In case you are not able to get to her blog, I can tell you that her father, Harry Hines, along with his fellow prisoners were held at the notorious Omori Prison Camp and it was in an area which was adjacent to civilian homes. One of the teenage girls would play her piano and she realized that she had her "regulars" who would listen to her music through the barbed wire. After the war ended, these same men who had enjoyed the music, made a point of going to the home to say thank you to this Japanese family. The woman is now 85 years old and she wanted to find out what happened to the men...so make sure you go to Janice's blog and read this story! If you live in the UK, you might remember reading this in the Telegraph just a few weeks ago...
And when you read this story, you might notice that one of the POW's was an American from Georgia, and that does make me curious, I wonder how we could find out what happened to him? If you know nothing of the brutality of the POW camps, there are plenty of accounts from the men who survived them, I think that all of us should know their stories and remember them, the men and women who gave so much.
Janice granted her permission to have this link to her post and she asked me this: If there is anyone who might have any more information about her father, Harry Hines, to please contact her as there are gaps in the information that she has about her father's life.
Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.