WWII heroes reduced to skin and bone in Japan's POW camps

These photographs show the skeletal state of British prisoners in Japan at the end of the Second World War. Hundreds of emaciated servicemen were found following the fall of Japan in 1945.

These shocking photographs show the skeletal state of British prisoners in Japan at the end of the Second World War.Hundreds of emaciated servicemen who had been starved and brutally beaten by their captors were found by Allied troops following the fall of Japan in 1945.Photographers were brought in to take pictures of the prisoners for use as evidence in any future war crimes trial.The images show gaunt and haggard men whose bodies were reduced to skin and bone and some of their sadistic gua...