RON BRIDGE

March 4, 2005

Thank you for your e-mail - sorry about the delay but I have just been away for 5 weeks in the South Pacific and the return from 80F to 32F is a shock.
Your queries.
1. Yes I was interned in Weihsien Camp.
2. Add me to the distributioon list by all means.

Now comments I can recall CNAC DC-3s after WW2 as I did not get out of China until 1951 so I know what CNAC is all about.

I am researching the British civlains who were interned by the Japanese as there is no composite list availble anywhere, in my research I do have the names of other nationalities who were in camps which had a proportion of British as there were many mixed marriages and it is some people had dual nationality. At this stage I have over 30,000 names on my data base, the format for publication is not yet decided as I ahve up to 25 data fields. I have Elizabeth Steele Scott born 1920 in Santo Tomas.

As for your pages great idea but huge task. There are around 3,000 British civilains still alive and I suspect 2,000 American, 200 Canadian, Austarlain, New Zealand and about 20,000 Dutch. I have not considerd the military. With regards Civilains Actually interned those numbers are 20,000, 14,000, 1100 and 150,000 respectively.

Rgds

Ron

If you would like to share any information about Ron Bridge
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please let me, Tom Moore, know.
Thanks!

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