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:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... Bible Prophecy concerning this present generation. Yisrayl makes an astounding statement when he ... He explains that the Bible details the current times so plainly that anyone ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... The Radiology Business Management Association will select the 2017 Quest ... Better Radiology Marketing Programs conference, held this year from March 5 to 7 ... given out in five categories. They are:, ,     Patient Marketing, a ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Castle Farms, the celebrated ... Giveaway, with the winning couple announced on Feb. 14, 2017, on Facebook. The ... local vendors: A Matter of Taste, Ryan Rousseau Enterprises, A Touch of Spring ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... The 89th Academy Awards will be celebrated this weekend, ... Policy Center Bunkum Award. We invite you to enjoy our 11th annual tongue-in-cheek “salute” ... is the Center for American Progress (CAP), for its report, Lessons From State Performance ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... the Platinum Sponsor for ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting. KLS is a longtime supporter ... in 2017 as an exhibitor and Platinum Sponsor," said Dr. Bob Havlik, 2017 ACPA ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... BRISBANE, Australia , Feb. 23, 2017  Directors from Pharma ... the two companies have joined forces, resulting in the founding of ... . Pharma To Market are pleased to announce their ... an office in Singapore . The company are ... Consulting as Co-Director of the Singapore based ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 2017 Non-alcoholic steatohepataitis (NASH) Pipeline ... drugs being developed for the treatment of ... that are in various phases of development ... on novel pharmacologic drugs & regenerative medicines ... recombinant proteins and RNA-based therapeutics, but excludes ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb 24, 2017 Medivir ... proposal for a new Board of Directors that will ... 2016-2017 Nomination Committee comprises representatives of the company,s three ... of 2016 who have accepted a seat on the ... composition of the 2016-2017 Nomination Committee was as follows:  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: