War veteran to meet ‘enemy’
A WW2 veteran has met an old ‘enemy’ for the first time.
Sir Harold Atcherley, 97, who used to live in Long Melford, was a PoW who was forced by the Japanese to work on the notorious Burma-Thailand ‘death railway.’
Mr Mikio Kinoshita, 95, was a Japanese army engineer on that railway. The pair met up in London on Monday. Sir Harold said: “The thought behind the invitation is to extend the hand of friendship and human understanding after so many years of misunderstanding, before it is too late.”