Plan to recover 828 PoWs from wreck of the Lisbon Maru - News Summed Up

Plan to recover 828 PoWs from wreck of the Lisbon Maru


The horrific story of 1,800 British prisoners of war battened into three cargo holds of a torpedoed Japanese transport ship is so little told that the dead are known by historians as the forgotten boys. Some scrambled to freedom even as the Japanese guards shot at them. Survivors later recounted hearing the singing of It’s a Long Way to Tipperary as the boat sank. Now a Chinese-American businessman is looking to bring the remains of the 828 who drowned in the Lisbon Maru to the surface. Fang Li, 64, has embarked on a quest to find offspring and relatives of the victims who went down with the 7,000-ton…


Source: The Times April 16, 2018 15:56 UTC


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