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The members of COFEPOW are the children, families and friends of the many thousands of men, women and children imprisoned or interned and those who died at the hands of the Japanese in the Far East.

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Poems of Hope

A poignant, often emotional and always thought-provoking collection of poems written by Far-East Prisoners of War during and after incarceration by Japanese forces in the Second World War, or by their families since.
Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, August 15th 2020.

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COFEPOW's Latest News

Keep up to date with all of COFEPOW's latest news. See details below.

Doorstep Silence on Remembrance Sunday

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October 19, 2020
Please share this great idea
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BAFEPOW October 2020 News Sheet

News
October 19, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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VJ Day Gallery of Heroes

News
October 14, 2020
1000 photos by November
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FEPOW 75th Anniversary Virtual Commemoration Update

News
October 5, 2020
New website for a virtual commemoration
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Marian Lowe Donation

News
September 24, 2020
Huge thanks to Marian for her donation!
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COFEPOW Scotland

News
September 15, 2020
Occasional Newsletter No. 4
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Batu Lintang POW campsite celebrates 75 years of liberation

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September 11, 2020
The Batu Lintang Prisoners of War (POW) campsite
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BAFEPOW September 2020 News Sheet

News
September 10, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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VJ75 – Leicestershire Prisoners of War in the Far East 1941 - 45

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September 7, 2020
Opens at Newarke Houses on the 75th anniversary of VJ Day
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VJ Day 75 Service, Easthill Park, Portslade

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September 7, 2020
War Memorial in Easthill Park, Portslade
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CWGC VJ Day Commemorations

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September 7, 2020
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery & Chungkai War Cemetery
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The Nagasaki Monument Foundation Update

News
September 2, 2020
Story by Rob Schouten and Ruud van Kraaij.
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COFEPOW's Upcoming Events

Make sure you don't miss any of COFEPOW's upcoming events. See details below.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO UPCOMING EVENTS. PLEASE CHECK AGAIN SOON FOR UPDATES.
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In Memory of Eileen Robertson

Eileen was held in high regard and loved by so many members, please make some time to read three very poignant and touching obituaries from Graham, her husband, Carole Cooper, former chairman and trustee, and Norman Craik.

Read Obituaries Here →

The COFEPOW National Enterprise Competition for Primary Schools

The COFEPOW National Enterprise Competition for Primary Schools

We are delighted to say that we are about to embark on a new project which involves establishing a competition for Primary Schools. You are cordially invited to attend the launching of our Education programme on 15th February 2017.

Research Database

COFEPOW has developed Research Database, which is designed to assist in finding information on WW2 and the Far East easily and quickly. Thousands of liberation questionnaires are now available on the Research Database. There is an integrated search engine to make finding information easier.

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COFEPOW's Latest News

Keep up to date with all of COFEPOW's latest news. See details below.

Chichester VJDay75

News
August 20, 2020
Chichester Remembers - VJ Day - 75th Anniversary
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Doorstep Silence on Remembrance Sunday

News
October 19, 2020
Please share this great idea
Read More  →

BAFEPOW October 2020 News Sheet

News
October 19, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
Read More  →

VJ Day Gallery of Heroes

News
October 14, 2020
1000 photos by November
Read More  →

COFEPOW Scotland

News
September 15, 2020
Occasional Newsletter No. 4
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FEPOW 75th Anniversary Virtual Commemoration Update

News
October 5, 2020
New website for a virtual commemoration
Read More  →

Marian Lowe Donation

News
September 24, 2020
Huge thanks to Marian for her donation!
Read More  →

Batu Lintang POW campsite celebrates 75 years of liberation

News
September 11, 2020
The Batu Lintang Prisoners of War (POW) campsite
Read More  →

BAFEPOW September 2020 News Sheet

News
September 10, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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VJ Day 75 Service, Easthill Park, Portslade

News
September 7, 2020
War Memorial in Easthill Park, Portslade
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Poignant VJ day event held in Chichester

