British POWs sank with the Lisbon Maru - should it be raised?


A story on The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru
BBC News
14 July 2018

A Chinese film-maker wants to raise a Japanese ship that was sunk in 1942 with hundreds of British prisoners of war on board. Some of the victims’ families back the idea, but one of the survivors says it’s a war grave, and should be left where it lies.

“We knew we’d been hit by a torpedo. And the ship started listing. That was it,” says Dennis Morley, now 98 but then a 22-year-old in the Royal Scots regiment.

In total 828 POWs died either on board or in the waters nearby, according to Tony Banham, author of The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru: Britain’s Forgotten Wartime Tragedy. . . .

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