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Giving Bombs for a Promise

Giving Bombs for a Promise

With very little fighting power at Mount Nicholson, Mr. Bembridge is supplied with bombs from a young Chinese boy.

Shooting Myself in the Mirror

Shooting Myself in the Mirror

In pursuit of a sniper, Mr. Bembridge shares his story of shooting his own image through a wall sized mirror, believing he had captured the enemy.

Circle of Surrender

Circle of Surrender

Mr. Bembridge describes his reaction to the treatment while being gathered up by the Japanese guards and fearing for his life.

A Miserable Place

A Miserable Place

Mr. Bembridge describes the harsh and brutal conditions of North Point Camp facing starvation and brutality as a prisoner of war.

Dysentery in the Camp

Dysentery in the Camp

Mr. Bembridge recalls his suffering with dysentery within the camp and how his health was affected by this.

Exhaustion Gets the Best of Me

Exhaustion Gets the Best of Me

Working fourteen hour days, Mr. Bembridge is assisted by his buddies on the march back to camp.

A Beating Never Forgotten

A Beating Never Forgotten

Mr. Bembridge shares an emotional story of how badly he was beaten knowing if he retaliated he would be killed.

Standing Hours Against a Wall

Standing Hours Against a Wall

Thought to be laughing, Japanese guards torture and beat Mr. Bembridge as he stands against a wall grasping for his life

The Sight of Freedom

The Sight of Freedom

As Mr. Bembridge sights American planes over the camp dropping 45 gallon drums of supplies, he soon realizes the war is over and freedom is drawing near.

Barely Recognizable

Barely Recognizable

On board the Prince Robert, a sailor weeps at the sight of Mr. Bembridge’s conditions, remembering him as a healthy soldier.

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