As part of the celebrations marking 70 years since VJ Day and the end of the Second World War, we've been hearing from veterans of the 'Far East' conflict this week.
Bill Marshall was a prisoner of war in Java, before being transported in one of the notorious 'hell ships' to a camp in Japan.
He and other POWs were packed onto the vessels in conditions so cramped you could barely lie down.
Having to deal with freezing temperatures, constant attacks from insects, and the spread of illnesses like dysentry, things didn't get much easier when they got to Japan - where they were put to hard labour in the country's mines.
Click here for much more, meanwhile, as we remember VJ Day.