News
August 18, 2020
Relatives of Far Eastern Prisoners of War were among those who gathered
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The Nagasaki Monument Foundation Update

News
September 2, 2020
Story by Rob Schouten and Ruud van Kraaij.
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Burma Railway Exhibition in Cumbria

News
September 2, 2020
Calling all members in Cumbria
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Loving dad kept prisoner of war camp horror secret from his family

News
August 21, 2020
His daughter has spoken of her pride in what her dad went through for his country
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VJ 75 at Rocks by Rail, Cottesmore

News
August 21, 2020
VJ 75 commemoration at the Museum at Cottesmore
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Captivity: Revisting the River Kwai (video)

News
August 21, 2020
Sally Grumbridge talks about her father's experiences
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RBL Online Messages for VJ Day Poppy Posies

News
August 20, 2020
Uncover the untold stories
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Re-launch of Captive Memories, Far East POW website

News
August 20, 2020
http://www.captivememories.org.uk/
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VJ75 - BBC One Morning Programme

News
August 14, 2020
The Nation Remembers
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VJ Day 75th Anniversary Service from Leicester Cathedral

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August 13, 2020
15/08/2020 at 5pm, Leicester Cathedral will broadcast a Service of Commemoration
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VJ75 Programme - BBC One

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August 12, 2020
8:30pm Saturday 15th August
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VJ75 - Poppy Messages

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August 10, 2020
Submit your message by an online form
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FEPOW Building Closed - 11.08.2020 until 15.08.2020

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August 6, 2020
Tuesday 11 August until 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 15 August
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The Foundation Monument Nagasaki

News
July 31, 2020
looking for relatives of the prisoners of War of camp Fukuoka 14b
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VJ75 BBC Progamme - Descendants of Commonwealth FEPOWs

News
July 31, 2020
Calling all descendants of Commonwealth FEPOWs
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Proposed Memorial To The Victims of the Lisbon Maru

News
July 15, 2020
Work is underway on a project to build a memorial
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BAFEPOW July 2020 News Sheet

News
July 15, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Vic Pugh, has died at the age of 98

News
June 26, 2020
One of Shropshire's last survivors
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VJ75 BBC Progamme

News
June 22, 2020
Calling all FEPOWs, COFEPOWs and beyond.
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Brian Burnie's Walk Around Britain

News
June 22, 2020
Open invitation to all FEPOW's
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BAFEPOW June 2020 News Sheet

News
June 16, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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N.F.F.W.R.A VJ75 Event Postponed

News
June 5, 2020
St Martin-in-the-Fields event postponed
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Postponment of VJ75 Events - Press Release

News
April 26, 2020
VJ75 events Postponed until 2021
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The Secret Art of Survival Exhibition - Cancelled

News
March 23, 2020
University of Liverpool closed the Victoria Gallery & Museum
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William Brown - 103 years old!

News
March 23, 2020
What an incredible man
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Birmingham Association of Far East Prisoners' of War (BAFEPOW)

News
March 30, 2020
A COVID-19 message from our friends at BAFEPOW
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Eden Camp invites COFEPOW

News
July 20, 2019
Eden Camp invites COFEPOW representatives to mark VJ Day in August
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VJ Day Petition

News
February 14, 2019
Commemorate the significance of Aug 15th
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LSTM FEPOW Secret Art of Survival - Grant Approved

News
December 20, 2018
LSTM Crowdfunding Grant Approved!
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LSTM FEPOW Secret Art of Survival - Target Reached!

News
November 12, 2018
LSTM Crowdfunding target reached!
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LSTM FEPOW Secret Art of Survival - Crowdfunding

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September 24, 2018
LSTM FEPOW Art Exhibition has launched a Crowdfunding page
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COFEPOW Extends its ties with the LSTM in 2018

News
July 9, 2018
FEPOW art exhibition scheduled for summer/autumn of 2018
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