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Long lost voices of Canadian PoW's

Left: Mona Thornton and Craig Henderson pose with one of the paper phonograph recordings of her father's voice while he was a Japanese prison-of-war.  Mona's father, Joseph Frenette, is in the photo on the gramophone. Right:  The vintage photo is circa 1940, Mona with her parents Ruth and Joe Frenette, prior to him heading off to Hong Kong. (Courtesy Craig Henderson)

Radio Tokyo recorded the voices of Canadian prisoners of war in 1943 to let people back in Canada know what had happened to them. 

Those recordings have survived the last 70 years and many have made their way into collections.

Craig Henderson is a historian and radio producer who tells the story of these recordings and he will give talk at the Penticton museum on Tuesday.

He stopped by our studio to give Chris Walker a sample of those long lost voices and the story they tell.

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