Rev and Mrs Philip
Brownless at home
|Rev Philip Brownless - former Burma Campaign Officer
My regiment (1st Battalion the Essex Regt.) was put in behind the
lines near Kohima (in Burma), to march, exhausted, over jungle covered
| The fighting was bitter and the wounded, whom we could
not get out, were bayoneted to death by the enemy. To these memories
were added the tales of the terrible suffering of POWs in Japanese
hands. But I decided it is up to individuals to make moves towards
reconciliation if we hope for a peaceful world for our grandchildren.
I should like to commend enthusiastically the heroic work of Keiko
and the healing brought about by Agape and by the words and actions
of many Japanese ex-servicemen I know.