Story: Veterans’ assistance

Veterans of Japanese POW camps

New Zealand veterans held in Japanese prisoner-of-war (POW) camps in the Second World War had to wait many years for government compensation. By the time compensation was agreed to, a large number of eligible veterans had died. This clip from a 2002 television news item shows men who received the compensation, and one of those who did not – Jim MacIntosh, represented by his widow Joan. 

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Mark Derby, 'Veterans’ assistance - War pensions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 January 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012