Battery Histories which appear on this website are due to a long line of men,
many whose names will never be
known. These men, at great risk, wrote them
from memory whilst incarcerated in Japanese POW Camps. They then
concealed the documents for the duration, again at risk to
their lives. Not every battery
history has survived the war or found its way here, and their loss is part of the tragic
story of wartime's indifference to human life and heritage alike.
So that they will not be lost, we place them into the public domain.