term Abortion Clinic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Thank you to all who ... 8-10. , This event was exclusive to providers and offered an opportunity to ... took place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt where attendees gathered for a lively discussion ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Bacteria and fungi are probably not the first ingredients that come ... including the right microorganisms in your diet can actually improve health outcomes. And the good ... is the topic of a new peer-reviewed paper led by Maria Marco, ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Drs. Bruce ... makeovers without requiring a referral. Trimble Dental offers a variety of services ... and dental implants. Whether patients have discolored, crooked or missing teeth in Eau ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Biotechnology and ... and engagement over the household brands of Top-20 pharma by optimizing clinical trial ... partnering with the right outsourcing payments provider can provide the technology, infrastructure, and ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... SyncDog, Inc. , the leading ... LG Business Solutions at ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit , March 28. ... education and examination into the mobility tools and technology employed by the Federal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... Summary This report provides all the information ... and activities since 2010. Description The Partnering Deals and ... partnering activity of one of the world,s leading life sciences ... purchase to ensure inclusion of the most up to date ... delivered in PDF format within 1 working day of receipt ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... -- Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX, CYRXW) ("Cryoport" or the "Company") ... common stock in an underwritten public offering under an ... and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The offering is subject ... no assurance as to whether or when the offering ... or terms of the offering. Cryoport also expects to ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  A new ... (AADE) found that Medicare,s Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) significantly ... testing supplies. The lack of choice forces beneficiaries to ... have dire health consequences. AADE,s survey ... by AADE and others pointing out the inherent problems ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: