The Lisbon Maru Book: A Tribute
"On the 27th of September 1942, 1,816 British prisoners of war embarked upon the Japanese transport ship, Lisbon Maru, to sail to Japan to be used as slave labour in Japanese industry. A week later, over half of them were dead, killed in a calculated act of murder by their Japanese military captors. Over the next two-and-a-half years, many more died as a result of torture, brutality, starvation, overwork, and the withholding of medical treatment."
The Lisbon Maru book will give an account of every single one of the men onboard that ill fated vessel, those who drowned inside the sinking ship, those that were murdered immediately afterwards, those who died of disease and starvation in the POW Camps, and those that survived it all to return home.