A War Story (1981)

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Based on the diary of Dr. Ben Wheeler, who was taken prisoner in 1942 when the Japanese captured Shanghai. The film deals with his time in a mining compound where he looked after British POW's. Film uses contemporary documentary footage and interviews with fellow prisoners. Based on the medical diary kept by the filmmaker's father Dr.Ben Wheeler, during his captivity by the Japanese, following the fall of Singapore in February 1942. Deals with his time as doctor in charge of a prisoner of war mining camp in Formosa (Taiwan), where he looked after British POWs. Uses contemporary documentary footage and interviews with fellow prisoners.

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