A poignant tribute to the suffering of the POWs. So many died, so many had physical scars but all had mental scars, their lives changed forever, and at such a young age. They would never be the same again. Most ex-POWs of the Japanese didn’t talk about their experiences. Only other POWs would have understood, and many former POWs experienced nightmares despite their attempts to forget the horrors of the past. Many survivors lived to a ripe old age, despite their near death experience and privation when they were young men and women.