"After 50 years of peace and
civilised living the nightmares continue"
Sketches of Japanese atrocities carried out
by Japanese military
during the building of the Thai-Burma railroad by
PRISONERS OF WAR 1942-1945
Seen on T.V.
reproductions of watercolour
sketches of Japanese atrocities.
This slim book of 40 pages
depicts 22 pages of graphic
accounts with descriptive text as
well as photographs and a moving
story about a single day in the
life of a Japanese P.O.W. on the
infamous "Railroad of
Death" from 1942 to 1945.
will have a profound effect on
all who peruse it. It shows with
stark clarity the atrocities
P.O.W.'s had to endure on a daily
basis. It will also alert the
younger generation to what
happened and so to be vigilant in
preserving a democratic and just
way of life.
Forget', published by Bevere
Vivis Gallery Books, contains 21
water colour paintings, a short
story and various supporting
items together with descriptive
text. This book has readers in
the U.K., the U.S.A., the
Netherlands, Canada, Australia,
Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.
young man Fred was captured by the Japanese in the Far
East and suffered as a prisoner of war on the notorious
Thai-Burma railroad. To commemorate the 50th anniversary
of VJ Day, Fred mounted a special exhibition of his
water-colour paintings depicting the atrocities which he
personally endured or witnessed as a prisoner on the
infamous "railway of death" during world war
two. It was a very moving exhibition which Fred mounted
in memory of the many men who died on the railway and in
the hope that such atrocities would never be repeated.
Following the success of the exhibition, it was felt that
a more permanent memorial of the sufferings endured by so
many should be created and, accordingly, Fred combined
his talents to produce a book "Lest We Forget"
incorporating 21 water-colour paintings from the
exhibition together with a short story and various
supporting items and supporting text.
The book was published by Bevere Vivis Gallery Books Ltd.
and has found outlets in the UK, Holland, Australia,
Indonesia and the U.S.A. as well as in Japan itself. Fred
himself has received wide recognition for his efforts and
has appeared not only on local radio and in the local
press but also on national T.V. in the U.K. He was
greatly encouraged in his ambition to avoid any future
atrocities by an invitation to go to Japan itself where
he made an appearance on a Japanese T.V. news network and
was featured in an article in a leading Nagasaki
newspaper. He is also encouraged by the the fact that he
is receiving small but regular orders for his book from
to the tremendous impact of his book "Lest We
Forget", a second issue has been published. This
contains additional text relating to the Author's
experience as a Japanese P.O.W. in World War Two.
Please read on about Fred Seiker's Portfolio, an adjunct to
the book containing his original paintings. He has donated the
entire collection of his original paintings to the
National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas,
Staffordshire U.K. where the paintings are on
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