Prisoners of the Japanese

Sarah Kovner challenges longstanding beliefs about why Allied prisoners were mistreated in Japanese camps during the Second World War

Prisoners of War from the Allied forces eating food after being liberated from a Japanese Prisoner of War camp in Taiwan (Formosa), 1945 (Photo by Getty Images)

Historian Sarah Kovner talks to us about her new book, Prisoners of the Empire, which challenges longstanding beliefs about why Allied prisoners were mistreated in Japanese camps during the Second World War

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